Higher Education Headlines: Oct. 1
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Humana Gives UH $15M for New Medical School, Related Colleges—Houston Business JournalLouisville, Kentucky-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) will donate $15 million over 10 years to create the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston.
Yale Faces Race-Bias Probe—The Wall Street JournalThe Justice Department and Education Department opened an investigation into whether Yale University illegally discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
Report: UT Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegation Levied Against State Sen. Charles Schwertner—The Texas TribuneThe University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student.
These Colleges’ Finances are Being More Closely Watched by the Education Dept.—The Chronicle of Higher EducationNearly 40 universities and colleges are facing increased scrutiny from the U.S. Education Department regarding their finances.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.