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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.