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Higher Education Headlines: Oct. 21

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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University of St. Thomas to display Jesus in Augmented Reality Come December—Houston Chronicle
The University is taking its on-campus experience to a new level with an “augmented reality Jesus” experience that will allow visitors during the coming holiday season to view real-life nativity scenes near its chapel by opening a cell phone app.

Elizabeth Warren’s #MeToo Experience at UH—Houston Chronicle
Before she became a presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren was a law professor at the University of Houston — and the target of sexual harassment, according to a new report. [Subscription may be required.]

Academics Raise Concerns About Report Finding Harris County DA Overburdened, Understaffed—Houston Chronicle
More than two dozen academics and legal scholars this week released a letter criticizing a recent Texas Southern University data analysis they say relied on a methodology littered with “fatal flaws” to conclude the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is short more than 100 lawyers.

‘Buc-cee’s Stadium at Kyle Field’? No Way, Says Aggie’s AD—Houston Chronicle
Texas A&M Athletic Director Ross Bjork chuckled at the suggested name high in the sky in maroon lights, spawned from a reporter’s question more loaded than a gussied-up gas station burrito: “Buc-ee’s Stadium at Kyle Field.” [Subscription may be required.]

The Witnesses: Inside the Detention Centers that Shocked America, a Professor and Her Peers Documented the Truth. Their Assigned Roles Quickly Unraveled.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
In Texas, a cohort of scholars were there to document, but the desperation they witnessed hit parts of them that lay deeper than their academic personas. It would force them to decide: Should they act?

Most Expensive Colleges in Texas—The Houston Business Journal
Rice University has one of the most expensive total costs among colleges in Texas — but that's not the whole story for Rice, which often is ranked among the best values in the country. [Subscription may be required.]

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.