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Higher Education Headlines: Sept. 3


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Frustrated North Forest Community Hopes HCC Campus Delivers on Promises—Houston Chronicle
Houston Community College’s North Forest campus, which will focus on workforce training and general education diplomas in northeast Houston, is opening its doors Monday for its first semester.

Majority of Patients Cancer Free After Treatment Developed at Rice—Houston Chronicle
Thirteen of the 15 prostate cancer patients treated with a Rice University-developed therapy were cancer-free after one year, a new study shows.

When All-Night Gaming Results in Dropping Out of College—The Wall Street Journal
For one young man, videogames helped him deal with anxiety but nearly derailed his college career; how he and his mom fought back.

UH System Board of Regents Approves $78 Million for Law Center—Houston Chronicle
The University of Houston aims to raise another $12 million by Nov. 1 toward the $90 million for the new law center.

A Public University With Too Much Money? Surpluses are More Complicated Than That.—The Chronicle of Higher Education
California State University system’s chancellor, Timothy P. White, found himself in a precarious position: assuring aggravated state lawmakers that Cal State was not in fact hoarding $1.5 billion in a secret slush fund.

Purdue Global’s Growth is Slower Than Expected, and More Takeaways From a Forum on Higher Education—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Enrollment growth at Purdue University Global isn’t as robust as Purdue expected, and building brand recognition for the renamed online institution it acquired in 2018 isn’t a snap, either.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.