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.
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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 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).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. 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.