Higher Education Headlines: Sept. 30
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Rice University Apologizes for Sexual Assault Discipline Blunder—Houston Chronicle
An anonymous op-ed about a sexual assault published in Rice University’s student newspaper has sparked controversy on campus this week, and a late Friday apology from the university president.
Texas Colleges Teach Students Financial Literacy—Houston Chronicle
As a first-generation college student, Alex Begnaud came to Sam Houston State University with many questions — especially about money.
Despite Obstacles, Black Colleges are Pipelines to the Middle Class, Study Finds—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Historically black colleges and universities have far smaller endowments and a far larger share of low-income students than predominantly white institutions do. Yet black colleges raise students up the ladder of economic success at rates comparable to white colleges, according to a study.
My University is Dying. And Soon Yours Will Be, Too—The Chronicle of Higher Education
North Dakota colleges undergoing major cuts, changes and no discussion of restoring higher education funds
California Governor will Sign Plan to Let NCAA Athletes Be Paid—The New York Times
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. The measure, the first of its kind, threatens the business model of college sports
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.