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) 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.