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UHD in the News: Aug. 15, 2016

In recent headlines:

Inside Higher Ed: Moraine Valley Community College limits enrollment in some sections of college success course to African-American students. UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas is quoted.

Houston Chronicle: The first Mexican-American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor during World War II, Macario Garcia was refused service at a local diner. A fight broke out and Garcia was the only one arrested. UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas studied the case and is quoted in the article.

Houston Chronicle: Six months after Houston's police chief retired and 10 months after Houston's fire chief resigned to take another job, both departments remain without permanent chiefs, prompting concerns that public safety could suffer during the transition to permanent leadership. Larry Karson, UHD assistant professor of criminal justice, is quoted.

Houston Matters (radio broadcast): A recent report from the U.S. Department of Education says over the past three decades, state and local spending on prisons and jails has risen more than three times faster than spending on elementary and secondary education. The disparities are far greater in Texas, where prison spending grew at nearly eight times the rate of school spending. Krista Gehring, UHD assistant professor of criminal justice, was interviewed regarding the disparities.

Psychology Today: Kristin J. Anderson, professor of psychology at the UHD Center for Critical Race Studies and author of Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era (Oxford 2015), contrasts ally activism with coalition building.

Alumni in the news:

HoustonISD News Blog: Bertha Espinosa-Garza was named principal of Golfcrest Elementary School after serving 16 years at the elementary level as instructional specialist, literacy coach, and bilingual teacher. Espinoza-Garza received her Bachelor of Science in Bilingual Education at UHD.