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UHD in the News: June 3, 2015

Read below for what's newsworthy this week at UHD:

Bonds for Campus Construction Sent to the Governor

The Texas Tribune reports that the Texas Senate and House approved the conference committee report on House Bill 100, which will authorize $3.1 billion worth of higher education construction bonds, $60 million of which is allotted for building a new science and technology building at UHD.

Professor Comments on New Law Related to Private University Police Departments

KPRC Channel 2 launched an investigation in 2013 which led to the passing of Senate Bill 308, requiring private university police departments to comply with the Texas Public Information Act. Criminal Justice professor Larry Karson said, "I don't think most people in Texas want to allow any peace officer to have that kind of power to do things and never expose them self to public scrutiny."

President Flores Signs Presidents' Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education

UHD is now listed as a signatory of Campus Compact's Presidents' Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education, joining hundreds of other higher education institutions in recognizing the importance of civic responsibility and community engagement in college and university culture.