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UHD In The News: Week of March 12

University of Houston-Downtown faculty and students were featured in the following news articles and broadcast segments.

UHD’s Critical Race Studies Scholar in Residence was featured in African American News & Issues.

UHD’s Dr. Felicia Harris, assistant professor of communication studies, and students addressed diversity at universities and safe spaces for students of color on FOX26’s “The Isiah Factor.”

Daniel Villanueva, associate vice president for Enrollment Management, was interviewed by FOX26 regarding the proposal to end public service loan forgiveness, as well as UHD’s Gator Pledge.

Dr. Gene Preuss, associate professor of history, discussed President’s Day on FOX26’s “Isiah Factor.”

Dr. Gene Preuss, associate professor of history, discussed the history of internment camps in the U.S. with FOX26’s “Isiah Factor.”

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.