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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) 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.