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UHD In The News: Week of Nov. 29

University of Houston-Downtown community members and events were featured in the following news stories and broadcast segments.

UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies was mentioned in Crossroads Today article on the MPAC Film Festival.

UHD was featured in several news segments related to the U.S. Congressional Debates hosted on campus. The university was featured in a Houston Chronicle article and in segments on ABC13  and FOX26. 

Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, assistant professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding Campus Carry.

 Dr. Creshema Murray, assistant professor of communication studies, was interviewed by KPRC regarding the Kavanaugh-Ford testimonies. Her interview also was used by Newstrendtoday.com.

Alumna Sarah DeMerchant was profiled by Community Impact Newspaper regarding her candidacy for State Rep. in District 26.

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.