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Higher Education Headlines: April 5

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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See Which Local Universities Rank on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad Schools Lists
Houston Business Journal
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Universal Technical Institute to Acquire MIAT College of Technology, Including Houston campus
Houston Business Journal
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The Pandemic Hit The Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them are Hurting, Too.
The New York Times
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How Can State Funding Incentivize Equity?
Inside Higher Ed
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Biden’s Billions for Higher Ed
Inside Higher
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College Mask Enforcement Becomes More Strict as Pandemic Persists
Houston Chronicle
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Colt McCoy Teamed With Rich Alumni to Pressure University to Keep ‘Eyes of Texas’, E-mails Show
Houston Chronicle
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Texas A&M University System Announces Big Expansion Into North Dallas
Houston Business Journal
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Confronting A Cascading Crisis
Inside Higher Ed

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Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Advance Equitable Transfer
Inside Higher Ed
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Collections Are Halted on Over a Million Students in Default
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Should College Students Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccines Now?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges Break From Corporate Dining Services
Inside Higher Ed
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The Real College Admissions Scandal
Inside Higher Ed
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Houston Colleges Compete in COVID Vaccination Numbers as Eligibility Expands to All Adults
Houston Chronicle
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Job Cuts and Stagnant Salaries: A New Report Details the Pandemic’s Toll on The Faculty
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Rice University Announces Expansion of Student Body and Campus
Houston Chronicle

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Black lawmakers, NAACP and Students Push Back on UT-Austin’s “The Eyes of Texas” Report, Urge School to Lose Song
The Texas Tribune
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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.