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Higher Education Headlines: August 10

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UT-Austin will Test 5,000 a Week for Coronavirus and Cover Out-of-pocket Costs for Students
The Texas Tribune
The university plans to test all of its campus residence hall students by the beginning of September. It will continue to identify individuals or groups on campus strategically to test those at a higher risk of disease spread and perform random testing.

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UH, ACC Plan to Play Full Football Season
Houston Chronicle
The American Athletic Conference announced plans to play a full schedule this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bill Proposes $1 Billion for Medical Schools to Encourage Enrollment, Retention of Black Doctors
Houston Chronicle
The Expanding Medical Education Act was introduced by Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va. aims to "tackle the lack of representation of rural students, underserved students, and students of color in the physician pipeline.

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College Reopening Plans Include How Many Coronavirus Cases would Close Them Again
The Wall Street Journal
Triggers that could make schools reverse course midsemester include increasing coronavirus infection rates, full ICU facilities, or even a student or staff death.
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What’s The Likely Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education?
Inside Higher Ed
In the wake of extreme economic uncertainty, and with many colleges and universities going virtual for the fall 2020 semester, the coronavirus pandemic has sent unprecedented shocks through the higher education system.
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MBA Programs’ Back-to-school Plans Under Threat
The Wall Street Journal
Under pressure to provide an on-campus experience, many business schools planned to offer some in-person teaching. Now some are opting for online-only.
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This College Lowered Tuition Due to the Pandemic – and Plans Not to Raise It Again
PBS News Hour Online
With many schools deciding to offer only remote classes but still charging full tuition, the pandemic has added a new urgency to questions about the cost and value of higher education.

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Making Remote Learning Relevant
Inside Higher Ed
What if colleges viewed this fall not only as a campus emergency of epic proportions, but also as an astonishing educational opportunity?

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Faulty Assumptions About Lab Teaching During COVID
Inside Higher Ed
Given the success of her online class this summer, a Boston University facult member disagrees with the notion that lab courses can’t be taught remotely.
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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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.