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Higher Education Headlines: August 9

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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MacKenzie Scott donated $560 million to 23 HBUs. Here are the other things they have in common.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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What prevents isolation and dropout for nontraditional students? Connection.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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College and Universities Need More Rappers
Inside Higher Ed
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Texas A&M Offers Free Tuition Prize for Vaccinated Undergrads
Houston Chronicle
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Texas Universities, Committed to Full Returns, Face Fall Terms with Surging COVID-19 Numbers and No Masks Mandates
The Texas Tribune
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Downfall of a Dean: How accusations of courting a racist donor derailed a career and disrupted a program.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Here a List of Colleges that Require Students or Employees to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas A&M Offers Free Tuition Prize for Vaccinated Undergrads
Houston Chronicle
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Some Texas Colleges to Alter Fall Semester Plans as Delta Variant Spreads
Houston Chronicle
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Appeals Court Backs Indiana University’s Required Vaccines
Inside Higher Ed
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Congress Urged to Earmark Up to $7 billion for Struggling State Colleges
Houston Business Journal
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Fading Beacon: The U.S. May Never Regain Its Dominance as a Destination for International Students. Here’s why that matters.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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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 60,000 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).

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.