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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).

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 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.