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Higher Education Headlines: November 1

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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This college is scrapping an onerous financial-aid form for low-income students. Here’s why.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Students Rally to Keep College Affordability in Biden’s Spending Deal
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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JP Morgan Chase opens Fifth Ward ‘Community Branch’; Commits $1M to TSU
Houston Business Journal
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Expert View: A Look at The Future of Business Schools
Houston Business Journal
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Opinion: Biden’s free community college plan is dead. But there are other ways Congress can help students.
The Washington Post
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A Graduate Degree That Pays Off: The MBA
The Wall Street Journal
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UH Football Coach Dana Holgorsen Reportedly Among Potential Candidates to Fill Texas Tech Vacancy
Houston Chronicle
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Undergraduate Enrollment Continues Its Slide, Dipping 3.2 percent From Last Year
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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An undocumented UH freshman has a full ride and surgeon dreams. A DACA lawsuit could ruin it all.
Houston Chronicle
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Houston Colleges Could Get $552 million, More Than Twice Any Other City, From the Texas Legislature
Houston Chronicle
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America’s Standardized-testing Giants are Losing Money Fast
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Universities with Federal Contracts are Caught Between Greg Abbott and Joe Biden Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
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 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.