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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: October 18

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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University of Houston Powers Up AI Research Thanks to $50 million Grant
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Maryland’s 2+2 Transfer Scholarship: A Preliminary Analysis
Inside Higher Ed
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The Educational Equivalent of Energy Star
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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How Baylor Steered Lower-income Parents to Debt They Couldn’t Afford
The Wall Street Journal
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Gov. Greg Abbott to Add Higher Education Construction Projects to Third Special Session
The Texas Tribune
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Enrollment, Diversity Increases at Some Texas Colleges
Houston Chronicle
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Expert View: Targeting The “Structural Mismatch” Between Universities and Modern Students
Houston Business Journal
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Review: The Way We Classify Colleges is All Wrong
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Education and Justice Departments Warn of COVID’s “Profound” Toll on Student Mental Health
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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At Stephen F. Austin University, A Quiet Pay Pump for the President Sparks Outrage and Questions Over the Budget and Furloughs.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Georgia’s University System Takes on Tenure
The New York Times
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Opinion: Bret Stephens: What does a university owe democracy?
Houston Chronicle
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How did these pandemic predictions turn out?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Numbers Are In: Online Education Isn’t Going Anywhere
Houston Business Journal
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What Strategic Plans Reveal About Higher Ed Marketing
Inside Higher Ed
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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.