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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: October 4

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Tomlinson: In Today’s Labor Climate, Bachelor’s Degrees Are Overrated
Houston Chronicle
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Earning a Degree has Become More Difficult as Tuition Increases, Which Has Houstonians Pondering Its Worth
Houston Business Journal
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Rice Researchers Hope to Turn Trash Into Earth Elements – In Less Than a Second
Houston Chronicle
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Student-Housing Sector Back in Session with Occupancy Growth, Institutional Investors After Rocky 2020
Houston Business Journal
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NRLB Memo Says Athletes at Private Universities are Employees. Here’s What That Could Mean for Schools.
Houston Business Journal
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UH Professors Develop Intranasal COVID Vaccine
Houston Chronicle
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The Truth About Strategic Plans
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Leader of Prestigious Yale Program Resigns, Citing Donor Pressure
The New York Times
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Harvard Business School Suspends Most in-person MBA Classes and Networking Events after COVID-19 Outbreak
The Wall Street Journal
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University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital
The Wall Street Journal
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One State’s HBCUs are Seeing More Interest From Adult Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The post-pandemic future of college? It’s on campus and online.
The Washington Post
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States Will Need to Pony Up for Biden’s Free College Plan
Inside Higher Ed
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These A re The 25 Fastest Growing Colleges In The U.S.
Houston Business Journal
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The Betrayal of Historically Black Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Do algorithms lead admissions in the wrong direction?
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.