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Higher Education Headlines: April 13


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Four Colleges, Two Weeks, One Choice: How COVID-19 Scattered U.S. Higher Education  The Chronicle of Higher Education 
Over 11 days, more than 100 institutions announced plans to take instruction online.  
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Out of Work, Uncertain About Future Inside Higher Ed  
A new survey suggests more than 60 percent of Americans have lost income amid the pandemic and recession. Those seeking more education are looking online.
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The Pandemic is Already Hitting Sectors Unevenly, Never Mind the Hitches in Federal Relief  The Chronicle of Higher Education  
The effects of the pandemic hit unevenly across higher ed. [Free Subscription Required.] 

Campus Zero — The Chronicle of Higher Education 
Before the coronavirus shuttered universities nationwide, it turned Seattle’s college leaders into early responders. Their decisions shaped a nation’s reaction. [Free Subscription Required.]  

Opinion: Retaining High-risk Students Amid the Coronavirus Inside Higher Ed 
Higher education needs a national coalition to tackle two goals: keeping and recruiting students, especially those at risk, and building a digital infrastructure for the long haul.
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Texas A&M System to Launch TV Series on COVID-19 Houston Chronicle
 “COVID-19: The Texas A&M System Responds,” is an informational TV series about the virus, featuring experts and scientists throughout the system and Chancellor John Sharp as moderator.  [Subscription Required.] 

How Will The Pandemic Change Higher Education.  The Chonricle of Higher Education
Professors, administrators, and staff on what the coronavirus will leave in its wake.
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Stepping Up and Helping Out Inside Higher Ed  
Whether they're producing 3-D-printed face shields, mixing do-it-yourself hand sanitizer, providing free babysitting services or organizing collection drives for safety gear, members of the higher ed community are supporting front-line workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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Anxious Wait for Stimulus Money Inside Higher Ed
College leaders worry about delays and technical problems with the distribution of stimulus money, but a Senate GOP aide says they should stop whining. [Free Subscription Required.] 

Here Come The Furloughs — Inside Higher Ed 
Sharp reductions in revenue and potential increases in expenses are spurring colleges to furlough or lay off employees while they wait for the coronavirus outbreak and the uncertainty it brings to subside. [Free Subscription Required.] 


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.