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Higher Education Headlines: April 19

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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TSU’s Radio Station To Lead national HBCU Campaign To Engage Communities Affected By COVID-19
Houston Chronicle
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Four Historically Black Medical Schools Receive $6 Million for Vaccination Efforts
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Lawmakers Consider Limiting Tenure After UT-Austin Professor Sued Students Over Accusations Of Promoting Pedophilia
The Texas Tribune
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Pre- And Post-COVID, Technology Is Reshaping Admissions Forever
Inside Higher Ed
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University of Colorado Refused To Pay $17 Million Ransom
Inside Higher Ed
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Protecting And Insuring Student Privacy
Inside Higher Ed
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Cyberattacks Are Spiking. Colleges Are Fighting Back.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Throws Colleges a Curve Ball
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Community Colleges Turn To New Incentives For Enrollment
Inside Higher Ed
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Lone Star College Selects Kingwood Campus President
[Dr. Melissa Gonzalez is the spouse of Harris County Sheriff and UHD Alum Ed Gonzalez]

Houston Business Journal
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As Texas Legislature Considers Anti-trans Bills, NCAA Announces It Will Not Hold Events In States That Discriminate Against Transgender Students
The Texas Tribune
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Biden Releases Budget Plan: Increases For Pell Grants, HBCUs And More
Inside Higher Ed
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U.S. Colleges Divided Over Requiring Student Vaccinations
Houston Chronicle
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Students Are Ready To Enroll Regardless of COVID-19 Precautions, Survey Finds
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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App’s Private Aid Algorithm Promises Fast Cash
Inside Higher Ed
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Transfer Enrollment Drops
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.