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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: April 26

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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A System Leader Sells His Vision for Remaking Public Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UT-Austin’s Longhorn Band Will Be Forced to Play “The Eyes of Texas” Song That’s Become a Source of Fierce Division
The Texas Tribune
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Charting A New Normal
Inside Higher Ed
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Forced Out: The Faces of Higher Education’s Historic Layoffs
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Lawmakers Asked to Consider Funding for Apprenticeships at Two-Year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
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“They’re Giving Up”: How COVID Red Tape is Decimating International Higher Education in Texas
Houston Chronicle
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Test-Optional Admissions Yields Benefits
Inside Higher Ed
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Here’s Who Was Hit Hardest by Higher Ed Pandemic-Driven Job Losses
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Vaccine Dilemma: Should Colleges Mandate COVID-19 shots? Encourage? Incentivize? All of the above?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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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.