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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: August 16

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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On Edge: In America’s Hottest COVID Hot Spot, LSU Employees Fear a Full Return to Campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Arizona Colleges Institute Mask Requirements in Potential Defiance of Governor’s Order
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Washington State University to End Personal, Philosophical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Delta Variant Raises Questions as Campuses Start Semester
Inside Higher Ed
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UH Receives Pair of $1 million Donations
Houston Chronicle
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Texas A&M Offers Free Tuition Prize for Vaccinated Undergraduates
Houston Chronicle
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NCAA Punishes Baylor University, But Not for Mishandling Sexual Violence
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UT San Antonio Will Start Fall Semester Online
Inside Higher Education
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Stanford University Requires Weekly Testing of Students – Even Though Vaccines Are Required
Inside Higher Education
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At This West Virginia Campus, There’s a $750 Fee for Unvaccinated Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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State Higher Ed Funding Looks Positive
Inside Higher Ed
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How much of a relief?
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.