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August
2021
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Higher Education Headlines: August 2

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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COVID-19 Surges, Campus Mask Mandates Make a Comeback
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Let’s Not Return to Normal When the ‘New Normal’ Finally Arrives
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges Using Pandemic Funds to Clear Outstanding Student Balances
The Washington Post
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Opinion: Universities Will Be ‘Turbocharged Petri Dishes’ Without Masks and Vaccinations
Houston Chronicle
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One Shot, One Stabbed in Houston Community College Parking Lot
Houston Chronicle
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New Student Visa Data Paint an Optimistic Picture for Fall Enrollments
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Requests for U.S. College Aid are Down, With Experts Blaming the Pandemic
The New York Times
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Texas Lawmakers File Bill to Block UT From Leaving Big 12 for SEC
The Texas Tribune
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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 54,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.