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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 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.