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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: December 13

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Three Texas public universities offer best quality and diversity statewide in new U.S. News ranking
Houston Chronicle
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Startup university founder: Online education is key to global talent
Houston Business Journal
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Getting into a selective college is hard enough. Getting into a lucrative major can be harder.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Rice University keeps employee vaccine mandate despite judge’s ruling against Biden’s mandate for contractors
Houston Chronicle
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Doug Belk to become highest paid assistant coach in UH history
Houston Chronicle
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Group of 12 academics takes on the controversial issue of freedom of expression on campus
Houston Business Journal
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UNC’s $97 million plan to reach adult online learners
Inside Higher Ed
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TAG, you’re it! State affordability guarantees for transfer students.
Inside Higher Ed
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Why a California campus bursting at the seams indulged an eccentric donor
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The risks behind your walls
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Why would an institution refuse a charitable contribution?
Inside Higher Ed
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What blockbuster coaching contracts mean for higher ed
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.