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2020
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Higher Education Headlines: December 14

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

UT Will Stop Using Controversial Algorithm to Evaluate Computer Science Ph.D. Applicants
Inside Higher Ed
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After Peak of ‘H-Town Takeover,’ UH Football Season Ticket Sales Plummet
Houston Chronicle
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Fauci Tells Colleges to Expect More Centralized COVID-19 Policies Under Biden Administration
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Purdue made it through the fall. Does that mean Mitch Daniels was right?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Real COVID-19 Enrollment Crisis: Fewer Low-income Students Went Straight to College
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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‘A Tremendous Amount of Fear’: Will Major Cuts Threaten Research Universities’ Work?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas A&M Bush Foundation Names New CEO After Lengthy Search
Houston Chronicle
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Houston Higher Education Institutions Look Forward to the Future as HPE Moves HQ to Town
Houston Business Journal
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Education Dept. Extends Relief for Student Borrowers
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Hit by COVID-19, Colleges Do the Unthinkable and Cut Tenure
The Wall Street Journal
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Higher Ed Faces a Long and Uneven Recovery, Ratings Agencies Warn
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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How the Pandemic Worsened – and Highlighted – Community Colleges’ Chronic Challenges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Has internationalization ‘hit a brick wall’? After four decades on the front line, this China expert is worried.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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One Wanted Normalcy and One Wanted Remote: How Two West Texas Universities Operated in COVID-19 Hotspots This Fall
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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.