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Higher Education Headlines: December 21


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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His University Celebrated His Success. Then It Fired Him.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Fall Enrollment’s Decline Now Has a Final Tally. Here’s What’s Behind It.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Prairie View A&M Gets $50 Million From MacKenzie Scott, Largest Gift in Its History
Houston Chronicle
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Lone Star College Doles Out $14 Million From CARES Act
The Courier of Montgomery County
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Can Algorithms Change College Admissions?
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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UM Fires History Professor Who Criticizes ‘Powerful, Racist Donors’ and ‘Carceral State’
Mississippi Free Press
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Texas A&M Investigating “large scale” Cheating Case as Universities See More Academic Misconduct in Era of Online Classes
The Texas Tribune
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College Leaders Offer Four Takeaways on Mergers, Campus Consolidations and Closures
Houston Business Journal
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COVID Relief Bill Falls $100 Billion Short of What Higher Ed Sought Two Months Ago
The Chronicle of Higher Education[
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The Demographic Cliff: Five Findings From New Projections of High-School Graduates
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.