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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) – 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.