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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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.