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Higher Education Headlines: December 7

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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The Five Biggest Lessons on How Coronavirus Spreads on Campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Latest College Scorecard is Out. Here’s What It Said About How Much Parents Borrow for Higher Ed.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Healthcare Professionals Campus Aims to Fill Houston’s Pandemic Demands
Houston Chronicle
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Texas Launches Artificial Intelligence Platform to Assist College-bound Students with Financial Aid
Houston Chronicle
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Opinion: UT Stayed Open Because Students Stepped Up In the Fight Against COVID-19
Houston Chronicle
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The Federal Government is Verifying Fewer FAFSA Filers. Here’s Why That Matters.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges Grapple With Grim Economic Realities
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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International Enrollment Declines at Texas Colleges
Houston Chronicle
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The Number of International Students is Shrinking. Here’s How That’s Affecting the Economy.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Texas Enrollment and FASFA Applications Down as Education Leaders Worry Pandemic is Disrupting College Plans
The Texas Tribune
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University Employees Rely on Social Safety Net
Inside Higher Ed
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Student Loan Crisis Looms
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 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.