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Higher Education Headlines: February 1

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

Student Found Dead in Dorm Room on Texas A&M-Galveston Campus
Houston Chronicle
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Applications for Next Year’s Freshman Class Are on The Rise—With Warning Signs for Equity
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Problem With Biden’s Higher Education Plan
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Enrollment May Be Down, But Established Online Providers are Seeing a Surge
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Heavy Cost of An Empty Campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Congressman Who Declined to Certify Biden’s Win Won’t Face Discipline From TCU Board
Houston Chronicle
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University of St. Thomas Offers Free Counseling for Teachers, Healthcare Workers, First Responders
Houston Chronicle
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Texas A&M Officials Say Moving Sul Ross Statue is No Longer an Option,
but Students Say the University Never Made That Clear

The Texas Tribune
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Dr. James Conyers, Longtime Professor and Director of UH African American Studies Program, Dies at 59
Houston Chronicle
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UH College of Medicine Launches Program to Address Social Obstacles to Health
Houston Chronicle
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$50 Million Gift to Prairie View A&M Unique In Its Lack of Stipulations, President Says
Houston Business Journal
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Editorial: Biden Must Keep His Promise to HBCUs. Fair Funding Benefits Us All.
Houston Chronicle
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Pandemic Stress a Strain on College Campuses
Houston Chronicle
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Higher Ed Under Biden: Six Things to Know About the Executive Order on Reopening
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Some Colleges Revamped the Academic Calendar in Response to The Pandemic. Here’s What They Learned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Universities Promised Action After Summer’s Racial Reckoning.
But They Are Still Reluctant to Shed Confederate Relics.

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 60,000 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 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.