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February
2021
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Higher Education Headlines: February 15

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH College of Medicine Joins Texas Medical Center
Houston Chronicle
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Baylor’s Faculty Senate Votes in Support of LGBTQ Group Charter
Houston Chronicle
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Public Colleges are Going After Adult Students Online. Are They Already Too Late?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Coronavirus Aid Packages Could Put New Restrictions on For-profit Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Aid Application Data Portend Dip in Low-income, Minority Students
Inside Higher Ed
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TSU, Baylor St Luke’s to Partner on COVID Vaccine Distribution in Houston
Houston Chronicle
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Colleges Could Lose $183 Billion During Pandemic
Inside Higher Ed
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Texas A&M First in State to Spend More Than $1 Billion on Research
Houston Chronicle
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For Some Private Colleges Larger Numbers of International Students May Have Led to In-person Instruction
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Giving to Higher Education was Flat in 2020 Fiscal Year, New Report Says
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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Colleges Vowed a Safer Spring. Then, Students and Variants Arrived.
The New York Times
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Medical School Applications Are Up in Houston. Why?
Houston Chronicle
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A Brutal Tally: Higher Ed Lost 650,000 Jobs Last Year
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 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.