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Higher Education Headlines: February 8

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Pressure Builds for Executive Action on Student-Loan Forgiveness
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Affirmative Action Suit Against Yale is Dropped
Inside Higher Ed
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Biden’s Higher Ed Team Takes Shape
Inside Higher Ed
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Four Houston Area Universities Team Up
to Elevate African and African-American Studies

Houston Chronicle
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Women Now Outnumber Men in Medical School.
And Studies Show That’s Good for Patients.

Houston Chronicle
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Major Higher Ed Reforms Are Unlikely, House Education Committee Chair Says
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Morehouse College to Launch Online Program Aimed
at Helping Black Men with Some Credits Finish Degree

The Washington Post
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New Variant Meets Its First University
Inside Higher Ed
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A Federal Look at Managing Online Programs
Inside Higher Ed
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Republican Texas Lawmakers Reviving Push to End In-state Tuition
for Undocumented College Students

The Texas Tribune
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Tracking Colleges’ Spring Reopening Plans
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Biden’s Plan to Help International Students Stay After Graduation
Could Help Recruit Them in The First Place

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.