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January
2021
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Higher Education Headlines: January 11

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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‘Hateful’ Tweet About Stacey Abrams Costs University Football Coach His Job
Houston Chronicle
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A Democratic-controlled Senate ‘will change everything’ but ‘guarantee nothing’ for Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Opinion: University of Texas Sacrifices Academics for Football with Tom Herman’s Buyout
Houston Chronicle
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How The New Education Dept. Might Treat ‘Innovation’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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As The Pandemic Worsens, Colleges Prepare to Test Their Spring Plans
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Golden Parachutes Amid Layoffs
Inside Higher Ed
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Texas Launches Artificial Intelligence Platform to Assist College-bound Students with Financial Aid
Houston Chronicle
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Displaced Workers Haven’t Turned to College for a Fresh Start. Here’s What Might Bring Them Back.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges Weigh Whether to Require COVID-19 Vaccines or Just Urge Them
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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TSU Creates Program to Develop Future Bankers
Houston Chronicle
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Wells Fargo Sells off $10 Billion Private Student Loan Business to Private Investors
Houston Business Journal
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What Higher Ed Needs to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Congress Will Give Colleges $20 Billion in Relief and – Surprise – Some Long-awaited Policy Reforms
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Opinion: Jill Biden Can Spur Transformation at Community College
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 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.