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January
2021
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Higher Education Headlines: January 11

Summary

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 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.