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Higher Education Headlines: January 19

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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LSC-Tomball Talks Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic
Houston Chronicle
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Test-optional College Admissions Are Here to Stay, Experts Say
Houston Chronicle
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The SAT is Dropping Its Subject-matter Tests and Essay Section to Streamline During the Pandemic
The New York Times
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Biden Proposes $35 Billion in New Aid to Public Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Biden Wants to Forgive $10K in Student Loan Debt. Here’s Who Would Benefit.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Pair of UH Cadets to Join the U.S. Space Force
Houston Chronicle

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Are Colleges Superspreaders?
Inside Higher Ed
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Baylor to Extend Test-optional Admissions Policy Through 2023
Houston Chronicle
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Rice, UT to Start Spring Semester Online After Surge in COVID Cases
Houston Chronicle
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Texas Colleges Register to Become Vaccination Sites
Houston Chronicle
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Where campuses reopened, COVID-19 cases spiked. Where colleges went remote, they declined.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges Share The Blame for Assault on Democracy
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.