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Higher Education Headlines: June 1, 2021

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Two Universities Opened in 1927. One Exploded in Growth. The Other Stagnated.
Houston Chronicle
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TSU Names Sole Finalist For President
Houston Business Journal
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David Leebron, Rice University’s Second-Longest Serving President, to Step Down
Houston Chronicle

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Paving an Efficient Transfer Pathway to A Bachelor’s Degree
Inside Higher Ed
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‘A Watershed Moment’ For Shared Governance
Inside Higher Ed
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State Higher Ed Funding Increases For Eighth Straight Year
Inside Higher Ed
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Global Higher Ed Collaboration to Share Cyberthreat Intelligence
Inside Higher Ed
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Opinion: Community College Should Be More Than Just Free
The New York Times

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Can Coaching Bring students Back to HBCUs?
Inside Higher Ed
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U.S. Colleges Face Economic Uncertainty as International Students Remain in Limbo
Houston Business Journal
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Prairie View A&M University Getting New $70 Million Engineering Building
Houston Business Journal
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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.