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Higher Education Headlines: June 15

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH Suspends Athletics Workouts After Six Positive COVID-19 Tests
Houston Chronicle
The school said the six symptomatic student-athletes had been placed in isolation and contract tracing procedures have been initiated. [Subscription Required]

For Colleges, Protests Over Racism May Put Everything On The Line
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Campuses have been busy fretting over coronavirus-stricken budgets. Predominantly white universities may be in for an even greater reckoning. [Free Subscription Required]

As Black Athletes Speak Up, University of Texas Faces ‘Neo-Confederate’ Origins
Houston Chronicle

The Littlefield Fountain on the University of Texas campus is named for George Washington Littlefield, a former Confederate major and early benefactor of the school.

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Opinion: Expecting College Students to Play It Safe If Colleges Reopen Is a Fantasy
The New York Times

Safety plans border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of Covid-19 among students, faculty and staff.
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Texas Southern Offers Full Scholarship to George Floyd’s Daughter
Houston Chronicle
The University will honor the memory of George Floyd by offering his 6-year-old daughter Gianna a full scholarship to the university.
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Will College Athletics Survive? Should They?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
As Covid-19 decimates university resources, many leaders are wondering what changes they should make to athletic programs, or if they should have sports at all.
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The Chronicle Review: Higher Ed’s Toothless Response to The Killing of George Floyd
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Statements by college leaders reflect an unholy alchemy of risk management, legal liability, and trustee anxiety.
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After Years of Delays, Colleges are Quickly Acting on Protester’s Demands
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The swift responses stand in stark contrast to the foot-dragging that has dogged previous protests over racist symbols.
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Why Colleges’ Plans for The Fall Are Like ‘Nailing Jell-O to The Wall’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Many colleges are planning to return to campus, but some of the costs remain unknown, according to a Chronicle survey.
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Organizing For Change
Inside Higher Ed
Students at Rice University and colleges across the U.S. are seeking ways to leverage the wealth and connections of their universities to combat racial injustice.
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Testing Shakeup: Cal Tech Won’t Consider ACT/SAT Scores for Two Years
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Citing concerns about disruptions caused by Covid-19, it becomes the most highly selective institution yet to adopt a test-blind policy.
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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree 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.