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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: June 21

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Meet the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
Houston Business Journal
NOTE: UHD Alumnus Marcus Bowers is among the honorees.
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The Assault of Black Academics
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Google and Apple Give Millions to Prairie View A&M University
Houston Business Journal
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Texas Southern University Welcomes New President
Houston Chronicle
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Critical Race Theory: What It Means for America and Why It Has Sparked Debate
The Wall Street Journal
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Texas A&M University System Will Observe Juneteenth
Houston Chronicle
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Your Most Important Resource Is Eyeing The Door
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Mackenzie Scott Donates Millions More to Colleges that Enroll Underserved Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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For College Finances, There’s No ‘Return to Normal’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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After More Than a Year of ‘Emergency Remote Learning’, What’s Next for Online Ed?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Education Dept. Forgives $500 Million in Debt for Former ITT Tech Students
The Wall Street Journal
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More Retirement Parties Than Twentysomething Onboardings
Inside Higher Ed
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HCC Board Member Accused of Sexual Harassment
Houston Chronicle
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Houston-area Brothers Donate $150K in HBCU scholarships, Foundations Using Cryptocurrency Profits
Houston Chronicle
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How Does a College Decide to Change Its Name?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Of Interest

Tale of Two COVIDS: Dr. Peter Hotez On The Delta Variant and Summer Surge
Houston Chronicle
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It’s Official: HISD Trustees Approve Millard House II as New Superintendent
Houston Chronicle
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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.