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Higher Education Headlines: June 29

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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How COVID-19 Is Shaping Life Sciences Education at UH
Houston Business Journal
UH's Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute plans to Offer In-person, Fully Online and Hybrid-style Classes This Fall Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
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Texas Southern University Releases Plan for Fall Semester Amid COVID-19 Epidemic
Houston Business Journal
TSU plans to move to a modified 13-week schedule in which students will end the semester before their Thanksgiving break.
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San Jacinto Suspends On-campus Classes, Activities as County Urges Residents to Stay Home
Houston Business Journal
San Jacinto College is suspending on-campus operations beginning June 29, given Harris County’s stay-home advisory.
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Texas HBCUs Continue to Provide Haven for Black Students in Time of Unrest
Houston Chronicle
When D’Angelo Colter went to high school in Grapeland, Texas, he was one of seven black students in a school of more than 100. He felt the weight of his blackness in a majority-white town through the stereotypes and lack of support from classmates when he faced racism, he said.
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How Will COVID-19 Affect The Next Round of College Applicants? Here’s An Early Look.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Most rising high-school seniors planning to attend college believe that campuses will be back to normal by the fall of 2021. But many are concerned about how the pandemic has affected their qualifications for admission.
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Looking Beyond The College Degree
Inside Higher Education
A quarter of Americans say they would pursue education or training within six months if they lost their job, but most prefer nondegree training over the traditional college route.
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University North of Houston Selects Sole Finalist for Presidential Role
Houston Business Journal
Texas State University System chancellor, selected finalist Alisa White from a field of 120 candidates following a national search.
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Texas Universities are Shelving SAT and ACT Requirements as Coronavirus Scrambles Admissions Process
The Texas Tribune
Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin are the latest schools to announce a temporary suspension of test requirements.  [Free Subscription Required]

Rice, Other Texas Colleges Face Petitions, Protests Over Reminders of Racist Roots
Houston Chronicle
The Willy statue, located in Rice University’s academic quad, has long been a focal point of campus tours and brochures…But for some students, the statue is a reminder that they were never meant to be there in the first place. [Subscription Required]

Texas’ Biggest Universities Will Require Masks This Fall. Enforcement Will Be A Challenge.
The Texas Tribune
Enforcement methods will largely focus on persuasion, but schools say they may discipline students or professors who don't comply.
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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.