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Higher Education Headlines: March 1

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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The COVID Effect: Most Colleges Will Keep Test-optional Policies for Good
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UT-Austin Won’t Require ACT or SAT Scores for 2022 Applications Due to COVID-19
The Texas Tribune

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UH Receives $10 Million Gift for Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management
Houston Business Journal
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Where Ed Tech’s $2 Billion Year Leaves Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UH Receives $5 Million to Combat HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the South
Houston Chronicle
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Cadence Bank Donation Backs Texas Southern University Banking Program
Houston Chronicle
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He Had to Drop Out of College. Then He Gave It $20 Million.
The New York Times

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Texas College Officials Head to Austin to Make Funding Requests From The State Legislature

Houston Chronicle
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How Much Has Education Suffered During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The Wall Street Journal
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How Houston Universities Weathered The Winter Storm and Its Aftermath
Houston Chronicle
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$34 Million, Private Planes, Cars and Housing Allowances: Here’s How Much UT-Austin is Paying Football Coach Steve Sarkisian
The Texas Tribune
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It Takes a Village: How Texas A&M Used Its Arena to Help Warm Residents
Houston Chronicle
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Lone Star College Hires Chief Diversity Officer
Houston Business Journal
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Advancement Shops Go Digital
Inside Higher Ed
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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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.