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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 54,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

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.