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Higher Education Headlines: March 23


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Calls for Trump Administration to Release Migrants from Detention Increase Amid COVID-19 Pandemic—Texas Tribune 3/20/2020 

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15—The New York Times 3/20/2020
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Will the Coronavirus Bring the End of Globalization? Don’t Count on It—The Wall Street Journal 3/20/2020
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Opinion: Make All Courses Pass/Fail Now—The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/20/2020
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Fundraising During the Corona Outbreak: Answers to 5 Pressing Questions—The Chronicle of Philanthropy 3/19/2020https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-During-the-Corona/248280?cid=cpfd_home[Subscription Required] 

Coronavirus-Era Food Supply: America Has a Lot. Moving It Is Tricky—The Wall Street Journal 3/19/2020
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How to Help Students Keep Learning Through a Disruption—The Chronicle of Higher Education 3/19/2020
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Stay Positive: Here are 23 Pieces of Good News Regarding COVID-19—Houston Chronicle 3/19/2020 
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Houston Barbecue Restaurant Owner Pens Letter Asking for Mayor's Help Amid Shuttered Businesses—Houston Business Journal 3/19/2020 https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/03/19/houston-barbecue-restaurant-owner-pens-letter.html[Subscription Required] 

Coronavirus Updates in Texas: Supreme Court Halts Evictions StatewideTexas Tribune 3/19/2020 

Amazon's 100,000-person Hiring Effort Will Bring Nearly 6,000 Jobs to Texas—Houston Business Journal 3/17/2020
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About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.