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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) – 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.