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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: March 29

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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When The Campus Becomes A Lab to Study COVID
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Aims to Hire Amid Program Growth
Houston Business Journal

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Fostering A Culture of Assessment
Inside Higher Ed
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In A Back Room, LSU’s Board Pushed for a Sports Shake-Up
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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USC to Pay $1.1 Billion to Patients of Gynecologist Accused of Abuse
The New York Times
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Transfer vs. Robots: A Race for An Equitable Future of Work
Inside Higher Ed
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Rutgers Will Require Students to Get Vaccine
Inside Higher Ed

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Decline in Students Going Straight to College in 2020 Was Sharp But Not Catastrophic
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Graduation in a Baseball Stadium? College Commencement Pairs Pomp With Circumstance.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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For Community College Students, It’s Been a Tough Year
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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University of St. Thomas to Resume Full in-person Instruction Amid Strong Enrollment, Finances
Houston Business Journal
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Baylor University Recommends Changing Buildings and Statues Honoring Slave Owners but Giving a Pass to School’s Founder
The Texas Tribune
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The Pressure to Retrain Workers Could Be Intense for Colleges. Here’s What They Can Start Doing Now.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Prairie View A&M to honor Toni Morrison, MacKenzie Scott With New Writing Program
Houston Chronicle
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Opinion: The Future of U.S. Higher Education: A Few Stars, Many Satellites
The Wall Street Journal
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Moody’s Upgrades Its Outlook for Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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State Funding Hit Lands On Two-Year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
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Why Most Edtech Fails
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 60,000 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 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.