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Higher Education Headlines: March 8

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Can Higher Ed Save Itself?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Colleges Mixed on Response to Abbott’s No-mask Mandate
Houston Chronicle
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Texas A&M Engineering Dean M. Katherine Banks Named Sole Finalist for University President
The Texas Tribune
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The Cost of Insuring Colleges Continues to Rise. COVID’s Not The Reason.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Student Files Class-action Lawsuit Against UT-Austin, Saying Online Education Last Year Wasn’t Worth The Tuition
The Texas Tribune
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UT-Austin Players Say They Were Forced to Stay on The Field for “The Eyes of Texas” to Appease Angry Donors and Fans
The Texas Tribune
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Federal Lawmakers Push Cardona to Undo DeVos Title IX Rule
Inside Higher Ed
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Big Employers of Business School Grads are Customizing the Degrees
The Wall Street Journal

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Rice University Adds First Undergraduate Business Major
Houston Business Journal
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Why Haven’t More Colleges Closed?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges That Require Virus-screening Technology Struggle to Say Whether It Works
The New York Times
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Point of View: Higher Ed’s Gap Year, UHS Chancellor Renu Khator Interviewed in Podcast
The Texas Tribune
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The California State System Made Big Bet for Fall. It Paid Off in Enrollment.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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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.