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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: May 24

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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As Texas Colleges Lift Mask Requirements, Faculty Urge Abbott to Reconsider Mandate
Houston Chronicle
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Why University of St. Thomas is Offering Free Fall Tuition for Certain Associate Degrees
Houston Business Journal
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University of St. Thomas to Open Campus Esports Center This Summer
Houston Business Journal
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Rice University’s General Counsel to Retire
Houston Business Journal
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Rice University Hires Dean of Architecture with International Background
Houston Business Journal
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Considering Work-From-Anywhere Policies for College Employees? Answer These Five Questions First.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Test-free in Texas? Inside One College’s Decision to Cut Out the ACT and SAT.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found On This College Campus
The New York Times
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Is A Fair Title IX System Possible?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Report: State Funding Closely Linked to Student Success
Inside Higher Ed
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Texas Universities Urge Passing of Funding Bill for Campus Construction to Train More Medical Students After Pandemic
The Texas Tribune

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Our People Are Not OK
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.