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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: May 3

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Going Big: Biden’s Ambitious American Families Plan is Welcome News for Leaders of Community Colleges and Minority-serving Institutions
Inside Higher Ed
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Among the Early Adopters of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements, Colleges in Red States Lag Behind Those in Blue States. Will The Trend Persist?
Inside Higher Ed
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Biden Details $1.8 Trillion Plan for Workers, Students and Families
The New York Times
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Biden Proposes Free Community College, Pell Expansion
Inside Higher Ed
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Texas Lawmakers Follow Alabama, Florida With Push to Help College Football Players Get Paid
Houston Chronicle

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As Travel Restrictions Lift, International Enrollments Could Rebound. Do Visa Backlogs Stand In The Way?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Academic Libraries Led Universities Into The Socially Distant Era. Now, They Are Planning for What Comes Next.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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This Trustee Was Censured By His Board. Now The Supreme Court Will Weigh In.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Students Want Online Learning Options Post-Pandemic
Inside Higher Ed
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Now On Sale: Your Brand
Inside Higher Ed
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Rice Partially Lifts Mask Mandate; Changes Testing Requirements
Houston Chronicle
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Pennsylvania’s Plans to Consolidate Six Universities
Inside Higher Ed
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Undergraduate Enrollments This Spring See Steepest Drop Since Pandemic Began
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Biden’s Plan Would Make Community College Free. It Could Also Have Unintended Downsides.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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WSJ Ranks UHD Highest in Diversity for Southern Schools
Houston Business Journal
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The COVID Precautions Colleges Should Take This Fall
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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A History of Funding Failures at Texas HBCUs
Houston Chronicle
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House Votes to Ban School Vouchers, Cap Attorney General Spending as Part of Its $246 Billion State Budget
The Texas Tribune
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College Athletes Could Be Paid for Their Name and Likeness Under Bill Approved by Texas Senate
The Texas Tribune
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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.