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November
2021
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Higher Education Headlines: November 15

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH Offers Sneak Peek of New Law Center Building
Houston Business Journal
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U.S. Higher Education Sees Flurry of Entrepreneurial Activity With New Startup Colleges
Houston Business Journal
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International Enrollments Tumble Below One Million for the First Time in Years, and COVID is to Blame
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Sul Ross State University President Pete Gallego Announces Resignation
The Texas Tribune
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Capital Campaigns Make A Comeback
Inside Higher Ed
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Rice University Names Its First-ever Black, Immigrant President Amid School’s Ongoing Racial Reckoning
Houston Chronicle
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A community college found explosive growth through its online programs. Now its accreditor has put it on probation.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Community Colleges Try to Claw Their Way Back
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The ‘dirty secret’ That Obstructs Transfer
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Relieving The Verification Burden
Inside Higher Ed
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Administrative holds: Aiding or preventing student persistence?
Inside Higher Ed
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UH’s Bauer College of Business Receives $5 million Gift from Local Developer’s Foundation
Houston Business Journal
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How the Onset of the Pandemic Affected the 2020 Admissions Season
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Coming Soon: The University of Austin, focused on the ‘intrepid pursuit of truth’
Austin American-Statesman
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University of North Texas Names Health School President Michael Williams Sole Finalist for System Chancellor
The Texas Tribune
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A New Push to Create a Three-year Option
Inside Higher Ed
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See Which Local Universities Rank on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities List
Houston Business Journal
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FAFSA verification can be a burden for students and colleges. Here are some proposals for easing it.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Higher Ed’s Job Recovery Sputters
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Just the end of the beginning: University of Florida says professors can be paid experts. They’re suing anyway.
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.