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Higher Education Headlines: November 23

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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A Reason to Be Skeptical of ‘College for All’
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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After Biden is sworn in, does student debt relief come next?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Report: Rich Colleges Keep Getting Richer
Inside Higher Ed
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Prairie View A&M Voter Suppression Case Moves to Settlement
Houston Chronicle
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Baylor to Open Regional Medical Campus in Temple
Houston Chronicle
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As Occupancy Dwindles, College Dorms Go Beyond Students
Houston Business Journal
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Plummeting Community College Enrollments: Inside The Numbers
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UT Austin Sees Increase in Pell Enrollment
Inside Higher Ed
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How do you retain community-college students? Jill Biden Has a Dissertation for That
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell Poised to Make $1.25 Million Annually
The Texas Tribune
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UHD Breaks Ground on Student Success & Wellness Center
Houston Chronicle

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Prairie View A&M Gets Approval for Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race & Justice
Houston Chronicle
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Colleges Ask Professors to Return to the Classroom. Their Answer? That’s ‘Reckless’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Harvard Doesn’t Discriminate Against Asian-American Applicants, U.S Appeals Court Says
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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.