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Higher Education Headlines: November 9


By Sheryl E. Taylor

As Texas Colleges Plan In-Person Graduations, Faculty Push Back
Houston Chronicle
A growing number of Texas colleges will have commencements this fall, with many offering multiple in-person ceremonies following enforced safety protocols and social distancing guidelines.
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Employer-based College Programs Here to Stay
Inside Higher Ed
Companies like Chipotle and Amazon aren't scaling back educational benefits for employees.
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COVID Is The Big Story on campus. College Reporters Have The Scoop.
The New York Times
University outbreaks are significant contributors to the pandemic. And the campus paper might be the only one left to cover them.
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International MBA students look for alternatives to U.S.
The Wall Street Journal
Top American business schools report fewer foreign students amid Covid-19 travel restrictions and shifting immigration policies.[Subscription Required]

California Voters Reject Measure to Restore Affirmative Action
Inside Higher Ed
California voters are rejecting a proposal to restore affirmative action at the state's public colleges and universities.
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The College Courses Entrepreneurs Wish They Had Taken
The Wall Street Journal
Founders often find themselves without crucial skills. These classes would have been a big help.
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The Power of Peer Interaction
Inside Higher Ed
New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.
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About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.