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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) – 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.