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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: October 25

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Latino Donates $3 million for New Diversity Center at Law School
Houston Chronicle
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Texas Legislature Grants Texas Southern University $95.2 million Toward Construction Projects
Houston Chronicle
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Texas Community Colleges Have Seen an 11% drop in Enrollment Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic
The Texas Tribune
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From Community Colleges to Highly Selective Universities: Bridging The Transfer Gap
Inside Higher Ed
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The Radical Idea on College Campuses: Using Endowments to Help Students and Staff in Crisis
Market Watch

Black Borrowers Have Been Excluded from the Student-debt Conversation, Report Says
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UT-Rio Grande Valley to Offer Free Tuition and Fees to Students with Family income of $100,000 or Less
The Texas Tribune
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Former Houston Texans President Gets New Gig in Higher Education
Houston Business Journal
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Proposal for Free Community College Faces Chopping Block as $3.5 trillion Reconciliation Bill Moves Forward
Houston Business Journal
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As Nation’s Largest College Endowments Soar, Ivy League Schools Defend Immense Wealth
Houston Business Journal
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Shell, McDermott, UH and NASA Team Up for Hydrogen Storage Research
Houston Business Journal
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What’s a college degree worth?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas Colleges and Universities Get More than $3 billion for Campus Construction Projects Under Bill Headed to Gov. Greg Abbott
The Texas Tribune
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UNC Wins Affirmative Action Case – For Now
Inside Higher Ed
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Biden Ordered Federal Contractors to Get Employees Vaccinated. Universities Have Begun to Comply.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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U.S. Graduate Enrollments Grew in 2020
Inside Higher Ed
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Four-year Degrees for California’s Two-year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
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Biden Says He Won’t Get His Full Community College Plan
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.