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Higher Education Headlines: October 26

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Student Interest in The Election is High. So Are The Barriers to Voting.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thirty years after the Rock the Vote movement promised to “engage and build political power for young people,” it’s clear that college students have gotten the message.
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Top Universities Took Billions in Unreported Foreign Funds, U.S. Finds
The Wall Street Journal
Education Department crackdown yields disclosures by schools including Cornell.
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Stay at Home at University of Michigan
Inside Higher Ed
Officials in Washtenaw County, Mich., imposed a stay-at-home order on one of the country's largest universities, the University of Michigan's main campus in Ann Arbor, because the institution's students account for 61 percent of COVID-19 cases in the county.

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UT Receives $20 million Grant to Establish Stuttering Clinic
Houston Chronicle
The Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research at University of Texas at Austin will focus on advancing the understanding and treatments of stuttering using a $20 million grant.
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Law School Graduates Finally Get to Don Caps and Gowns at Graduation Event
Houston Chronicle
The graduates sat two-per-row in a spacious, dark auditorium. They bumped elbows with the dean when their name was called and smiled in front of a limited group of friends and family who cheered behind masks.
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Enrollment at Many Houston Area Colleges Isn’t What Experts Predicted
Houston Chronicle
Experts anticipated that the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would plague colleges with enrollment declines, but Texas campuses are showing mixed results.
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Beto O’Rourke to Teach State Politics at Texas State University This Spring
Houston Chronicle
Political science students at Texas State University have a new instructor to look forward to this spring: Beto O’Rourke.
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Texas Southern University Welcomes Three New Regents
Houston Chronicle
Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mary Evans Sias of Dallas, James Benham of College Station and Stephanie Nellos-Paige of Houston to TSU’s Board.
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What’s at Stake for Higher Ed in The Election
The Chronicle of Higher Education
With the 2020 election approaching, amid a pandemic that shows no signs of abating, we reached out to scholars and academic leaders from across the political spectrum to ask: What’s at stake for higher education in the election?

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Transfer Student Survey Finds Both Progress and Finger-pointing
Inside Higher Ed
Given the environment surrounding higher education and the workforce, it seems like this should be transfer's moment.

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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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.