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2021
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Higher Education Headlines: September 13

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Unable to Shadow Doctors During COVID, These Houston Siblings Found a New Way to Connect
UHD Senior Alexandro Gil featured in article.

Houston Chronicle
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Smith: Big 12 Nearly Passed on UH Again Until Fertitta Stepped In
Houston Chronicle
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Several Texas Colleges Make 2022 Ranking of Best Universities in the Nation
Houston Chronicle
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The Black Labrador Takes on New Life as a Space for Students, Alumni
Houston Chronicle
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Colleges Still Obsess Over National Rankings. For Proof, Look at Their Strategic Plans
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Value Colleges Releases Rankings of The Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S.
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More Than a Commuter School: UH-Downtown Gets Rebranding Under a New President
Houston Chronicle
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It’s Official: UH is Joining The Big 12
Houston Chronicle
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Nearly $10 Billion in Student Debt has Been Erased Under President Biden, But Calls are Growing for More
The New York Times
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As America Grows More Diverse, A State’s Colleges Follow Suit
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UTSA No Longer Using ‘Come and Take It’ Phrase at Football Games After Online Backlash
Houston Chronicle
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Blue Language Stains Texas A&M’s ‘Red, White and Blue’ Endeavor
Houston Chronicle
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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.