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Higher Education Headlines: September 20

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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This College is Asking Personal Questions and The Answers Have Helped Boost Completion Rates
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Here’s What Free Community College Might Look Like
Inside Higher Ed
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In Early Days of Pandemic, Teaching Suffered
Inside Higher Ed
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The Data Is In – Trigger Warnings Don’t Work
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Three Things New Federal Data Reveal About How Colleges Fared During The Pandemic
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Days After Biden’s Vaccination Order, Most Colleges Are Still In The Dark
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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UTSA Stopped Displaying “Come and Take It” Flags at Football Games and Now Faces Criticism From Its Board of Regents
The Texas Tribune
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New Preliminary Data on Fall 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education Confirm Declines in Enrollment and Retention
Inside Higher Ed
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Blackboard, Anthology to Merge, Creating Ed-tech Behemoth
Inside Higher Ed

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Opinion: This Could Go Very Right or Very Wrong: Policy Advice as Negotiations on Free Community College Reach Home Stretch
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.