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Higher Education Headlines: September 21

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Rice Named 16th Best U.S. College in Annual U.S. News & World Report Ranking
Houston Chronicle
Rice University tied with Washington University in St. Louis for 16th place in the best “national university” category of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 college rankings.
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More Colleges are Responding to COVID-19 Surges with Two-week Quarantines. Do They Work?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Just one week after starting classes, the University of Notre Dame saw a worrying jump in coronavirus cases among students.
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Quanell X Calls for HCC chancellor Cesar Maldonado’s Resignation Over Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Houston Chronicle
“Ever since he has become chancellor of HCC, this man’s tenure here has been one of taking a knife to African-American progress (and) prominent African-American employees.” 
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The Rules of the Game: How the U.S. News Rankings Helped Reshape One State’s Public Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of Florida’s Board of Trustees was looking for a president who would commit to moving the institution up the U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings.
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Doomed From the Start? Or Not?
Inside Higher Education
Some health experts push back against an undercurrent of pessimism about college re-openings.
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Big Ten Reverses Course and Will Bring Football Back in Late October
The Wall Street Journal
The conference said daily testing, enhanced cardiac screening and data on infection rates would allow it to play safely even as pandemic issues persist on campuses.
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Cautious Interest in College Among Working Adults
Inside Higher Ed
Working adults increasingly are interested in pursuing postsecondary education, but they are also less confident about the value of college.
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A Last Push for Simplicity
Inside Higher Ed
As Senator Lamar Alexander nears retirement, he is making one last push to simplify applying for financial aid, and this time, he might get it.
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The Blockchain Future of Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed
The pressure is on to provide a mechanism to enable students to control their own record of lifelong learning that recognizes both in-class and real-world experiences.
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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 14,000 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.