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Higher Education Headlines: Week of August 30

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Colleges Want a Return to Normal. Their Employees Want a Reset.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Five Ways Higher Ed Will Be Upended
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Feds to End Dual-enrollment Experiment, Disappointing Participating Colleges
The Washington Post
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Paying For Their Own Safety
Inside Higher Ed
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Cross-sector Collaboration to Improve Transfer in Texas
Inside Higher Ed
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First-year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year
Inside Higher Ed
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Taking a Stand Cost Her a Job
Inside Higher Ed
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Rice University Finds COVID-19 Rate Lower Than Originally Thought
Inside Higher Ed
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Lofty Aspirations: High Point University is Growing at A Rapid clip, and It’s Bucking Higher Ed’s Playbook in the Process
Houston Business Journal
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The New Title IX Regulations Should Be Reformed – Not Rolled Back
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Seeing Themselves Out: More Professors Quit Over Face-to-Face Teaching Mandates
Inside Higher Ed
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Students Support Mask, Vaccine Mandates – But Not Parties
Inside Higher Ed
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Houston Entrepreneurs Launch Campus Concierge Platform at Texas Southern University, Eye Expansions
Houston Business Journal
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FDA Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine Reportedly Imminent, With Big Implications for Colleges
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Students Disenrolled and Faculty Member Fired for Flouting COVID-19 Safety Rules
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Texas State University President to Retire at End of School Year After 20 Years
The Texas Tribune
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UCSF Extends Out-of-Office Work Until March 2022
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.