In The News
Welcome to the APCU News Blog! The posts below highlight activities and accomplishments from our member institutions as well as other items of interest from the world of higher education.
Monday, September 28 2020
At Rhodes College, we set our graduates on a path to professional success at the highest levels. Judge Amy Coney Barrett ’94 is part of that legacy as she is nominated to the Supreme Court, stated Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass. The college has a long history of connections to the highest court in the land. Alumnus Abe Fortas ’30 was a Supreme Court justice and Rhodes graduates have clerked for justices and serve as federal judges. More.
Friday, September 25 2020
University of Dubuque (UD) was awarded a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of about $1.3 million, or $254,258 each year for the next five years, to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. In its 10th year, UD’s TRIO-SSS program serves around 140 students each academic year. The program provides students with the opportunity to have additional support through their academic journey. More.
Thursday, September 24 2020
Davidson College Political Science Professor Susan Roberts was already in for a busy fall. Her phone has long been one of the first to ring when reporters are looking to understand North Carolina politics. But with six weeks to go until the general election, in one of the most hotly contested states and with a Supreme Court seat on the line, Roberts can expect to be in the news now through November. More.
Tuesday, September 22 2020
More opportunities to get a post-high school education in Orlando will be available to area residents, as the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico has unveiled plans to open a new bilingual campus in Lake Nona for the 2022-23 academic year, this media outlet confirmed. The proposed campus will sit on 17 acres of land with plans for 187,000 square feet of academic and administrative buildings as well as on-site student housing (192 student beds). More.
Sunday, September 20 2020
College of the Ozarks is establishing The William S. Knight Center for Patriotic Education on its campus, with completion slated for 2021. The Center will house the required Patriotic Education classes, attended by all college freshmen, as well as a variety of programs to foster good citizenship. The Center is a physical embodiment of the patriotic goal of the College: to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and the willingness to defend it. More.
Saturday, September 19 2020
At Maryville College in Tennessee, General Manager James Dulin of Metz Culinary Management began meeting with university administrators back in early May to discuss benchmarks and health guidelines, and to develop a detailed campus dining plan. Procedures were adapted to correlate with recommendations from the CDC and state of Tennessee and were designed to maintain safe conditions for both the dining staff and for customers. More.
Friday, September 18 2020
Whitworth University has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. More.
Tusculum earns $843,942 grant to make major technology upgrades, pay other expenses in response to coronavirus
Thursday, September 17 2020
An $843,942 Tennessee Community CARES grant will empower Tusculum University to make significant technological advancements to meet the increasing need for virtual learning during the global coronavirus pandemic. Tusculum earned the funds through a competitive grant process that enabled the university to detail how it would be able to enhance its academic resources for students to lessen the short- and long-term impact of the coronavirus on its learning environment. More.
Thursday, September 17 2020
Mary Baldwin University, bucking national trends this fall, has more students on campus than ever before. The positive enrollment news comes as recently released college rankings from Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report highlight Mary Baldwin’s support for social mobility, and attest to how MBU encourages students’ potential and paves the way for their professional success. More.
Wednesday, September 16 2020
Environment Texas has again recognized Austin College for its commitment to renewable energy. The group recently released a report that lists Austin College as one of more than 40 colleges and universities around the country that have achieved 100% renewable energy use for its electrical needs. In 2019, Environment America, Environment Texas’s parent organization, listed Austin College as second in the nation for renewable electricity use per full-time student. More.