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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.

Sunday, May 29 2016

The current identity politics movement, like all previous forms of campus radicalism, is sparked by genuine social injustices. Agree or disagree with these students, it’s hard not to admire the impulse to serve a social good and commit to some lofty purpose. More.

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Thursday, May 12 2016

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will soon award the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence to a selective college or university with an excellent record of admitting, supporting and graduating outstanding low-income students. The finalists are: Amherst College in Massachusetts; Davidson College in North Carolina; Pomona College in California; Rice University in Texas; and Stanford University in California. More.

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Tuesday, May 10 2016

This spring, CIC released new resources to help member institutions promote the liberal arts and the effectiveness of independent higher education. The materials demonstrate the purpose and value of studying the liberal arts and are designed for prospective students, their parents, and high school guidance counselors as well as undergraduate students who would like more information on the benefits of a liberal arts curriculum. More.

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Tuesday, May 10 2016

After leading Carroll University for over a decade, President Douglas Hastad will retire his position at the end of June 2017. The decision did not come easily for Hastad and his wife, Nancy who are both eager to spend more time with family and friends, travel and enjoy new challenges together. More.

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Monday, May 09 2016

Three Eckerd College students earned prestigious grants this spring. Henry Ashworth '16 and Sidney Fulford ’16 were both received  Fulbright awards and Brittany Evans ’17 received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Ashworth also received the University College Dublin Global Excellence Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health from the Irish school. His interest in healthcare drew him to Eckerd College’s Emergency Response Team, which trains students to be certified EMTs and has them respond to on-campus incidents. More.

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Sunday, May 08 2016

The Alma College baseball team continued its march towards its first-ever berth in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament with a home sweep of Olivet College on May 6th at Klenk Park. Alma is now 25-14, which represents the most wins by any baseball team in school history. The Scots are also 16-10 in the MIAA, which is a school record.  More.

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Thursday, May 05 2016

The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Gerard Clancy as president designate. Clancy, 54, is currently TU’s vice president of health affairs and dean of the new Oxley College of Health Sciences. He will assume his duties as TU’s 20th president on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding President Steadman Upham, who will retire at the end of this calendar year. More.

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Thursday, May 05 2016

Students at Rhodes College have joined the growing national dialogue about sexual assault via a Facebook project in which they shared their experiences and helped push the school to appoint a full-time Title IX coordinator. More.

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Monday, May 02 2016

Many of the causes for the unequal participation in higher education are very difficult to address. But we do know what to do about one big part of the divide: the information disconnect. The College Advising Corps is one program that demonstrates the value of narrowing the information gap. It works with universities in 14 states to hire and train recent college graduates and place them in a high school for two years. The majority of the advisers are first-generation college-goers, almost peers to the students they advise. More.

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Sunday, May 01 2016

Rhodes College President William E. Troutt has announced his intention to retire in June 2017, after 18 years as president of the college. Dr. Troutt, who is one of the country’s longest-serving college presidents will also celebrate his 68th birthday and his 35th year of service as a college president next June. More.

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Sunday, May 01 2016

On Thursday, April 21, University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced plans to retire at the end of 2016 after 12 years at the helm. Since arriving at TU from Claremont Graduate University in 2004, Upham has led transformative initiatives across campus, including the expansion of academic programs, research enterprise and the residential campus. The university has secured more than $750 million in new gifts during the past decade. More.

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