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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.

Friday, January 27 2017

In a letter to the Education Department reviewed by The Washington Post, Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College in New York, questions whether the Scorecard data are accurate, citing research to the contrary from the Brookings Institution. He also points out large variations in the three-, five- and seven-year repayment rates listed on the College Scorecard. More.

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Thursday, January 26 2017

As Ronald Carter prepares to step down as 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University, he says he’s leaving behind an institution that’s “thriving.” He also says he has no regrets. Carter made those remarks during a wide-ranging talk at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum – perhaps his final appearance there as top administrator at JCSU. More.


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Wednesday, January 25 2017

Facing dire financial challenges stemming from a reliance on tuition dollars and a leveling population of new high-school graduates, administrators have begun aggressively courting community-college students to join their campuses for the final two years of a bachelor’s degree program. More.

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Tuesday, January 24 2017

On Jan. 19, Ryan Sullivan took his wife flying for the first time. The trip was special because the couple was in a private plane and Sullivan was in the cockpit, piloting, realizing a dream he had ever since he was a boy. That dream became a reality for Sullivan, a 30-year-old Carroll University student, after he enrolled in the school's relatively new aviation science minor. More.

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Tuesday, January 24 2017

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has approved Hastings College for its Education Recognition Program based on criteria met by the college’s undergraduate exercise science major and strength and conditioning program. More.

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Sunday, January 22 2017

Maya DeJesus '17, majoring in Creative Arts & Technology (CAT) at Bloomfield College, has been awarded a scholarship and mentorship through the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation. The AIAS Foundation awarded eleven women students, including DeJesus, for its first round of WomenIn scholarships. More.

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Sunday, January 22 2017

Davidson College President Carol Quillen said she “hears and shares” the anger of alumni, parents and friends over a recent grad’s fake news story during the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential race. More.

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Saturday, January 21 2017

Last fall, Theatre Memphis and Rhodes College came together to cultivate the arts through the Central High School Fellowship, funded by the Riea and Steve Lainoff Fellowship Program. Four Rhodes theatre fellows work weekly with the students on performance projects at their schools. More.

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Saturday, January 21 2017

Mike Pence '81 was sworn into office as U.S. vice president during inauguration events, Friday, Jan. 20, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Pence, who was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the second Hanover graduate to serve as U.S. vice president. More.

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Thursday, January 19 2017

Universities that educate students from modest backgrounds face big challenges, particularly state budget cuts. But many of them are performing much better than their new stereotype suggests. Where does this optimistic conclusion come from? The most comprehensive study of college graduates yet conducted, based on millions of anonymous tax filings and financial-aid records. More.

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Thursday, January 19 2017

Students from the University of Pikeville descended upon Washington, D.C., last week for the start of The Washington Center’s Inauguration 2017 Academic Seminar. This year’s theme, Elevating Political Discourse, is particularly relevant given the contentious nature of the presidential campaign in 2016. More.

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Wednesday, January 18 2017

Since its opening in 1991 on the site of King’s assassination in 1968, the museum has honored King on the anniversary of his birth with events that put an emphasis on community-building. More of those outreach efforts will be made possible through a new $600,000, three-year grant to Rhodes College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced last week. More.

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Tuesday, January 17 2017

With much trial and error under his belt and a wealth of information logged into his brain, Daniel Jennings' Java has become a campus hit that's filtered into the New Concord community. More.

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Sunday, January 15 2017

Wooster's win at Allegheny College on January 11th marked Steve Moore's 787th for his career, moving the longtime mentor of the Fighting Scots past Jim Smith (Saint John's University in Minnesota) for second all-time in victories among Div. III men's basketball coaches. Additionally, the win marked Moore's 700th win at Wooster. More.

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Friday, January 13 2017

 A record number of Centre College students are currently studying abroad during CentreTerm 2017, learning about such varied subjects as the science behind the art created by the great French impressionists, theological studies in Israel and post-revolutionary life in Cuba over the decades. More.

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Thursday, January 12 2017

Buena Vista University is launching a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree. The degree will be available fully online with classes beginning March 6, 2017, and new opportunities to start the program approximately every 8 weeks. More.

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Wednesday, January 11 2017

The Board of Trustees at Arcadia University and President Nicolette DeVille Christensen announce that Dr. DeVille Christensen will end her tenure as president at the conclusion of her contract on June 30, 2017. More.

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Sunday, January 08 2017

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 2010-2016, and one of the most prominent global influencers of the early 21st Century, will present the 2017 Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs at Trinity University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. More.

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