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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.

Thursday, May 25 2017

The Princeton Review recognizes Alma College for its on-time graduation pledge, funding for off-campus experiences, Model UN success, STEM education and research, faculty support and alumni network. More.

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Tuesday, May 23 2017

It was a year of firsts for Mary Baldwin University. The first year graduating a class as a university, the first time the university has awarded doctoral degrees and the first time it has awarded bachelor of science in nursing. More.

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Monday, May 22 2017

Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss has announced her plans to step down at the conclusion of her 12th year in this position. Known locally, nationally and internationally for her work as a leader and scholar in the areas of moral and political philosophy and ethics, Kiss is the eighth president of Agnes Scott. More.

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Saturday, May 20 2017

Oprah Winfrey made a brief stop in the Q-city this week when she dropped in at Johnson C. Smith University to attend the school’s 2017 Baccalaureate Service. The media mogul was there to celebrate the graduation of Andronica Klaas, who enrolled at JCSU after attending the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. More.

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Friday, May 19 2017

Davidson College President Carol Quillen and her husband are donating $1 million to Davidson for scholarships. It’s part of a $425 million fund raising campaign for the school. More.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Bloomfield College has approved a “test-optional” policy for first-year applicants, which puts them in the company of a growing list of New Jersey universities and post-secondary schools that don’t require students to submit SAT/ACT test scores during the admissions process. More.

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Wednesday, May 17 2017

Carroll University has named Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its fifteenth president. She brings more than two decades of experience in higher education to the role, most recently serving at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. More.

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Saturday, May 13 2017

The University of Iowa and Coe College are reporting record Fulbright numbers for one year — 16 for Iowa and seven for Coe. The new UI record tops by one its previous record — set last year. Coe reports 20 Fulbright recipients in the past five years. More.

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Friday, May 12 2017

Dan and Elaine McGill have worked closely with Maryville College to document their estate gift, and thanks to their spectacular generosity, the College will receive $15 million—the largest gift in Maryville College’s 198-year history. More.  

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Blackburn College students have received a 108% increase in compensation for their work in the college's nationally known Work Program. Each student at Blackburn is required to participate in the Work Program, working 10 hours per week in exchange for tuition credit. More

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Sunday, May 07 2017

In the Swannanoa Valley just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, a 123-year-old institution has taken a historic step in choosing its next leader. Lynn M. Morton, Ph.D., not only became the eighth person to hold the title of president, but she is also the first woman. More.

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Sunday, May 07 2017

In the Swannanoa Valley just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, a 123-year-old institution has taken a historic step in choosing its next leader. Lynn M. Morton, Ph.D., not only became the eighth person to hold the title of president, but she is also the first woman. More.

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