Eight days after beginning his tenure as Buena Vista University's 18th president, Dr. Joshua Merchant gathered his family and a couple of dozen BVU students and staff members and hit the street. Merchant's "one-small step" approach illustrates the tact he's taking as he settles into a sprint of sorts leading the small university on the shores of Storm Lake. More.
On August 21, students and faculty at Presbyterian had the chance to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse. As totality approached, physics professor, Dr. Chad Rodekohr, read from the book of Genesis. At 2:43 p.m., gasps of excitement were heard all over the plaza as the sun was fully eclipsed. More.
On September 14th at Queens University of Charlotte, Rev. Patrick Desbois shared the details from his field research and from his 5,300 interviews with now-elderly witnesses of these killings. His audience: About 400 people who had filed into Belk Chapel at the school to mark the one-year anniversary of the university’s Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. More.
Students and faculty at the College of Wooster are mourning the sudden death of a 21-year-old football player. Offensive lineman Clayton Geib walked off the field after a victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. But when Clayton got to the locker room at John Papp Stadium a short time later, he became ill. He was taken to Wooster Community Hospital by life squad and died Sunday afternoon. More.
Releasing a book is a milestone for anyone, but Warren Wilson College’s Phil Jamison hoped 14 years of work would ensure his book went beyond personal fulfillment. The Smithsonian Institution is helping him realize those expectations through an invitation to speak about his work at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in October. More.
Area students and the public got a chance to see the Nebraska Court of Appeals in action during oral arguments heard at Hastings College. Justice Everett Inbody, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals from 2004 to 2014, said the court started the outreach program as a way to show the general public more about the judicial system. More.
The University of Jamestown has again received the highest ranking of all North Dakota institutions in any category of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” edition, released Sept. 12. For the 11th consecutive year, the university is ranked in the top tier of Best Regional Colleges. More.
More than 700 students, faculty, staff and alumni of Tusculum College fanned out into the region on Wednesday to provide a day of service by helping others and improving the community as part of the Nettie Fowler McCormick Service Day. More.
Coe College has welcomed 446 new full-time students this fall, the largest incoming class in its history. The academically talented and highly diverse class of 2021 has contributed to a record number of full-time students at the college, with 1,348 enrolled for the fall term. More.
Centre College maintained its place as one of the nation’s top 50 institutions in the recent U.S. News & World Report “best colleges” ranking, also receiving recognition in areas such as top faculty, best value and study abroad. More.
Since 1972, the United States Sports Academy has worked to help meet the educational needs of students preparing for a career in sports. Now, thanks to an agreement with Stillman College, USSA plans to share its knowledge with the historically black college in Tuscaloosa. More.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation last December awarded Davidson a $1.2 million grant to pursue new courses and collaborations with the community to help build broader public discussion, active citizenship and global problem-solving. To this end, I am creating the Davidson College Commission on Race and Slavery, to be made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and community members. More.
After serving nearly 37 years at Westminster College, President Stephen R. Morgan announced on Friday that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year, June 2018. The college's board of trustees will begin a national search for Morgan's replacement, whom they expect will be in place by the end of summer 2018. More.
Bolstered by the largest incoming class in its history, University of the Ozarks’ enrollment for the fall 2017 semester has reached an all-time high. The incoming class, which includes first-time freshmen and transfer students, is 305, a 30 percent increase over the 2016 incoming class and the largest new class in the university’s 183-year history. More.
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation is awarding Hampden-Sydney College a $4 million matching grant to fund scholarships. The money will be used to create a endowment for need-based financial aid for academically qualified students. Recipients of these scholarships will be known as Carpenter Scholars. More.
A paid internship program at Trinity University that matches students from all majors and degree levels with high-growth startup companies for the summer session is facing a problem for next year that its leadership is happy to have: Too many students interested and not enough companies in the pipeline for it to make connections. More.
After President Trump's Monday morning announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the head of Whitworth University in Spokane spoke out against the move. "You belong here, we love you and we count you as important citizens of Whitworth," said Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor, to the school's DACA recipients and undocumented students. More.
The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced the 2016-17 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards on Friday, August 25. Twenty-three Bloomfield College student-athletes made the list. More.