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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, September 27 2018

When red wolf biologist Chris Lucash was diagnosed with ALS and asked Jeff Mittlestadt, a 1999 Davidson graduate, to help him tell his story, Mittlestadt left his position as Davidson College's inaugural director of sustainability to focus on a project called WildSides. More.

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Wednesday, September 26 2018

St. Andrews president, Paul Baldasare, reports that classes on the St. Andrews University campus will resume on a regular schedule beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 following clean-up efforts necessitated by Hurricane Florence.  Students may return to campus on Sunday, September 30, 2018, and meal service will begin with breakfast on Monday morning. More.

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Wednesday, September 26 2018

When the Hastings College Board of Trustees began its search for a new college president in 2016, members knew the person they selected would be charged with finding a way to make the college stand out among its liberal arts competitors. President Travis Feezell, now in his second full academic year at Hastings, took that charge and proposed an overhaul of the major and minor programs at the college. More.

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Monday, September 24 2018

Cornell College and Coe College set aside the long-time, friendly rivalry to work together for a brand new 10-day summer program.
They called it the Language-in-Community Summer Seminar, and a total of 13 Cornell and Coe students participated in the experience which was funded with a portion of a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. More.

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Monday, September 24 2018

Nimrod International Journal's 2018 Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on Oct. 19-20 at the University of Tulsa.The conference features internationally known authors, including Patricia Smith, Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Rilla Askew, American Book Award and Oklahoma Book Award winner. More.

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Saturday, September 22 2018

Edward Humes, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of 14 books, provided the College of Wooster’s Peter Mortensen Lecture this week. His book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash was the required summer reading for all first-year students at Wooster. The book examines the waste embedded in everything Americans do, eat, buy, and sell. More.

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Friday, September 21 2018

A total of 1,499 students are enrolled at Wilson College for the fall semester, the most in the college’s 149-year history. Total enrollment is up more than more than 23 percent over last year, when the headcount was 1,216, and the number of new students entering the traditional undergraduate college increased by nearly 16 percent over fall 2017, producing the largest incoming class since 1966. More.

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Friday, September 21 2018

As Doug Brigham and Jim Everett gave their first remarks as the newly inaugurated 14th co-presidents of The College of Idaho, both men admitted they were blessed with fortune – the fortune of positive support systems and mentors, and the richness of experiences that followed. More.

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Friday, September 21 2018

Illinois College has received a $300,000 grant designed to enhance and improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The funding comes from the National Science Foundation through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program. The grant provides funding to implement methods for teaching and learning STEM subjects. More.

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Sunday, September 16 2018

Monmouth College recently received a grant to help bolster the school’s liberal arts curriculum. The Mellon Foundation – one of the largest foundations in the U.S. awarded the liberal arts college with a $200,000 grant – one of the largest humanities grants Monmouth has ever received. More.

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Saturday, September 15 2018

Illinois College’s Class of 2022 is the largest cohort of first-year students that the College has experienced in 15 years, contributing to the highest total enrollment in a decade. Currently 980 students are enrolled at IC, which includes 294 first-year students and 40 transfer students. More.

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Wednesday, September 12 2018

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges, Agnes Scott College was named No. 1 in the country among national liberal arts colleges on the Most Innovative Schools list. The report ranks colleges and universities across the country within a number of different categories. Among liberal arts colleges, Agnes Scott was also named No. 2 for the Undergraduate Teaching category and No. 51 overall. More.

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