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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 29 2021

Belhaven University has constructed its own COVID-19 testing center to track asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff. Professors in the chemistry and biology departments have expanded their roles to coordinate, test, and conduct lab work for thousands of people every week. Research from Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus coordinator, showed that colleges who did not conduct asymptomatic testing showed a 15% or greater infection rate. More.

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Wednesday, January 27 2021

Blackburn College is launching a speaker series called “Raise the Bar”. The free online discussions will offer an opportunity to learn from Blackburn professors and administrators as they discuss timely topics and share some of their life experiences. The first event in the virtual series will explore Blackburn College’s longtime commitment to sustainable environmental practices. More.

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Tuesday, January 26 2021

“The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make”—a new book released by author Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for The New York Times, praises The College of Wooster as the school that best represents value. In his book, Lieber shares his two decades of research on how we should determine the value of college and what things are worth paying for. More.

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Tuesday, January 26 2021

A Bloomfield College student team recently ranked in the top 100 out of 2,425 teams worldwide in the Business Strategy Game (BSG), an interactive computer simulation currently used by 139 colleges/universities in 48 different countries. To participate, students in teams of three assumed the roles of senior managers at competing athletic footwear companies making corporate decisions nine times during the semester. More.

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Saturday, January 23 2021

The Eckerd College class spread out in a grassy plot on campus and dove into laptops. It’s like this two hours a day in the warp-speed winter intensive, All About Dolly. But it’s the kind of class that tricks you into learning more. Splashed against our history of sexism, consumerism and brutal cultural divides, Dolly Parton becomes a fascinating case study, a bedazzled pinball in the machine, zipping past traps to score again and again. More.

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Saturday, January 23 2021

The College of the Ozarks W. Alton Jones Dairy has received six "Excellent" classifications from the Holstein Association USA. The College also received the Progressive Breeders' Award given to the top herds that excel at maintaining a balance of production and type performance, with a high percentage of homebred females. Holstein Association USA is the world's largest dairy breed association and was established in 1885.  More.

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Friday, January 22 2021

Quilts have kept people warm and served as vehicles for storytellers for hundreds of years. In pandemic times, novice and seasoned quilters alike are picking up their quilting needles and fabric as a constructive creative outlet or form of meditation. Case in point: The crowdsourced Davidson College project “Quilting COVID: Documenting a Pandemic with Thread.” More.

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Wednesday, January 20 2021

The University of Dubuque has received $89,846.37 from the Iowa Department of Education through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. The grant money will offset the purchase of laptops, hotspots, software, and other items that helped increase internet connectivity for students and fund a laptop program in spring 2020. More.

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Wednesday, January 20 2021

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $2.7 million to reimburse St. Andrews University for restoration of the James L. Morgan Liberal Arts Building damaged by Hurricane Florence. The building housed classrooms, offices, cafeteria, theater, art studios and mechanical and storage rooms. The grant brings to $8.37 million the total reimbursement to St. Andrews University for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. More.

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Wednesday, January 20 2021

The Community College of the Air Force at Air University and Stillman College signed a partnership recently allowing the north Alabama school to offer online general education courses to Airmen pursuing their CCAF associate degree. Stillman, located in Tuscaloosa, is the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities to sign up with CCAF’s General Education Mobile Program that allows CCAF students to enroll in partnering civilian academic institutions. More.

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Sunday, January 10 2021

In a move first reported by the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox hired Bianca Smith as a minor league coach, making her the first Black woman to serve as a coach in professional baseball history. Smith, 29, was serving as assistant athletic director for compliance and administration at Carroll University in Waukesha, where she also was an assistant coach and hitting coordinator for the baseball team. More.

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