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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.

Monday, August 30 2021

In her second consecutive Paralympics, Queens University multimedia storytelling major Hannah Aspden '22 just won her first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Aspden, who is the first athlete from Queens ever to win a gold medal in either the Olympics or Paralympics, finished first with a time of 1:09.22 in the women's 100-meter backstroke. More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

For several years, Hanover College has met the full tuition need for Indiana residents who are Pell eligible through its Indiana “Pell Promise.” Beginning with the incoming first-year class of 2022, Hanover is extending that “Pell Promise” to all 50 states to increase accessibility for students with financial need. The award is renewable each year upon filing the FAFSA. More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

Bloomfield College is pleased to announce that President Marcheta P. Evans has been named to the Honor Roll of ROI Influencers: Higher Education 2021 by, a leading business publication. In naming President Evans, stated, “Evans, the only Black female [4-year] college president in New Jersey, leads one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation and New Jersey’s only four-year Predominantly Black and Hispanic Serving Institution.” More.

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Monday, August 30 2021

Alma College has concluded the most ambitious and successful fundraising campaign in its history. “Our Time is Now: The Campaign for Alma College,” wrapped up June 30 after inspiring more than $125.2 million in giving over the course of eight years. In total, 9,443 separate donors, including 4,506 alumni, pledged their support to current and future students at Alma College. More.

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Saturday, August 21 2021

Agnes Scott College is bringing in a longtime environmental activist from Kenya to challenge its young women leaders to take on the wide-reaching social effects of climate change. Wanjira Mathai, VP for Africa at the World Resources Group, will keynote the “Building a Better World: Women and Climate Justice” conference Sept. 23-24, followed immediately by a “day of action” in which students and faculty are asked to find ways to put innovative ideas into practice.  More.


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Thursday, August 19 2021

The University of Tulsa has announced that it will offer two scholarships to Afghans seeking refuge in the United States as their government fell to the Taliban. These scholarships are available immediately and cover the total cost of attendance for up to four years. The new funding does not take away from the millions of dollars TU already provides to students who receive merit- and need-based aid. More.

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Wednesday, August 18 2021

Jonathan Prieto, affectionately known as Farmer Jon, smiles brightly as he braces himself for the bitterness of the handful of leaves he’s pulled from a Moringa tree.
As the new Eckerd College farm manager, he was pleasantly surprised to see a few “tree of life” plants scattered across the one-acre garden he’s been tasked with turning into a working liberal arts farm. More.

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Monday, August 16 2021

Tusculum University faculty and staff members spread across the Greeneville campus recently to give the grounds an extra sparkle and honor a tradition for the higher education institution. The university held its annual Community Work Day on Wednesday, Aug. 4, in which faculty and staff swap their computer monitors and phones for cleaning materials, landscaping tools and painting supplies. More.

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Tuesday, August 10 2021

In an ultimate show of confidence in the College’s leadership, the Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees Executive Committee voted unanimously to extend a five-year contract for President Chris A. Wood. Wood was named D&E’s 15th president in 2016. During his tenure, Wood has led the College to prepare for the future, both academically and financially, and steered the campus community to operate safely with in-person classes through the COVID-19 pandemic. More.

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Tuesday, August 10 2021

Davidson College President Carol Quillen informed the college’s Board of Trustees today that the 2021-2022 school year will be her last as president. Quillen will complete eleven years of guiding historic and uplifting changes at the liberal arts college. The student body grew more diverse, socioeconomically and racially. The endowment topped $1 billion. More.

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Wednesday, August 04 2021

Belhaven University is joining the maker movement through a major collaboration between its Art and Design Department and Mathematics and Computer Science Departments. This partnership, known as Belhaven Creative Labs, encourages Belhaven students to seek out connections between disciplines, and ultimately, foster an autonomous maker culture at the University. More.

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