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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, June 12 2020

A group comprising students and professors from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico’s School of Engineering in Bayamón is working with a team of doctors and health professionals to manufacture face shield frames, the university announced. The group, called Facing Up Covid-19, provides the equipment to personnel who are working on the front line against the COVID-19 virus. So far, the group has produced some 450 frames that have been delivered to Facing Up Covid 19. More.


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Wednesday, June 10 2020

Waynesburg University was recently ranked as one of America’s best colleges by the Women’s Choice Award, an organization focused on identifying the best brands, companies and healthcare facilities that empower women. Out of the 300 schools recognized nationwide in the 2019-2020 college rankings, the University was ranked at No. 69. In the state of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg was in the top 10 (No. 9) of the 25 schools recognized. More.

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Thursday, May 28 2020

Westminster College President Fletcher Lamkin, who has served as president of the college twice, will officially step down June 30. Lamkin first served as president 2000-07. He was asked to return in 2017 after then-President Benjamin Ola. Akande and six members of the board resigned. Lamkin’s achievements include expanding and modernizing facilities, enrollment growth and fundraising gains during his first term and stabilization during his second. More.

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Thursday, May 28 2020

Around mid-March, Warren Wilson graduate and NC Afterschool Americorps VISTA Maddie Harris was running six after-school programs on campus for students when the coronavirus pandemic began. Having served alongside so many community nonprofits, including a partnership between volunteers from the college with United Way Community School Coordinator Josh Wells, she began to reach out and ask those partners what their needs were looking like and how she could support. More.

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Friday, May 22 2020

Despite unusual circumstances, the annual Give Day event hosted by The College of Idaho set a new record, drawing nearly $290,000 in donations and matching gifts. Give Day is a once-a-year event where friends and alumni are encouraged to make gifts to the College. Gifts are often “matched” by funds from other friends and alumni to support specific programs or purposes. More.

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Friday, May 22 2020

We're in the middle of graduation season and due to COVID-19, many traditional ceremonies have been postponed, changed to virtual recognitions or even canceled.
However, the staff at Rhodes College wanted to make sure their seniors didn't feel forgotten, so they teamed up with FedEx to deliver special boxes to each of its graduating seniors. More.

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Friday, May 22 2020

Illinois College is preparing to hold in-person classes this fall, while continuing to plan for alternative scenarios should local, state or federal restrictions be in place for the operation of higher education institutions. A task force has been assembled to examine the precautions that would need to be taken as the College aims to welcome students back to campus in late August. More.

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Thursday, May 21 2020

Danny J. Anderson has been president since 2015 of Trinity University, an elite private school of 2,400 students. We caught up with him to ask about the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on the future of higher education, especially at residential liberal arts campuses. More.

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Thursday, May 21 2020

iHEMPx (International Hemp Exchange) and High Grade Hemp Seed, global leaders in the production and sales of premium hemp genetics, are partnering with Warren Wilson College to support a student-led regenerative agriculture and research project in industrial hemp. The Warren Wilson hemp farming project will act as a demonstration area for local farmers who are interested in learning more about hemp and sustainable land management. More.

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Wednesday, May 20 2020

St. Andrews University President Paul Baldasare was recently honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest award for service, as he prepares to retire at the end of the month. A St. Andrews graduate, Baldasare went on to earn his law degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became a partner in a Durham law firm, Fowler & Baldasare, before serving as vice president for institutional advancement at St. Andrews. He was named president in 2006. More.

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