In The News
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, August 20 2020
Davidson College has issued a public apology for its support of slavery during the college’s first 30 years and its embrace of the racist laws and policies that followed. The college’s apology came in light of the recommendations by Davidson’s Commission on Race and Slavery, which also included public commemoration of the contributions of enslaved persons on campus and review of the names of prominent spaces. More.
University of Tulsa athletic director to lead Inclusion, Education and Community Engagement for NCAA
Wednesday, August 19 2020
Athletic Director Derrick Gragg is leaving the University of Tulsa for a new role in college sports, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Gragg is moving on to become the NCAA’s Senior Vice President of Inclusion, Education and Community Engagement. He also will serve on the NCAA senior management team, beginning his new role with the NCAA on Oct. 5. More.
Wednesday, August 19 2020
Stillman College is getting a $720,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. The grant is designed to help predominately minority institutions improve their science and engineering education programs. Students interested in STEM fields like biology, math and chemistry will benefit from the grant with hands-on research opportunities and collaborative efforts with professionals in their future fields. More.
Friday, August 14 2020
Warren Wilson College has earned a STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. More.
Wednesday, August 12 2020
With a $250,000 grant from the Gambrell foundation, Queens University and Interfaith Youth Core started Bridge Builders Charlotte to support projects that strengthen area nonprofit responses to COVID-19 needs through interfaith engagement. Already six university and colleges in the area — three are historically Presbyterian — are involved in the initiative. More.
Sunday, August 02 2020
Elisabeth Gantt, a 1958 graduate of Blackburn College, has donated $2 million to the college’s Gantt/Rohatsch Scholarship in honor of her husband, R. Raymond Gantt, who died in April. Raymond Gantt, a native of Chicago, was also a 1958 graduate of Blackburn. The scholarship was first established in 2002 to benefit Blackburn students who have financial need and demonstrate significant academic promise. More.
Wednesday, July 29 2020
The challenges of COVID-19 have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students who enroll at Belhaven University in the fall. Belhaven will be the only university in America giving its traditional students full-tuition scholarships for any of its online master’s degrees. The scholarships are for freshmen, transfers, and all returning students who enroll for the fall semester’s traditional campus program. More.
New Initiative Launches To Create Social Justice and Equity In Charlotte - Bridge Builders Charlotte
Friday, July 24 2020
Bridge Builders Charlotte, a joint effort between Belk Chapel at Queens University and Interfaith Youth Core, officially launched this week with a goal of boosting interfaith cooperation and understanding to promote social justice and educational equity across the Charlotte region. They aim to use campus-community partnerships to overcome social divides and make our community stronger – with a specific aim of strengthening the Charlotte community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. More.
Friday, July 24 2020
Elizabeth Forys, Ph.D., the Richard R. Hallin Professor in Natural Sciences at Eckerd College, taught a lab class outside for 12 years. To make sure every professor has that option, Forys and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Noëlle Boucquey were tasked by administrators with completing a full inventory of suitable outdoor academic spaces on-campus and creating a reservation system. More.
Thursday, July 23 2020
The University of Jamestown and Jamestown Public Schools announced Tuesday plans for an $11 million renovation to Taylor Stadium-Rollie Greeno Field that will impact football and track and field. Starting this fall, the project will renovate the Jimmies' current football stadium and track, replacing the current grass with turf, new stadium lights, new press boxes, a concourse, updated restrooms and concessions, and a paved parking lot. More.