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October 30, 2014

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus John Michael Lee Jr., vice president for the Office of Access and Success at the Association for Public & Land-grant-Universities, will serve as the 2014 keynote speaker at its homecoming convocation on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Gaither Gymnasium. Lee is a 2003 FAMU graduate with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

October 22, 2014

The Transformation Planning Grant (TPG) project is a partnership between APLU and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU). With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the TPG project brings together a cohort of seven public urban research universities as they spend a year planning and designing new business models and innovative approaches to increase access, improve success rates and find greater cost efficiencies. Watch the video to learn more about TPG.

October 22, 2014

APLU is joining forces with HBCUstory, Inc. to present the 2014 HBCUstory Symposium October 24-25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The two-day research and cultural symposium takes place at APLU headquarters and is first of its kind for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Segements will be livestreamed on

October 22, 2014

Social Media Roundup

October 22, 2014

In Washington, the White House will host a second summit on college access.  The Department of Education announced the final rules for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). APLU joined several other higher education associations in sending a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on natural products guidance.

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