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APLU In The News: August 2017

August 28, 2017
Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with technology. It’s a reveal reminiscent of a James Bond movie. In fact, the researchers who run this year-old, $750,000 lab at OSU’s Spine Research Institute resort often to Hollywood comparisons.
August 28, 2017
Over the past few years, Boise State University has launched several new programs designed to keep new students in school. The school’s retention numbers are increasing — and on Thursday, it earned BSU a nomination for a national award. BSU is one of five finalists for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities award honoring innovative student retention efforts.
August 28, 2017
A year from now, some students attending the University of Missouri in Columbia — who also are Missouri residents — may be getting some of their financial aid through either the Missouri Land Grant or the Missouri Land Grant Honors programs. The programs are intended for low-income families whose students already qualify for federal Pell grants, to fill the gap between the total cost of tuition and fees and other financial aid the students also will receive.
August 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a dramatic drop in state tax revenue led to significant reductions in funding for public higher education institutions, and while there has been some reinvestment by states in the past several years, on the whole states are spending approximately $9 billion less today than in 2008 on higher ed, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Michael Mitchell, a senior policy analyst with the center who helped pen the report, said state reinvestment was tepid but present.
August 11, 2017
American universities are the envy of the world, drawing students from across the world to study in the United States. International students aren’t just pursuing an education here; they want to build a career and life here too. More than anything, they want a chance to chase the American Dream. America’s most prized export shouldn’t be the international students who attend U.S. universities, only to be forced to move home after graduation because a broken immigration system prevents them from driving innovations, building businesses and creating jobs right here in the United States.