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APLU In The News: February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018
The upsides of research ties between companies and universities are legendary. Silicon Valley, Route 128, Research Triangle, and their numerous superstar companies with academic roots are leading examples. Annual benefits are now measured in the billions of dollars, thousands of patents, and hundreds of start-up companies. But corporate bias is a known risk to scientific integrity. And as universities find themselves increasingly enticed by governmental budget cuts to court industry dollars, their eagerness for private-sector partners appears to be outpacing their willingness to set firm rules on ethical boundaries and to investigate when things go wrong.
February 26, 2018
With graduation in sight this spring, Fresno State student Kelsey Decker was in a scary financial position. After receiving some federal aid, she still owed $600 for tuition and faced being dropped from classes if that was not paid quickly. She was also worried about paying the rent from her earnings working 20 hours a week at a retail greeting card store. Then Decker heard about a campus program that helps upperclassmen like her who are close to graduating but have financial troubles that could force them to drop out. She applied and was delighted to be awarded a $1,500 micro grant.
February 26, 2018
During Friday's Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees meeting, it was revealed that interim President Rodney Rogers has been elevated to the permanent post of president. Megan Newlove, chairman of the board of trustees, announced that the board decided to promote from within when selecting the university's 12th president. "We believe the best person to lead the University is already in place. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Rodney Rogers, a BGSU alumnus, as the University’s 12th president," she said in a letter to alumni and friends.