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  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

    LSU joining national effort to increase college access, degree attainment

    LSU has announced it’s joining a national initiative to increase college access, close disparities between different types of students and award more degrees by 2025. The initiative is the largest-ever of its kind, reaching some 3 million students—including 1 million Pell Grant recipients—from 130 institutions across the country. Organized by the Association of Public Land-Grant […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Universities Team Up on Completion

    A growing number of universities are trading notes on how to improve student success rates. And the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities wants to take this cross-institutional collaboration to the next level. Over the weekend the group released details on an ambitious project involving 130 universities and systems that have pledged to work together […]

  • Bridge MI

    Wayne State Becomes a Model

    This is a story celebrating the public university with the lowest graduation rate in the state of Michigan. Stick with me here. Wayne State has taken its lumps over the years. Less than a decade ago, about one in four students earned a degree within six years. More alarming: Fewer than one in 10 black […]

  • Diverse Education

    Wayne State University Named Winner of APLU Degree Award

    Wayne State University (WSU) was named the winner of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)’s 2018 Degree Completion Award which recognizes and awards schools that utilize new approaches to advance degree completion and ensuring educational quality of its students. In 2011, WSU established a Student Retention Initiative which works to improve student success […]

  • Tampa Bay Times

    USF and other Florida universities join nationwide effort to improve college access

    The University of South Florida and three other state universities are joining higher education institutions across the county to crack the code on student success. USF, the University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida International University join a group of 130 who will collaborate to improve college access and equity to get more students […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    What a Divided Congress Means for Higher Education

    Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. And one of the biggest losers of the midterm elections may be Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. With a Democrat running the House education committee, DeVos likely faces the most scrutiny since her confirmation hearings nearly two years ago.

  • The New Food Economy

    If Washington doesn’t want USDA’s independent research arm, 136 other places say they do

    In August, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a plan to move two crucial bi-partisan—and independent—research-related agencies out of Washington, D.C., and restructure them as smaller subsidiaries of the Office of the Chief Economist. It was an announcement that bewildered many USDA observers—and even the agencies’ approximately 690 employees, some of whom were […]

  • Hanford Sentinel

    Fresno State receives $50,000 collaborative opportunity grant to advance student success

    California State University, Fresno was one of eight universities nationwide awarded a grant by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities to support student success through community partnerships. The $50,000 award will support expanding a partnership between the University, Fresno Unified School District and the State Center Community College […]

  • Campus Technology

    8 Universities Leveraging Community Partnerships to Boost Student Outcomes

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) recently announced grants to eight public universities that are forging community partnerships to improve students’ access to and overall success in college. Supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Collaborative Opportunity Grants provide each institution with […]

  • Science Magazine

    What NSF’s new diversity grants say about attempts to help minority students

    Preparing a diverse STEM workforce requires engaging students at all levels. But the first round of Alliance winners is skewed toward higher education, specifically, running from 2-year community colleges through graduate training. In addition to Hodapp’s project, NSF gave $10 million to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, based in Washington, D.C., and the […]

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