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APLU In The News: November 2019

November 22, 2019
Regardless of your perspective regarding disruption, higher education and what to do about it, the importance of harnessing the potential of these changes is undeniable. In a recent article, “Is College Worth It?” Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, makes a case that is both compelling and frightening regarding the past and future impact of higher education on modern America. It is compelling in its description of what we have achieved. And it is frightening in its prediction of the dire consequences of failing to sustain and extend higher education’s core social and economic value.
November 22, 2019
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake said he will retire next year. He said he is proud of Ohio State’s progress during his tenure and that the timing was right for both his family and the university. Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will retire next year after six years at the helm of the state’s flagship university.
November 22, 2019
Dr. Michael V. Drake, who made history in 2014 when he was named the first African-American president of The Ohio State University, announced on Thursday that he will retire from the post at the end of the 2019-2020 academic school year. He and his wife Brenda will stay in the Columbus area and Drake will remain on the OSU faculty.
November 18, 2019
Led by the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency. The signatories are "encouraging their members to describe their credential offerings with a common language and house the data in an open, cloud-based registry in order to empower students, workers, employers and policymakers to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value," according to a news announcement.
November 18, 2019
Dr. J. Scott Angle, Director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced today that Dr. Barry Dunn, President of South Dakota State University (SDSU), was selected to deliver the 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10 in San Diego, Calf., at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
November 18, 2019
Public universities are serving their students, communities, and society at large in a variety of ways. They provide access to college and work to ensure every student who enrolls in college leaves with a life-changing degree in hand. They undertake public-impact research. They drive economic development through innovation and collaboration with the private sector. They work with communities across the globe to solve pressing societal challenges. And they instill a sense of civic responsibility in their students.
November 18, 2019
MU has joined a national alliance to develop inclusive faculty practices in its STEM departments, the university announced Monday. The alliance, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty, will focus on recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse science, technology, engineering and math faculty. MU is one of 20 universities joining the Aspire Alliance, which will last for three years.
November 18, 2019
Purdue University has been recognized for its economic engagement. During its annual meeting in San Diego, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Purdue a 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Place award winner.
November 18, 2019
Some of the university research administrators in the audience seemed loaded for bear, ready to scold the Trump administration officials in front of them for what many academics have perceived to be racial profiling of Chinese scientists in recent months. Roger Wakimoto, vice president for research at the University of California, Los Angeles, didn't soft-pedal the issue as he introduced the session on science and security here Monday at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
November 18, 2019
A report on the state of rural education came out last week, asserting that some schools and places “face nothing less than an emergency in the education and well-being of children.” Part of that emergency is the low level of “college readiness” in many of these rural districts, which enroll nearly one in five public-school students in the United States.