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  • Higher Ed Dive

    4 questions for colleges now that the US has a coronavirus vaccine

    The first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave emergency authorization to Pfizer’s version. It’s a critical step in the fight against the pathogen — one public health officials hope will stem its he first coronavirus vaccines are being distributed in the U.S. after…

  • Embedding Certifications Into Bachelor’s Degrees

    A new report describes a framework for embedding industry certifications into bachelor’s degree programs, an approach that could increase the job-market value of some degrees. The report is based on a project led by Workcred, a nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities…

  • KSL

    U. program recognized with award for years of outreach to west side communities

    A University of Utah program that helps facilitate connections with underserved west side communities recently won a $20,000 prize for its outreach efforts. University Neighborhood Partners won the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as announced during the association’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

  • Arizona Daily Sun

    NAU wins award for degree completion

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named Northern Arizona University the winner of its 2020 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting Monday in Washington, D.C. The annual award recognizes institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.

  • El Paso Herald-Post

    APLU names UTEP 2020 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Designee

    APLU’s IEP Universities designation program recognizes institutions committed to university economic development and helps higher education institutions advance their support of economic and community development. “UTEP has long identified as a community-engaged institution,” said John Wiebe, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This designation recognizes our commitment not only to the educational, cultural…

  • Diverse Education

    19 Universities Join The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty

    About 19 universities in the U.S. have joined the third cohort of a program called, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty. The initiative looks to develop more inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention models within STEM, reported Forbes.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Science on the Ballot

    In a normal presidential election year, analysis of the role of science in the presidential campaign might focus on the nuances of the candidates’ competing priorities for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other federal scientific agencies. Nanoscience versus neuroscience, say, the moon versus Mars.

  • Chemical and Engineering News

    Biden-Harris priorities include areas important to chemists and chemistry

    After months of rancorous campaigning and several days of counting ballots, former vice president Joe Biden emerged on Nov. 7 as the winner of the 2020 US presidential election.

  • Diverse Education

    What Does the Education Department’s New Final Rule Mean For Religion and Free Speech in Higher Education?

    Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education issued its final rule on religious liberty and free inquiry, which details protections for faith-based institutions and religious student groups at public universities and seeks to bolster campus free speech. The rule reflects – and sometimes contradicts – a fraught, growing body of case law about religion and…

  • Diverse Education

    Land-Grant HBCUs Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the 1890 Morrill Act

    As the COVID-19 virus spread across the country this spring and more data became available that revealed the disproportionate impact it was having on Black communities, Tennessee State University launched the nation’s first COVID-19 Academy to support residents in its Nashville community. The academy uses a holistic approach to help community members access healthcare, basic…

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