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  • Chemistry World

    Biden’s science budget for 2022 pleases US research community

    President Joe Biden’s first budget proposal, released in a preliminary form on 9 April, was well-received by the nation’s research community and science advocates. The new president’s request for fiscal year 2022, which begins on 1 October, includes a funding increase of more than $10 billion (£7.3 billion), or 20%, for the National Science Foundation […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    From Badging to Blockchain: Documenting Skills Learned

    Increasingly, higher education is placed in the position of updating and upgrading the curriculum to assure that students are prepared for the careers of today — not those of yesterday or those careers that will never materialize due to the impact of artificial intelligence, shifting societal needs and the changing economy of the Fourth Industrial […]

  • Topeka Captial-Journal

    Expecting modern-day agriculture advancements out of crumbling 1950s infrastructure is setting up U.S. for failure

    Agriculture, food and related industries contribute $1.1 trillion to America’s economy and support 22 million jobs a year. In Kansas, agriculture’s contribution to the state’s economy is $81 billion, which represents 54% of the state’s economy and is responsible for 21% of our workforce. 

  • Diverse Education

    Report Details COVID-19’s Massive Impact on Student Food Insecurity

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) have released a report examining the pandemic’s significant impact on food insecurity among college students. The report, “Food Insecurity at Urban Universities: Perspectives During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” also outlines steps institutions can take to more effectively address food insecurity.

  • El Paso Herald-Post

    UTEP President Heather Wilson promotes peer assistance on STEM Panel

    Mentors and “champions” can help elevate more women and minorities to positions of authority, according to The University of Texas at El Paso’s President Heather Wilson, who was a panelist on a virtual Women’s History Month webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

  • Omaha World-Herald

    Nebraska will reap $5 billion — and probably much more — from federal stimulus bill

    How massive is the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package signed recently by President Joe Biden? Here’s some Nebraska-size perspective. Those $1,400 payments going directly to individuals are bringing $2.3 billion into the state, equal to almost 6% of what Nebraskans spent last year on all taxable purchases.

  • EdSource

    California’s colleges and universities will receive $5 billion from federal rescue plan

    California higher education leaders are celebrating President Joe Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan Act and the resulting $5 billion that is expected to benefit the state’s colleges and students. Some public university campuses in the state will each receive more than $100 million, with CSU Northridge expected to be on top with about […]

  • Bloomberg Government

    Colleges Want Congress to Double Aid to Low-Income Students

    College lobby groups launched a campaign on Thursday for lawmakers to double the total value of grants to low-income students. Pell Grants once covered two-thirds of the total cost of a four-year college, but rising college costs have eroded the value of the grant. The maximum Pell award—$6,345 this academic year—covers less than a third […]

  • Feedstuffs

    Study sounds alarm about agriculture school infrastructure

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) recently released a comprehensive study that found there is a collective total of nearly $11.5 billion in needed repairs and renovations at the buildings and supporting facilities at schools of agriculture authorized to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research funding.

  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Academic readiness focus of newest funds received from Association of Public Land-grant Universities

    As part of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success initiative, Texas Tech University is among nearly 125 institutions that have joined together to improve college access, advance equity and increase college degrees awarded.

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