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  • Politico

    GOP gives feds’ college rating plan an F

    The Obama administration will soon publish its plan to rate more than 6,000 colleges nationwide based on the value they provide to students and to society. The goal is to steer billions in federal financial aid toward the colleges that rate highly — and to yank funds from those that fail to meet administration standards…

  • Boston Globe

    Obama Targets High Cost of College

    President Obama unveiled a plan Thursday to rein in exploding college costs, drawing skepticism from some New England college presidents concerned about tying federal funding to a new performance rating system. Under Obama’s plan, the federal government would develop a report card by 2015 for all public and private colleges that would measure tuition increases,…

  • The Washington Post

    Obama gathers pledges for college access

    Higher-education leaders from across the country are pledging to take steps to widen college opportunity and help more students finish degrees, an initiative President Obama will promote at a gathering in Washington on Thursday. The event will build on a summit Obama hosted in January at which he gathered similar commitments for college access from…

  • Inside Higher Ed

    The Second Summit

    The Obama administration is once again gathering hundreds of college presidents here today for a second White House-run summit that will promote new commitments to help low-income students. Administration officials said they had won some 500 promises from college leaders, states, higher education associations, nonprofit organizations and other entities.

  • Pine Bluff Commercial

    English receives 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award

    Henry English, director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program, received a 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award recently at the 127th annual Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities meeting in Orlando, Fla. English, one of five regional award winners, received the award for providing education and technical assistance to socially…

  • Food Safety News

    The Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics

    Ask any doctor or veterinarian to rate the important medical discoveries of the past century, and antibiotics would surely be at or near the top of the list. In this century, too, antibiotics are expected to remain an essential tool for treating animal and human diseases. But the “miracle of antibiotics” is being threatened. There…

  • National Hog Farmer

    Universities Create Antibiotics Task Force

    A “Task Force on Antibiotics Resistance in Production Agriculture” has been created by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. The task force will help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.

  • WMOT-FM (Middle Tennessee)

    Tennessee’s public universities see a sharp drop in federal research funding

    The number of research dollars awarded to Tennessee’s public universities has fallen dramatically in recent years, thanks in large measure to a drop in federal funding. University of Tennessee affiliated schools report a decline of about 9 percent in the last three years. The state’s other higher education system, the Tennessee Board of Regents, reports…

  • Education Week

    In Light of Common Core, Ed. Schools Look to Transform to Math-Teacher Prep

    Even in higher education, where knowledge-sharing is prized, institutions have a tendency to take a protective approach to adapting to change. But what if colleges’ and universities’ collective expertise in a particular program area were harnessed toward meeting a common challenge? That’s essentially the thinking behind an unusual cross-institution partnership now working to improve the…

  • Food Safety News

    Ag, Vet Colleges Team Up for Antibiotic Resistance Task Force

    A new task force created by two education associations will try to address antibiotic resistance in production agriculture. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have come together to advise the federal government on an antibiotic resistance research agenda and to help disseminate information to…

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