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Maricopa Community Colleges Help Foster Youth Transition to Success

Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) recently launched a new project aimed at creating a community of support and access for youth aging out of the foster care system. The “Bridging Success Initiative” will help foster children get into and complete college by focusing on retention, degree completion and transfer.

Institutions Using Required Reading to Forge Campus Connections

As colleges and universities gear up for the fall semester, many students are likely scrambling to finish one last task: summer reading. Many schools require incoming freshman, and sometimes the entire student body, to read one book in order to create academic and other connections across the campus community. Here’s what several of our member institutions are reading for this fall.

Reinventing a Program, Revitalizing a City at Tulane’s School of Architecture

Ten years ago next week, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, wreaking havoc on the region including a number of higher education institutions. As one of the many schools affected by Katrina, Tulane University (LA) spent years rebuilding its own campus. But Tulane has also spent that time helping rebuild New Orleans as a whole.

Sinclair Community College Making Strides Toward Completion

Over the past 15 years, Sinclair Community College has committed to increasing completion rates and improving student success. Through a series of campus-wide initiatives, including making student orientation mandatory, workforce connections, K-12 partnerships, and streamlining student support services, Sinclair has increased its 5-year graduation by 75 percent since 1999.

Perennial Plants Take Root at Iowa State

Iowa State University is at the forefront of agricultural research, investing in innovative projects that will improve the future of sustainability, both in Iowa and across the globe. One such project is the study of giant perennial grasses like miscanthus, which can be used to create biomass, prevent soil erosion and protect water quality.

Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, Drake University and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation. The photos, memos, and other documents are from the collection of former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), author and chief sponsor of the landmark bill.

New Center at University of Washington Explores Diversity

At the University of Washington, the conversation on diversity and race has found a permanent home through the creation of the Center for Communication, Diversity and Equity. Launched this May, the center is staffed by faculty from a range of disciplines, including history, American ethnic studies, sociology and others.

UAB Advancing Women Leaders in Alabama

As of 2011, 26 percent of college presidencies nationally were occupied by women, just a three percent increase since 2006. A group of women at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is working to change that number by forming the Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education. This new initiative is part of… Read more »

Florida International University Cultivates Veterans & Vegetables

When veterans return home from active duty, many face a difficult question: what’s next? Florida International University (FIU) is hoping to answer that question with its new Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program.