Student Success: Imagine the Possibilities
AASCU is inviting applications from member campuses to join a major new initiative to redesign the first year of college in order to achieve greater student success.
GRC Advisory Board Member Appointed to NSF Advisory Committee
Congratulations to David McGinnis for his recent appointment to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education.
USAID Reaches out to Minority Serving Institutions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held an all-day summit for minority serving institutions (MSI) on November 6 in Washington, DC. The event, which was attended by representatives of MSIs from across the country, featured an overview of USAID opportunities, a panel session on the strategic direction of USAID programs, tips for finding and taking advantage of the right USAID opportunity, and advice from program officers on what USAID is looking for in proposals and collaborations.
HUD and DOJ Work Together to End Homelessness Among Re-entry Population
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice have announced they are partnering to create the Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration (PFS), an $8.7 million program focused on testing cost-effective ways to prevent homelessness and reduce recidivism among the justice-involved population.
Broad Coalition Endorses Letter to Congress Supporting Innovation Policy Agendas
A coalition of industry, advocacy groups, and nonprofits have endorsed a letter outlining seven “areas of focus for Congressional action” to support American innovation. The letter builds from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2014 Report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.
EPA Seeks Student Advisors for Environmental Justice Advisory Panel
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking representatives for the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s (NEJAC) Youth Perspectives on Climate Justice Work Group.”