BSC Takes Lead in Reducing Tuition “Sticker Shock”

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Taking decisive action to reverse the trend of skyrocketing college costs, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will decrease its published price for tuition and mandatory fees by more than 50 percent for the 2018-19 academic year, to $17,650. Known as a “tuition reset,” Birmingham-Southern’s new pricing initiative reverts tuition and mandatory fees back to the level they… Read more »

Spelman, Millsaps to Launch Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Centers

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The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) that Spelman and Millsaps Colleges are among ten colleges and universities nation-wide that will launch Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers to address racial issues on their campuses and in their communities. “In the aftermath of the horrific, heartbreaking events in Charlottesville, we must not be silent…. Read more »

Morehouse Interim President Bill Taggart, 1961-2017

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William Taggart

Morehouse College today announced the sudden and unexpected death of Interim President William “Bill” Taggart. Taggart had been on the job only a few months before his passing, and had spent the previous day participating enthusiastically in the annual meeting of the presidents of our member colleges and universities. ACS wishes to express our deep and sincere condolences… Read more »

How to Host an ACS Meeting

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Our short guide to hosting an ACS meeting is aimed at office managers and assistants who may be asked to arrange the details for ACS deans or presidents meetings. We often receive questions about the expectations and responsibilities of meeting hosts versus ACS staff in making these meetings happen.

ACS Launching Campus “Climate” Benchmarking Project

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Dr. Anita Davis, ACS Director of Diversity and Inclusion, is overseeing a student and faculty campus climate benchmarking pilot project during the spring semester, 2017. A variety of educational, non-profit, and government agencies use climate surveys to learn more about whether the organizational culture is perceived as welcoming and inclusive by people from different identities… Read more »

Birmingham-Southern College Names New Provost and Vice President For Academic Affairs

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Dr. Bradley Caskey, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been selected as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Caskey will assume the position July 1, 2017. The provost and vice president for academic affairs reports directly to the… Read more »

Morehouse Celebrates 150 Years

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Morehouse College in Atlanta celebrated its 150th founder’s day event on February 14th, 2017. The day’s events included a talk by U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA), the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and official recognition in the U.S. House of Representatives,

Recap of 2016 ACL Conference

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For ACL members who couldn’t attend the conference, who missed a session, or who just want to be reminded of what they learned, the ACL Virtual Professional Development Committee has compiled a “lightning round” podcast of multiple conference presenters sharing their top “take-aways” and “a-ha!” moments from their sessions. The full recording is available here,… Read more »