Although we won’t be issuing a call for proposals just yet, we are proud to announce that the Andrew Mellon Foundation has approved a grant to the ACS for $2.7 million to fund faculty advancement activities through 2021. We produced this animated video for our recent Council of Dean’s meeting at Sewanee, and it… Read more »
In August, 2016, ACS member Birmingham-Southern College announced a new “test optional” admission policy, designed to give deserving students an alternative to admissions decisions based on standardized test scores. FairTest, a test optional advocacy group, reports that half of the liberal arts colleges ranked in the top 100 have now moved to such a policy… Read more »
Millsaps College’s Dr. Robert Pearigen, responding to a an op-ed in the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, presents a case for the economic benefits of private colleges to the state.
On the heels of Rhodes College’s “1616′” event, commemorating the year that William Shakespeare died, professor Scott L. Newstok (director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes) pens a provocative essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education. [image: the 1588 “Grafton Portrait” of a young man, once thought to portray a young William Shakespeare.]
Jim and Marilyn Simons of New York have pledged a gift of $2.5 million to Morehouse College for STEM Education.
Birmngham-Southern College’s Provost and Dean, Michele Behr, and faculty member Pete Van Zandt are featured in a recent article in Inside Higher Ed.
The Board of Trustees of Birmingham-Southern College is pleased to announce that Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, BSC’s former Chief of Staff, has been named the 15th president in the college’s 160-year history. The current president, Dr. Edward F. Leonard III, is vacating the position. Read the full news release.
Spelman and Morehouse are hosting a three-day workshop featuring innovative methods of teaching and learning digital writing, research, and advocacy with Wikipedia, June 27th-29th. Space is limited and the deadline for applying is June 1, 2016. More info.
Furman University President Elizabeth Davis announced today that Dr. George C. Shields, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bucknell University, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Furman. Read the story on Furman’s website.
Faculty from multiple ACS institutions, led by Washington And Lee Classics professor Rebecca Benefiel, have been widely recognized for their ongoing work in deciphering the graffiti in the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Funded in part by ACS, the project leaders and their students are now creating a digital, online archive of these… Read more »
Millsaps College President Dr. Robert Pearigen recently issued the following statement regarding Mississippi’s controversial “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination” act: “On March 4, 2016, Millsaps issued a statement expressing hope that, if passed, House Bill 1523 would not be used to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation. Since… Read more »
Millsaps College has announced the creation of a distinctive leadership development program, known as the Institute for Civic and Professional Engagement. Identified as a key goal in the institution’s strategic plan, Across the Street and Around the Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College, the Institute was developed by a task force of campus faculty,… Read more »
Centenary College of Louisiana has chosen Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, an academic with extensive experience in college classrooms and administration, as its 31st president. Holoman is currently Provost at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, and will assume leadership of the 191 year old Shreveport institution in July. Read more at the Centenary website.
The Associated Colleges of the South is pleased to co-sponsor Rhodes College’s interdisciplinary symposium on the year 1616 (the year of William Shakespeare’s death): https://www.facebook.com/events/595149500643558 This free public event commences with a Communities in Conversation keynote by Thomas Christensen (author of 1616: The World in Motion), on Thursday, April 21 (5:30pm reception, 6:00pm lecture, Blount)…. Read more »
William “Will” Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, has been named president of Washington and Lee University. According to the W&L website, “Dudley will assume his duties on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Kenneth P. Ruscio ’76, who announced in May 2015 his intention to step down from the presidency, and who will remain… Read more »
Birmingham-Southern College’s Annual Latin American Studies Symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted during the preceding year by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities, including the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) and the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS). Established at BSC… Read more »