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 »
News from Members
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 »
Millsaps has launched a program to bring students from India to the college under a program sponsored by Next Genius. Read more.
Furman’s vice president for finance and administration, Mary Lou Merkt, has been asked to become chair of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) . More details at the Furman University website.
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 »
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 »
Dr. William Ringle (Davidson College), Dr. George Bey (Millsaps College), and Dr. Tomas Gallareta Negron (Centro Yucatan-INAH in Merida, Mexico) will receive a $286,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Read the full story at the Millsaps College site.
John Wilson, president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, was interviewed by Leah Flemming of Georgia Public Broadcasting – listen to the broadcast.
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,
Sharon Davies of Ohio State University, will join Spelman’s administrative team in mid-June, 2017. Read more.
The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has released the results of a new digitization project that illustrates the controversial practice of “redlining” neighborhoods. The maps show how the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation used maps to plot the characteristics of homes and residents in order to make lending decisions.
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.
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.