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October 22, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Higher ed briefs

STATE UNIVERSITIES

Eastern Michigan to offer new doctoral program in nursing practice

Eastern Michigan University will offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice starting next winter. The new program, to be housed in EMU's College of Health and Human Services, will prepare experienced nurses with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for a comprehensive nursing practice. Doctoral level courses will include instruction on advanced research, health disparity in various systems, health advocacy and health care delivery.

GVSU partners with WSU School of Medicine on student admission

Leaders from two public universities today signed a partnership agreement that provides premedical students at Grand Valley State University with enhanced opportunities for admission to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The Early Assurance Program reserves up to five medical school spots for qualified Grand Valley students who are interested in practicing medicine. Recruitment will begin this spring for students who would be admitted to the medical school in 2018. 

$7.2M parking expansion plan approved at OSU

The Oakland University Board of Trustees has approved a $7.2 million plan to expand main campus parking capacity by more than 8 percent, as well as to create a new traffic circle at the intersection of Pioneer Drive and Meadow Brook Road. In total, 660 spaces will be added and available for use prior to the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year. University leaders project that the added capacity will lead to a maximum parking space utilization rate of 95 percent.

PEER INSTITUTIONS

'For Iowa. Forever More' campaign raises $1.975 billion

The University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Foundation have announced the successful conclusion of For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. More than 272,000 UI alumni and friends contributed more than $1.975 billion to help the UI remain at the forefront of education, research and health care. The gifts will support programs at Iowa for generations to come, including undergraduate and graduate scholarship funds and vital research programs.

UW offering computer user experience design certificate for fall 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will launch the User Experience Design Capstone Certificate in fall 2017. The graduate-level capstone certificate program provides convenient entry to user experience design for those with jobs, families and other adult responsibilities. Students will benefit from UW-Madison expertise with less of a time and financial commitment than they would have in a traditional master's degree program.

— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record