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November 20, 2017

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March 20, 2017

Higher ed briefs

STATE UNIVERSITIES

EMU Student Center ranked best student union in the country

The Eastern Michigan University Student Center is the No. 1 student union in the country, according to a national website dedicated to evaluating and ranking college programs and experiences for prospective students. The 25 Best Student Unions was published by College Rank, which considers factors such as campus life and student offerings.

WMU to launch program with Forest Hills Public Schools

Western Michigan University recently entered into an agreement with Forest Hills Public Schools to launch the first-of-its-kind "Collegiate Pathways" program. The dual-enrollment program, set to launch this fall at Forest Hills Northern High School, allows students to earn the full Chinese language minor offered by WMU while still enrolled in high school.

PEER INSTITUTIONS

$15M gift to Northwestern Medicine Research Center

Chicago industrialist John Potocsnak has made a $15 million gift to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in support of the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center. This gift will help accelerate the pace of discovery, heighten the collaborative nature of leading-edge research conducted at Northwestern and develop the next generation of physician-scientists.

IU Bloomington to offer Master of Architecture degree

Indiana University Bloomington will offer a new Master of Architecture degree program based in the campus's new School of Art and Design, beginning in the fall of 2018. The program will have its primary focus in Columbus, Indiana, an internationally recognized center for architecture, with courses also offered on the IU Bloomington campus.

$10M gift expands foreign study opportunities at Dartmouth

Frank J. Guarini, a former New Jersey congressman and U.S. representative to the United Nations, has committed $10 million to support Dartmouth's off-campus and foreign study programs. The gift will create new opportunities for students to study in countries around the world and expand their expertise in language, diplomacy, and global issues across the spectrum of arts and sciences.

— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record