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GVSU named a Best College Buy for 21 consecutive years

For the 21st year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc. in Georgia. Each year, Institutional Research and Evaluation identifies the 100 American colleges and universities providing students the very highest quality education at the lowest cost. Grand Valley has made the list far more times than any other Michigan institution because of the university’s high academic performance coupled with its low cost. 

NMU Upward Bound receives federal funding

Northern Michigan University’s Upward Bound Math-Science program has received nearly $297,000 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The award period runs for one year, beginning Nov. 1. Upward Bound Math-Science is a year-round academic program that includes an intensive, six-week summer experience for those students who have completed the academic year requirements. The UBMS program exposes students to a variety of career fields, improves problem-solving skills and enriches their appreciation for science and mathematics.


But for Ohio State Campaign tops $3B

The Ohio State University has concluded the most successful fundraising effort in its 146-year history, with contributions from what is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign. The But for Ohio State Campaign raised more than $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors, shattering the goal of $2.5 billion. The campaign, which launched in 2009 and ended this month, raised more than $520 million for student scholarships and support.

Stanford, MIT, & Harvard named most innovative universities in the world

Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University top the second annual Reuters Top 100 ranking of the world’s most innovative universities. The Reuters Top 100 ranking aims to identify the institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy. The United States continues to dominate the list, with 46 universities in the top 100.

Carnegie Corporation awards $1M to University of Wisconsin

The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a recipient of a $1 million grant to strengthen the study of Russia at U.S. universities. The grant from the Carnegie Corporation will encourage universities to enhance Russian programs, research and outreach, as well as promote collaboration with the Russian academic community.

— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record 


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