USU Urban Update Newsletter
USU Urban Update  
May 2016

From the Vice President

This year the USU 11th Summer Meeting has free registration.  Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allows each USU institutions to send up to four individuals to the meeting at no registration cost. Look for separate emails from me with more information about registration. The summer meeting will be hosted by Portland State University in Portland, OR on June 27 and June 28, 2016.

Hotel accommodations are at the Hotel Modera; 15 SW Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201. Register at with the online booking code “APLU16” or call 503-484-1084 or 1-877-484-1084 and use the code “APLU”.  All hotel reservations for the meeting should be booked by June 1, 2016.

We hope to see you and your team in Portland, OR in June.

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USU in the News 

The University of Cincinnati's president, Dr. Santa J. Ono looks at a more equitable admissions process in Holistic Admissions: What You Need to Know

Dr. Mark Becker, president of Georgia State University cited GSU's efforts in What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out.

San Jose State University has appointed a new president, Dr. Mary A. Papazian. Her term will begin effective July 1, 2016.

USU Spotlight

In the spotlight this month is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Life Impact Program. This program has worked to break the cycle of poverty by supporting students who could most benefit from a college degree, but are least likely to graduate: low-income students raising young children. 



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June 27 - 28, 2016: USU 11th Annual Summer Meeting, Portland, OR

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