USU Urban Update Newsletter
USU Urban Update  
February 2016

From the Vice President

Save the date for the USU Summer Meeting on June 26 to 28, 2016. This year we will be in Portland, OR. We look forward to seeing you there!

USU, in partnership with APLU, released a new report , Foiling the Drop-Out Trap, Completion Grant Practices for Retaining and Graduating Students, The report details the success of micro-grant student aid programs at 10 public urban research institutions and provides an implementation guide to help other institutions who want to support a program on their campus. 

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USU in the News 

Our completion grants project and our new report received exceptional press:  Inside Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Post, Hechinger Report, and Diverse to name a few.

Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University (FIU), and his wife Rosalie recently announced a $1 million donation toward scholarships for first-generation college students to ease some of their financial burdens.

USU Spotlight

In the spotlight is Georgia State University's Panther Retention Grant, a successful micro-grant program that offers small amounts of money to help financially struggling students stay in school and graduate.


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June 26 - 28, 2016: USU 11th Annual Summer Meeting at Portland State University, Portland, OR

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