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CANDIS WATTS SMITH

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Candis Watts Smith Candis Watts Smith has been appointed interim vice provost for undergraduate education at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Smith serves as an associate professor of political science at the university. She also earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in political science from Duke.

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TERRY-ANN JONES

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Terry-Ann Jones Terry-Ann Jones has been named the deputy provost for undergraduate education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American and Caribbean studies from York University in Toronto and a master’s and a Ph.D.

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Launch Scholarship Program as Part of Federal Agriculture Career Initiative

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The funding from this grant will enable students at these two universities to pursue an undergraduate education in food, agricultural, human sciences and related programs without the stress of tuition coverage,” saidLyon- Bennett, assistant dean for academics for the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences.

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Occidental College President Dr. Harry J. Elam Jr. to End Tenure Early Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis

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Before taking the helm, he was vice provost of undergraduate education at Stanford University. “But in order to prioritize my health and time with family, I have made the difficult decision not to serve the final (2024-25) year of my five-year term as President.” Elam stepped into the role in 2020.

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Dr. Gary G. Bennett Appointed Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University

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Bennett Bennett, a behavioral scientist, is currently vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of psychology & neuroscience, global health, and medicine at Duke. Bennett will become dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, effective Feb. Dr. Gary G.

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Democratic Lawmakers Propose Legislation to Extend and Expand Lifetime Pell Grant Eligibility

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The legislation will also allow students who received a Pell Grant award during undergraduate education to use remaining Pell eligibility for a first graduate degree. As it stands now, students are prohibited from using Pell Grants for graduate or professional degrees.

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Parent PLUS Borrowers Face Squeeze as Student Loan Payments Resume

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Parent PLUS loans are federal loans issued to parents for the benefit of a child’s undergraduate education. As 40 million student loan borrowers return to repayment this month following the three-year Covid forbearance, one group of borrowers is facing particularly dire circumstances: parent borrowers.