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Michael Rao, The Innovating Together Podcast
Michael Rao, President of Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses recognizing the education that most students want and need, returning to campus during the pandemic, and how to be a more effective and efficient leader.
Innovating Together: Results from the University Innovation Alliance
Dr. Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, describes how UIA's member schools met and surpassed their goal to graduate 68,000 first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income backgrounds... four years ahead of schedule.
UIA Map of Founding Members and Expansion Campuses

University Innovation Alliance expands for the first time in six years as founding members exceed graduation targets by over 73,000 students 

PORTLAND, OREGON  (June 7, 2021) The University Innovation Alliance, a pioneering consortium of public research universities working to improve student success, announced

Sara Goldrick-Rab, The Innovating Together Podcast
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of sociology and medicine at Temple University and founder of the nonprofit Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, talks about the prevalence of food and housing insecurity among the higher ed population, and how schools can address these realities.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month marks the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. To celebrate, the White House has recognized institutions that serve as benchmark programs of innovation and effectiveness for increasing college participation and completion rates for Latina and Latino students. Take a look at the innovative programs four UIA universities are being recognized for—these could end up on other UIA campuses soon!

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