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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months with up to four additional one-year option periods, subject to the availability of funds. The project period is effective starting June 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2026. “The military small business community – which inclu
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 4, 2020) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018. "We know many students rely on rankings to make decisions, and in this case students were presented deliberately falsified information by Temple's Fox School," said Secretary DeVos. "It has been our commitment from day one to hold all higher education institutions — non-profit, proprietary, and public — accounta...
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  • Boeing and Allen University Partner to Establish the Boeing Institute on Civility

    Boeing and Allen University Partner to Establish the Boeing Institute on Civility | site |



    $1.5 million partnership will support the renovation of the historic Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital

    Institute will be a national hub for teaching and provide programming aimed at advancing civil discourse in America and across the globe

    Boeing Institute will include a memorial to honor the nine victims of the 2015 Mother Emanuel AME Church tragedy in Charleston, S.C.

    Institute will also house the South Carolina African American Hall of Fame



    (November 11, 2020) - - Today The Boeing Company published the following information: COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 11, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Allen University announced today a new $1.5 million partnership to establish the Boeing Institute on Civility at Allen University. The Boeing Institute will be a national hub for teaching and provide programming aimed at advancing civil disco...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech at Franciscan University of Steubenville | site |



    (October 12, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Labor published today, October 12, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Steubenville, Ohio, where he delivered remarks at Franciscan University of Steubenville to commemorate Columbus Day as well as America’s national heritage. The speech included the following excerpts: “Through the centuries, Columbus came to represent the spirit of adventure and discovery that we associate with America—our faith in our capacity to seek and find something new and better. We have many heroes who personify our political ideals, but no figure so associated with the questing, the entrepreneurialism, the hope in the new that is part of the American spirit. No other figure so represents our aspiration to make, here in thi...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions

    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Princeton University entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination. Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination by OFCCP.

    While not admitting liability in the investigation, Princeton University agreed to an early resolution conciliation agreement, and to enhance future compliance proactively. OFCCP’s preliminary findings showed that – between 2012 and 2014 – pay disparities existed for 106 female
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  • Michigan State University Engineers build Ventilator Prototype using Parts commonly Available Around the World

    Michigan State University Engineers build Ventilator Prototype using Parts commonly Available Around the World | site |



    Team created an experimental mechanical ventilator using parts costing around $200



    April 30, 2020 - - Michigan State University (MSU) says its mechanical engineers have built a ventilator prototype using parts commonly available around the world. The University listed as advantages of the low cost ventilator prototype, the following:
    • First of its kind
    • Created ventilator using parts costing around $200
    • Low-cost
    • Can be assembled with high volume, in-stock materials and without advanced engineering training
    • Hope the project alleviates developing world concerns about medical equipment shortages.

    More information on the new prototype ventilator is located at https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2020/m...tilator-design

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    Please press HERE
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Levies Largest-Ever Clery Fine Against Michigan State University, Requires Major Corrective Action Following Systemic Failure to Address Sexual Abuse

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Levies Largest-Ever Clery Fine Against Michigan State University, Requires Major Corrective Action Following Systemic Failure to Address Sexual Abuse| site |


    (September 5, 2019) - - The U.S. Department of Education published (today, September 5, 2019) the following information: WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will fine Michigan State University (MSU) a record $4.5 million and require the University to make major changes to its Title IX procedures following its systemic failure to protect students from sexual abuse. The fine and required corrective action come after two separate investigations, one by the office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) and the other by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), as directed by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "What transpired at Michigan State was abhorrent, inexcusable, and a total and complete failure to follow the law and protect students," said Secretary DeVos. "...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces 2018 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at The Ohio State University

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces 2018 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at The Ohio State University



    Washington, DC - - (October 18, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business to host the SEC’s annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Dec. 12. This annual forum provides a platform to highlight additional measures to improve small business capital formation. “We have made it a priority to reach out to small businesses across the country,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “Holding this event in Columbus, one of the top five best cities for entrepreneurs and startups, will give us the opportunity to hear directly from small businesses and their investors on ways to improve our regulatory system.” ...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Competitive Grant Solicitation for Two New University Transportation Research Centers

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Competitive Grant Solicitation for Two New University Transportation Research Centers





    Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $15 million to fund two new University Transportation Centers (UTCs). “Our Universities are at the forefront of solution-oriented research addressing America’s changing demographics and increased freight volumes,” said Keith Nelson, Senior Advisor for Research and Technology. “These funds will support UTC programs that provide students with real opportunities to take part in cutting-edge transportation research.” As part of its UTC program, the Department is seeking applications from institutions of higher education to compete for recognition as new National UTCs. One center will focus on “Conges...
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  • Princeton in space: Princeton-led Instrument Prepares to ‘Kiss the Sun’

    Princeton in Space: Princeton-led Instrument Prepares to ‘Kiss the Sun’



    On Aug. 11, NASA will launch a spacecraft carrying a Princeton-led instrument that will fly repeatedly through the sun’s million-degree corona, getting closer to our star than any human-made spacecraft in history.
    Video courtesy of NASA




    By: Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications, Princeton University


    Aug. 6, 2018 10 a.m.



    At about 4 a.m. on Aug. 11, the Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral carrying ISʘIS, an instrument suite led by Princeton’s David McComas to measure energetic particles from the sun’s corona and the solar wind. The car-sized satellite will be carried by a Delta-IV Heavy rocket, one of the tallest rockets launched in
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  • U.S. DOT Announces 7.7 million Dollars for First Round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $7.7 Million for First Round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants



    Washington, DC - - (June 12, 2018) - - As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the University of Maine, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University for regional grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act for fiscal years 2016-2020. All three UTCs will receive their first-year funding now:
    • Region 1: University of Maine – Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center: $2,570,600
    • Region 2: Rutgers University - Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation: $2,570,600
    • Region 3: Pennsylvania State University – Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems: $2,570,600

    In all, thirteen...
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  • U.S. Education Office for Civil Rights Launches Investigation into University of Southern California’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims

    U.S. Education Office for Civil Rights Launches Investigation into University of Southern California’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims


    Calls for full cooperation and transparency by university officials



    Washington, DC - - (June 11, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a Title IX directed, systemic investigation into the University of Southern California’s (USC) handling of reports of sexual harassment against former employee Dr. George Tyndall. OCR’s investigation will assess USC’s response to reports and complaints of sexual harassment during pelvic exams as early as 1990 that were not fully investigated by the University until spring 2016 and that the University did not disclose to OCR during an earlier investigation. “No student should ever endure sexual harassment or abuse while trying to pursue
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  • Project Documents for the 2013 TIGER Grant Providing Funding to the University City Prosperity Project in Sweetwater, FL

    Project Documents for the 2013 TIGER Grant Providing Funding to the University City Prosperity Project in Sweetwater, FL




    March 17, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 16, 2018) - - On March 16, 2018 the U.S Department of Transportation published the following information:

    Below are project documents for the 2013 TIGER Grant providing funding to the University City Prosperity Project in Sweetwater, FL. First is the original executed grant agreement, followed by two amendments. The lastest amendment (Amendment Two) was signed in 2017 and is the most up-to-date.

    https://www.transportation.gov/brief...rant-agreement

    https://www.transportation.gov/brief...ga-tiger-v-fiu

    https://www.transportation.gov/brief...ga-tiger-v-fiu




    Courtesy: U.S. Department of Transportation
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  • Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Listening Session with Historically Black College and University Leaders

    Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Listening Session with Historically Black College and University Leaders



    (February 28, 2017)


    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after meeting with presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House: A key priority for this administration is to help develop opportunities for communities that are often the most underserved. Rather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will allow students to reach their full potential. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have done this since their founding. They started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education. They saw that the system wasn't working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards 3 University Contracts Promoting Community Engagement with National Cemeteries

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards 3 University Contracts Promoting Community Engagement with National Cemeteries








    Washington, DC - - (February 16, 2017) - - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded three university contracts to research and share local history through the diversity of Veterans’ experience found in VA national cemeteries, officials announced Feb. 16. “The award of these three contracts signifies the VA National Cemetery Administration’s (NCA) dedication and commitment to providing enhanced memorialization and lasting tributes that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Veterans,” said Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Ronald E. Walters. NCA awarded three separate contracts to San Francisco State University, Black Hills State University and University of Central Florida to conduct cemetery research and produce educational material for K-12 schools and the general public
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Funding to Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Maryland, College Park | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 10, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the awarding of $400,000 in funding to the University of Maryland, Division of Research to provide training and counseling as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) serving veteran small business owners in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, has an initial project year of 11 months with up to four additional one-year option periods, subject to the availability of funds. The project period is effective starting June 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2026. “The military small business community – which inclu
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    06-16-2021, 02:28 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 4, 2020) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018. "We know many students rely on rankings to make decisions, and in this case students were presented deliberately falsified information by Temple's Fox School," said Secretary DeVos. "It has been our commitment from day one to hold all higher education institutions — non-profit, proprietary, and public — accounta...
    12-04-2020, 08:04 PM
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    Boeing and Allen University Partner to Establish the Boeing Institute on Civility
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    Boeing and Allen University Partner to Establish the Boeing Institute on Civility | site |



    $1.5 million partnership will support the renovation of the historic Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital

    Institute will be a national hub for teaching and provide programming aimed at advancing civil discourse in America and across the globe

    Boeing Institute will include a memorial to honor the nine victims of the 2015 Mother Emanuel AME Church tragedy in Charleston, S.C.

    Institute will also house the South Carolina African American Hall of Fame



    (November 11, 2020) - - Today The Boeing Company published the following information: COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 11, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Allen University announced today a new $1.5 million partnership to establish the Boeing Institute on Civility at Allen University. The Boeing Institute will be a national hub for teaching and provide programming aimed at advancing civil disco...
    11-12-2020, 12:04 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech
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    U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia delivers Columbus Day and Our American Heritage Speech at Franciscan University of Steubenville | site |



    (October 12, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Labor published today, October 12, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Steubenville, Ohio, where he delivered remarks at Franciscan University of Steubenville to commemorate Columbus Day as well as America’s national heritage. The speech included the following excerpts: “Through the centuries, Columbus came to represent the spirit of adventure and discovery that we associate with America—our faith in our capacity to seek and find something new and better. We have many heroes who personify our political ideals, but no figure so associated with the questing, the entrepreneurialism, the hope in the new that is part of the American spirit. No other figure so represents our aspiration to make, here in thi...
    10-13-2020, 09:05 PM
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    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University reach Agreement to Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors' Positions | site |




    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information:

    NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Princeton University entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination. Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination by OFCCP.

    While not admitting liability in the investigation, Princeton University agreed to an early resolution conciliation agreement, and to enhance future compliance proactively. OFCCP’s preliminary findings showed that – between 2012 and 2014 – pay disparities existed for 106 female
    ...
    10-07-2020, 07:38 PM

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