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The original headline for this article (preserved thanks to RSS) was "APLU enlists 130 universities in collaboration on completion and equity gaps," but this new headline completgely changes the emphasis, which makes me worder what I'm reading. Anyhow, the story is that the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities  (APLU) "released details on an ambitious project involving 130 universities and systems that have pledged to work together in 16 "clusters" to boost their student access and completion rates while also curbing equity gaps." Now my first thought on reading this was that the universities are finally realizing that the gap between educated and uneducated creates an existential threat to universities, but if it's really only about completion rates, then maybe not.

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