Around the industry: College students found after 30 hours trapped in cave

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  • Arkansas: One current and two incoming Arkansas State University students were found Thursday after being trapped in a cave for 30 hours. Senior Casey Sherwood and incoming freshmen Daiki Itoh and Daisuke Takagi were found unharmed 30 minutes from the entrance of Blowing Cave (AP/WABC, 8/12). 
  • Michigan: Following a Detroit Free Press story about research at Wayne State University (WSU) on homeless college students, the university received a $200,000 grant from the McGregor Fund to help homeless students and explore long-term solutions. About $50,000 will go toward a program called Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH). Another $90,000 will go toward WSU's Transition to Independence Program, which is aimed at boosting college access and graduation rates for students who grew up in foster care (Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 8/14).
  • Georgia: In a welcome-back letter to the campus community, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell announced that she is convening a task force to provide recommendations on whether the all-women's college will admit transgender students. The task force will be led by Spelman's vice president of enrollment management. A report from the group is expected by the end of the school year (Davis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/12). 

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