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News: March 2016

March 31, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Seeking to eliminate roadblocks that too often prevent low-income and underrepresented college students from attending and then graduating college, a group of public urban universities today launched a new, collaborative effort to implement and accelerate innovative, transformative, and often disruptive changes needed to boost student success. Collaborating for Change – an initiative led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) – is helping these and other universities enact and scale a series of transformations aimed at admitting, retaining, educating, and graduating high-need, traditionally at-risk students while reducing costs, reexamining campus business models, and fostering mutually beneficial campus-community engagement.
March 31, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement condemning the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives on its efforts to subpoena organizations to release names, institutional connection, and the nature of involvement of those connected with research that utilizes fetal tissue. APLU joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) today in sending a letter to the panel that expressed strong concerns about the subpoenas.
March 16, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the FY2017 budget proposal being considered before the House Budget Committee.
March 15, 2016
Washington, DC – A group of leading experts from public universities across the U.S. today unveiled a comprehensive research agenda and action plan that seeks to integrate agriculture, nutrition, food and health care systems to holistically improve human health outcomes and help prevent chronic disease. The new research agenda and action plan, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People, is the product of a joint initiative coordinated by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which aims to convene, integrate and leverage the wide array of expertise housed at the nation’s public universities.
March 14, 2016
Washington, DC – Continuing their effort to promote the use of micro-grants to prevent low-income college students nearing graduation from dropping out, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) awarded nine public urban research universities a total of $450,000 to launch or expand pilot programs of their own.