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News: December 2016

December 16, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate approved the measure last week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.
December 13, 2016
Austin, TX – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2017 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 129th Annual Meeting, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan became Chair of the Board, taking over for University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for APLU’s work and is charged with setting membership and governing policies for the association. Board members work to make public institutions of higher education more effective in delivering high quality and affordable higher education alongside cutting-edge research and robust community and economic engagement.
December 7, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of the new 21st Century Cures Act. The measure, which passed the House last week, now moves to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.