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March 28, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement urging Congress to complete the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bills with increased support for research and higher education.
March 16, 2017
Washington, DC – The 2018 Farm Bill must address how to feed the world’s growing population by providing ample resources for agricultural research, education and extension, said Jay Akridge, Glenn Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University and Chair of APLU’s Board of Agriculture Assembly (BAA) in testimony today to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
March 16, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint.
March 15, 2017
Washington, DC – As colleges and universities across the country seek to better utilize data to improve student success, 14 leading public higher education institutions today detailed through a series of case studies how they are driving progress on campus through the effective use of student-level data. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) organized the case studies to demonstrate the importance of student-level data in the development and implementation of programs and strategies to improve student learning and increase degree completion.
March 8, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today testified on Capitol Hill as a public witness before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. McPherson urged the panel to approve funding that would restore the year-round Pell grant program and increase investments for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health. The following are the prepared remarks McPherson submitted to complement his testimony before the subcommittee.