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News: 2017

November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named three winners of its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners – Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Maryland – competed in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement. Iowa State University won the “talent” category and Kansas State University won the “innovation” category. The University of Maryland won both the “place” and top-prize in the competition, the “economic engagement connections” award, becoming the first university to become win IEP University Awards winner in multiple categories or in multiple years.
November 6, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Ranking Member Richard Neal that details significant concerns public research universities have with H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The letter, which lays out a series of specific provisions that would make college less accessible and affordable and harm our nation’s long-term economic potential, was also sent to each House and Senate office.
November 2, 2017
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, introduced today by U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX).
November 1, 2017
University of Michigan Awarded NIST-Funded Study to Evaluate Promising Collaborations at APLU's Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP)-Designated Universities
October 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Department of Education’s new Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Outcome Measures survey.