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News: 2017

September 5, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.
September 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressing strong support for swift congressional action that would, at a minimum, codify the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy into law.
August 24, 2017
Washington, D.C.— As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced Boise State University, Colorado State University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Texas at Austin, and Western Michigan University as finalists for its 2017 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual prize works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion.
August 21, 2017
Washington, D.C.— Five exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees, recognizing their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program ─ the first national designation of its kind ─ spotlights institutions successfully integrating assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning outcomes, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
August 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement strongly condemning hate groups, including those that target public university campuses.