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June 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Campus police departments that use body-worn cameras (BWCs) on campus officers stand to benefit from increased transparency and accountability along with improved community relations, according to a new policy brief the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) issued today. In encouraging universities to consider implementing or piloting a BWC program, APLU cautioned that institutions should carefully consider a host of other factors, including cost and policies for use and storage of footage, before deciding whether to proceed.
May 23, 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 proposal.
May 16, 2017
Washington, DC - Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.
May 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would lift the federal ban on student-level data to provide students and families more information on higher education outcomes. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who are all on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, introduced the measure known as the College Transparency Act. APLU worked closely with the senators’ offices to develop the measure in order to increase transparency on higher education outcomes.
May 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the omnibus appropriations bill that congressional leaders announced this morning, which would fund government through September.