August 14, 2017
Washington, DC – Ahead of Wednesday’s U.S.-Canada-Mexico discussions on adjustments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a group of 55 agriculture deans from public universities across the country today sent a letter U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as well as Assistant U.S. Trade Negotiator for the Western Hemisphere and Chief NAFTA Negotiator John Mille outlining the vital importance of robust exports of U.S. agricultural products to Mexico and Canada facilitated by NAFTA.
June 21, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced that Elise Miller will serve as its new Vice President for Research & Policy Analysis. Miller will formally begin working at APLU on August 1.
June 14, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reopen the borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations.
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.
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.