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January 25, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx, and House Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott raising very serious concerns with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Higher Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, H.R.4508. In the letter, McPherson noted APLU’s strong opposition to the bill in its current form. The House Committee on Education and Workforce approved the measure last month.
January 22, 2018
Washington, DC – In an effort to help undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees succeed in introductory mathematics courses – the most common roadblock to a degree – the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it will work with a dozen universities to scale the adoption of active learning for undergraduate pre-calculus and calculus instruction.
January 19, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the potential federal government shutdown.
December 18, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today expressed concerns to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about reports that OMB told officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they should avoid using certain words and phrases in preparing Fiscal Year 2019 budget documents. McPherson’s letter seeks to gain clarity from OMB on the matter.
December 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding the continuing resolution (CR) that the U.S. House of Representatives released yesterday, which would fund defense programs for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018 at above-budget-caps levels while flat-funding non-defense discretionary spending through January 19, 2018.