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March 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s new rule for the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.
October 8, 2015
Washington, DC — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $1.5 million grant for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Colorado Boulder, to study and cultivate a national network of STEM education centers at universities throughout the United States. The four-year grant will fund a wide range of outreach, analysis and advisory functions. APLU will help oversee coordination of the national network of STEM education centers.
June 23, 2015
APLU today joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed “Innovation: An American Imperative,” a document aimed at federal decision makers and legislators. It underscores the findings—and warnings—contained in The American Academy of Arts & Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.
March 2, 2015
As House and Senate budget leaders begin crafting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, three major national higher education organizations whose membership comprises all the major public and private universities in the United States urged those leaders to promote long-term economic growth by repealing sequestration and placing a high priority on scientific research and higher education investments.
December 4, 2014
American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, & Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Develop New Collaborative Efforts to Support & Accelerate College Completion Efforts of Their Member Institutions