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June 19, 2017
Washington, DC – In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing entitled, ‘Free Speech 101: The Assault on the First Amendment on College Campuses,’ Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), detailing public universities’ strong commitment to the free exchange of ideas on campus. McPherson also sent a copy of the letter to every member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their review before tomorrow’s hearing.
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.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – Following up on their call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that charges Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. risks falling behind other nations that are doubling down on investments in research, science, education, and other innovation-related policies.
March 28, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement urging Congress to complete the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bills with increased support for research and higher education.