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February 15, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and comments to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The letter responds to the chairman’s request for feedback on his white paper on ‘Higher Education Accountability.’
February 12, 2018
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 2019 budget proposal.
February 5, 2018
Washington, DC – With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program set to expire one month from today, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent congressional leaders a letter urging that they swiftly approve legislation to protect Dreamers.
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.