May 2, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the launch of the 2018 #CountAllStudents campaign (www.countallstudents.org) and the need for Congress to lift the federal ban on student-level data.
February 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Recognizing the need for transformative change in higher education, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced a major new effort in which 100 public research universities – organized in clusters of eight to 10 institutions – will work to produce hundreds of thousands of more graduates by 2025. The clusters of institutions will develop, refine, and scale innovative practices that will also aim to close the achievement gap. Participating institutions will all commit to sharing key data within the clusters and promulgate proven practices across the entire public higher education sector.
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.’
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.
December 5, 2017
Washington, DC – As the House and Senate move toward a conference committee to reconcile differences in their versions of the tax legislation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Ranking Member Richard Neal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden. The letter details key provisions public research universities believe should be protected in the final version of the legislation to help make college more accessible and affordable and to promote the nation’s economic prosperity.