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APLU In The News: November 2015

November 18, 2015
Over the weekend, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities issued a legislative analysis explaining why it opposes the bill, noting it is "deeply troubled" by the restrictions blocking colleges from fully responding to sexual assault reports.
November 18, 2015
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been elected as chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
November 17, 2015
As public universities work to expand the number of students who attend college, a primary purpose of our institutions is to provide access to a quality higher education for all — regardless of means, background, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
November 16, 2015
More than 1,200 university representatives from throughout the United States are in Indianapolis for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' 128th annual meeting. University of California President and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is keynoting the event.
November 16, 2015
A national association of public universities is throwing its weight behind the use of adaptive courseware, an emerging form of online course delivery that responds to students’ learning styles and levels of achievement.
November 16, 2015
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is expanding its support of “personalized learning” with the help of a new $4.6-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
November 16, 2015
NCAA President Mark Emmert told a gathering of high-ranking university officials Sunday that they have an “ethical responsibility” to address what he termed academic or admissions mismatches that result in Division I athletes struggling in the classroom and having trouble completing meaningful degree programs.
November 13, 2015
More library and higher education groups on Thursday threw their support behind the editors of the linguistics journal Lingua, upping the pressure on publisher Elsevier.
November 13, 2015
A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture highlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority, said Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
November 13, 2015
The “higher-education lobby” isn’t a singular force opposed to improved data, increased transparency and greater oversight. Public colleges and universities, which educate nearly three-quarters of all students, have been fierce advocates of lifting the legal ban that blocks the federal government from providing comprehensive aggregate data on student outcomes. We want more transparency of higher-education outcomes, including employment data and comprehensive graduation rates. Due to a federal ban on student-level data, the federal graduation rate excludes part-time and transfer students despite 55% of bachelor’s degree recipients attending more than one institution before graduating.