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APLU In The News: January 2019

January 22, 2019
Penn State has joined 129 other public universities in a five-year Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) access and affordability initiative. Over the next five years, Penn State and its cluster of other Big Ten Academic Alliance Schools, including Indiana and Rutgers, will be studied to examine access and affordability measures that can be changed to make getting a college degree more affordable and obtainable.
January 22, 2019
As the longest partial federal government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, it’s being felt more in higher education. Virginia Tech is no exception. About a third of Tech’s more than $500 million research portfolio is impacted by the partial government shutdown because the money comes from agencies that are currently shuttered.
January 22, 2019
As the partial federal government shutdown continues, Auburn University could soon begin feeling more serious effects. Grant proposals won’t be processed. New awards will be delayed. Funds may run out. And the University won’t be able to invoice for some federal projects. Negotiations between President Donald Trump and Congress have been at an impasse for three weeks, leaving about a quarter of the federal government closed.
January 14, 2019
The University of Arizona has a grim message for professors on its website: If the partial government shutdown stretches on, the impact on research and science will only grow. New funding? Don’t count on it. Payment on existing grants? On pause. Peer-review of pending grant applications? Postponed.
January 8, 2019
While the U.S. Department of Education is still funded under the current federal government shutdown, college and universities who rely on funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey are currently impacted.
January 8, 2019
Knowledge Is Power Program charter schools have built a national reputation for sending disadvantaged students to college, but that success didn't always translate into students actually graduating from college. Money shortages and gaps in financial aid, even relatively small ones, often got in the way and forced students to either temporarily take time off from college or to drop out entirely.
January 8, 2019
The pressures on colleges as 2019 opens are numerous. They include — but are no means limited to — historically low state financing, competition over shrinking pools of potential students, slowed growth in international student enrollment, and a push from nearly all stakeholders for proof of return on their investments, often in the form of workforce-ready graduates.
January 4, 2019
West Virginia State University has research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling several million dollars, and school leaders began formulating contingency plans when a partial federal government shutdown that could jeopardize the projects appeared imminent.
January 4, 2019
Senate lawmakers late Wednesday confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier, an extreme-weather expert, as the White House’s top science and tech adviser, filling a critical administration role that had been vacant for nearly two years under President Trump.
January 4, 2019
Workcred, a nonprofit organization focused on credentialing in the workforce, is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to help create opportunities for undergraduate students to earn certifications as part of their degree program.