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September 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressing strong support for swift congressional action that would, at a minimum, codify the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy into law.
August 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement strongly condemning hate groups, including those that target public university campuses.
August 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement expressing deep concerns about reports in The New York Times and Washington Post that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to pursue that would undermine schools' ability to use race-conscious admissions practices.
June 26, 2017
Washington, DC – In an effort to help diversify the nation’s health workforce and address persistent gaps in health equity, Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of the Health workforce) launched an initiative on Monday, June 26 to help universities design and track evidence-based approaches aimed at building a more diverse and culturally competent health care workforce that better serves communities in need. Urban Universities for HEALTH is a joint initiative of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities that is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
June 5, 2017
Washington, DC — Recognizing the valuable but often overlooked role that community organizations play in partnering with universities to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to 12 public universities to scale-up emerging partnerships the institutions have undertaken with community stakeholders. The awards, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, support innovative approaches that link student success with an institution’s community engagement.