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June 9, 2016
Washington, D.C.—The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today released a report examining institutional innovations undertaken at seven public urban research universities aimed at improving student success, including graduation rates, among low-income and underrepresented college students. The universities participated in the first phase of an APLU and USU-led initiative called Collaborating for Change that is helping universities implement and scale a series of transformations to admit, retain, educate, and graduate more high-need, traditionally at-risk students while reducing costs, re-examining campus business models, and fostering mutually beneficial campus-community engagement.
March 14, 2016
Washington, DC – Continuing their effort to promote the use of micro-grants to prevent low-income college students nearing graduation from dropping out, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) awarded nine public urban research universities a total of $450,000 to launch or expand pilot programs of their own.
February 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John B. King, Jr. as U.S. Secretary of Education.
February 9, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s FY2017 budget proposal.
November 17, 2015
Indianapolis, IN — At its 128th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Morgan State University the winner of its 2015 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual award identifies and honors institutions that employ innovative methods or programs to increase retention and graduation outcomes and/or close achievement gaps for all students or specific groups of students. Morgan State will receive a $15,000 prize to help expand and magnify its successful retention and degree completion efforts.