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News: March 2015

March 27, 2015
Washington, DC – Dr. Lonnie King, chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) /Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture today released the following statement on the unveiling of the Obama administration’s plan to address antibiotic resistance.
March 27, 2015
Committees formed by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) to examine and affirm university policies and values regarding innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization today each released a set of principles and recommendations for institutions. The groups’ recommendations detail steps universities can take to ensure that institutional policies align with these principles and are readily transparent to the public, policymakers, and potential university partners.
March 17, 2015
Urges Better Use of Data in HEA Reauthorization; Promotes Student Achievement Measure and Voluntary System of Accountability as ways to give students, families, stakeholders better, more meaningful information
March 16, 2015
APLU President Peter McPherson released the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Richard Durbin’s (D-IL) planned introduction of the American Innovation Act.
March 3, 2015
President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the STRONG Patents Act of 2015:
March 2, 2015
As House and Senate budget leaders begin crafting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, three major national higher education organizations whose membership comprises all the major public and private universities in the United States urged those leaders to promote long-term economic growth by repealing sequestration and placing a high priority on scientific research and higher education investments.