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News: 2016

July 28, 2016
Washington, D.C.— As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced California State University, Fresno; Cleveland State University; Montana State University; the University of California, Riverside; and Wayne State University as finalists for its 2016 Project Degree Completion Award. The annual prize works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion.
July 27, 2016
New York, NY — The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today kicked off its Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) 2016 CADE Summer Meeting, which the State University of New York (SUNY) is hosting at its SUNY World Center in midtown Manhattan and runs through July 29.
July 25, 2016
Washington, D.C.— The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association (CSHEMA) named Dr. Taylor Eighmy and Dr. Mark McLellan as recipients of its 2016 Campus Leaders Who Care Award in recognition of their work to enhance laboratory and research safety at universities across the country. The Campus Leaders Award, which recognizes senior university leaders who advance health and safety issues on campus, were presented yesterday at the 63rd Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association Annual Conference held in Austin, Texas.
July 18, 2016
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced Dr. Judy Genshaft, President and CEO of the University of South Florida System, as the 2016 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award for her work championing comprehensive internationalization efforts in higher education. The Malone Award, a national honor presented by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who further international education at public universities.
July 14, 2016
Washington, DC – As public research universities seek to promote completion while containing costs, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that seven of its member institutions have been selected as participants in a three-year project that seeks to personalize learning and improve undergraduate education through adoption of high-quality adaptive courseware. APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) is overseeing the grants, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to the cohort of seven public institutions.
July 7, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education’s approval of its Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bill.
July 6, 2016
Washington, DC–APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding Secretary Clinton’s new college affordability proposal.
July 6, 2016
Washington, DC -- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson, who previously served as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, today released the following statement regarding House passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016, which was previously approved in the Senate. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the bipartisan measure in the Senate and Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the measure in the House. The bill now moves to the White House for President Obama’s signature.
June 30, 2016
Washington, DC – The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) today released the following statement regarding a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee report on reforming federal regulation of U.S. research.
June 27, 2016
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing effort to promote access, student success and degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) hosted and convened the 2016 HBCU Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on June 15 - 17. The theme for this year's meeting was I3 Matters: (De) coding Student Success using Non-cognitive Factors in Institutional, Inter-relational, and Individual Affairs. APLU’s Office for Access & Success and the APLU Council of 1890 Universities led the planning of the meeting.