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News: 2016

June 24, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in support of the University Regulation Streamlining and Harmonization Act of 2016, introduced by Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL).
June 24, 2016
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The senators also introduced an amendment, which contained specific funding levels.
June 23, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious admissions program.
June 23, 2016
Washington, DC – One year after issuing "Innovation: An American Imperative" – a call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to maintain America's global leadership in science, technology, engineering, and innovation – a coalition of businesses, scientific organizations, and universities, now numbering more than 500, issued a progress report showing some important steps forward, but much work remaining to be done. APLU is one of the organizers of the initiative.
June 22, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement urging the adoption of a risk-based approach to accreditation in order to ensure the time and resources of accreditors are better focused on schools with the greatest need for increased oversight. The U.S. Department of Education last year told accreditors they were permitted to use a risk-based approach. McPherson’s remarks come on the same day that Under Secretary Ted Mitchell spoke before the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) on the need to ensure that college accreditors are "focused on the right things."
June 15, 2016
Washington, D.C.— In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have been selected as regional recipients of the 2016 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, East Carolina University, Pennsylvania State University, Portland State University, and Purdue University will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced during the APLU Annual Meeting November 13-15 in Austin, Texas.
June 14, 2016
Washington, DC – Dr. Ian L. Maw, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Vice President for Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources, today released the following statement regarding the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation’s new report, “Retaking the Field: The Case for a Surge in Agricultural Research.” APLU is a partner organization of SoAR.
June 9, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill.
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.
May 19, 2016
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Eugene L. Anderson has been named as its new Vice President for the Office of Access and Success. Dr. Anderson will support the work of the Council of 1890 Universities, the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE) and contribute to or lead a wide array of APLU projects and initiatives focused on expanding access and increasing degree completion. He will officially join the APLU staff in August, but will be involved in several meetings and activities prior to that.