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News: 2016

May 17, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson tonight released the following statement regarding the administration’s new rule increasing the minimum income threshold for overtime pay exemptions.
May 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Drawing on the unique academic, research and leadership capabilities of public research universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today convened a new commission, The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World, to address growing domestic and global food security challenges and ensure universal food security by 2050.
May 9, 2016
Washington, DC—The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), with support from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), today released a comprehensive review and analysis of 2,186 public comments on the Obama administration’s 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for revising the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects,” better known as the “Common Rule.”
May 5, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in support of #CountAllStudents – a campaign to tell the stories of Class of 2016 graduates who won’t be counted in their institution’s federal graduation rate because they transferred or attended part-time.
April 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Seeking to provide a roadmap for university-wide efforts to renew and strengthen a culture of research safety, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Task Force on Laboratory Safety today released its Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities. The task force also released a companion website (www.aplu.org/researchsafety) intended to make the guide more accessible and allow for the continued sharing of best practices and other information to improve safety at research universities nationwide.
April 7, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding ‘Public Research Universities: Recommitting to Lincoln’s Vision -- An Educational Compact for the 21st Century’, which the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released as the final report of The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education.
April 7, 2016
Washington, DC – Innovators at public research universities lead the newest class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Among the 168 academic inventors selected for induction as NAI Fellows, 104 are from member universities of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
March 31, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Seeking to eliminate roadblocks that too often prevent low-income and underrepresented college students from attending and then graduating college, a group of public urban universities today launched a new, collaborative effort to implement and accelerate innovative, transformative, and often disruptive changes needed to boost student success. Collaborating for Change – an initiative led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) – is helping these and other universities enact and scale a series of transformations aimed at admitting, retaining, educating, and graduating high-need, traditionally at-risk students while reducing costs, reexamining campus business models, and fostering mutually beneficial campus-community engagement.
March 31, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement condemning the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives on its efforts to subpoena organizations to release names, institutional connection, and the nature of involvement of those connected with research that utilizes fetal tissue. APLU joined the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) today in sending a letter to the panel that expressed strong concerns about the subpoenas.
March 16, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the FY2017 budget proposal being considered before the House Budget Committee.