July 23, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation endorsing the nomination of Michael Kratsios as Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. McPherson encouraged the committee to advance Kratsios’s nomination and for the full Senate to confirm him. The committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Kratsios tomorrow.
July 16, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Association of American Universities (AAU), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and 29 other higher education, student organizations, and science societies this week called on the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on Education and Labor to make graduate education a priority as they continue their work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
July 16, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Brian Steffenson, Professor and Lieberman-Okinow Endowed Chair of Cereal Disease Research at the University of Minnesota, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. Steffenson is receiving the award for his renowned international agriculture research as well as his career-long commitment to helping put his research into practice across the globe. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
July 10, 2019
Washington, DC - The Association of Public and Land-grant University, Association of American Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of University Technology Managers, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
July 3, 2019
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, and all the members of the 31st Alaska State Legislature urging them to override the line-item veto that would exact massive cuts to Alaska’s state universities.