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News: July 2020

July 27, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on Senate Republicans' proposed Phase IV coronavirus relief package.
July 23, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, which Senators Markey, Tillis, Gardner, and Peters introduced today. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced companion legislation in the House last month.
July 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) today announced the second cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The leadership program aims to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. The IAspire Leadership Academy is part of Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative, led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Georgia.
July 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today announced that Dr. Eugene Anderson will serve as the association’s first Vice President for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI). Anderson, who has served as APLU’s Vice President for Access and Success over the past four years, will work with all APLU staff to ensure the association’s work and ways in which it engages its members and partners incorporates and lives up to its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
July 20, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, American Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities today called on Congress to ensure public institutions of higher education are included in much-needed coronavirus response tax relief. The letter calls on lawmakers to ensure that public institutions of higher education are made eligible for the previously enacted paid leave tax credit, employee retention tax credit, and any additional critical support created in Phase IV in the same way private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities are eligible.
July 14, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the administration rescinding new Department of Homeland Security guidance impacting international students and remote learning.
July 7, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on Michael Drake being named President-designate of the University of California System.
July 6, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding new policies from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students and remote learning.
July 1, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure Act), which U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced today.