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News: October 2021

October 28, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Build Back Better reconciliation legislation unveiled today.
October 19, 2021
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of Illinois Chicago, as finalists for its 2021 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
October 14, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) today announced a partnership to jointly host the APLU Civic Science Fellow, Dr. Elyse Aurbach. The APLU Civic Science Fellowship is supported by the Rita Allen Foundation, the Kavli Foundation, the APLU and the Office of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (FANR), and the University of Michigan.
October 13, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Seeking to identify and address barriers facing adult students of color, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public urban research universities supporting university-community partnerships aimed at leveraging the assets of Black, Latino, and Indigenous adult learners.
October 12, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four public university scholars will be honored with 2021 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual awards, to be presented on November 10, 2021, are given to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education.
October 8, 2021
Washington, DC – Aiming to address pay inequities among university faculty, a multidisciplinary research team from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)-led NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the American Association of University Women, today launched a new effort to expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.
October 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins’s announcement that he will retire as director at the end of the year.