Skip Navigation
/sebin/h/i/page-bg-internal.jpg
/sebin/b/r/page-banner-pillars-UVA.jpg
News & Media

News: March 2021

March 31, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Biden’s infrastructure proposal.
March 25, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today joined nearly 1,200 organizations, including nearly 900 colleges and universities in calling on Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.
March 24, 2021
Washington, DC – Drawing on the experience of students, faculty, and public university administrators at five public urban universities during the pandemic, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today released a report examining the magnitude of the pandemic’s impact on food insecurity on college students and outlining steps institutions can take to better address food insecurity. The Kresge Foundation funded the project.
March 22, 2021
Washington – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced 16 universities participating in its Powered by Publics initiative have been selected for additional investment and support to advance student-centered transformation on their campuses. The cohort of institutions will engage in an in-depth institutional needs assessment, share student success data, and receive targeted professional development and technical assistance based on needs in advising, college readiness policy and practice, and digital learning. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the effort.
March 22, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on strengthening the higher education transfer ecosystem and the release of the American Council on Education’s National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit’s report, Reimagining Transfer for Student Success.
March 19, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on the use of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) grants authorized under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA).
March 18, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement condemning racism and violent attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
March 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act. APLU also released projections of how much funding public and non-profit private colleges and universities will receive from the legislation.
March 4, 2021
Washington, D.C. – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a comprehensive study that found there is a collective total of nearly $11.5 billion in needed repairs and renovations at the buildings and supporting facilities at schools of agriculture authorized to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research funding. The study was conducted for APLU by Gordian, a leader in facility and construction cost data, software and expertise. The study notes that 69 percent of the buildings at these schools – 97 land-grant universities in total – are more than 25 years old and require urgent upgrades to remain safe and useful. Without action, the declining state of these facilities threatens to hinder critical research on food safety and security, natural resources, climate change, and other key matters.