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News: June 2021

June 29, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Recognizing extraordinary efforts to address COVID-19-related challenges in their communities through research, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of California, Davis and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the inaugural winners of the APLU Research Response to a Community in Crisis Award. The association also honored Dr. Alicia Knoedler, Vice President for Research and Innovation at Miami University, for her tireless efforts to mentor individuals and establish national leadership programs.
June 28, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the passage of the NSF for the Future Act in the House of Representatives.
June 25, 2021
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six universities as finalists for its ninth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.
June 16, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of a bill in the House and Senate that would double the maximum Pell Grant award and expand the program’s eligibility to Dreamers.
June 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. — In recognition of their extraordinary community engagement initiatives, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that four of its member universities have been selected as regional winners of the 2021 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Virginia Tech will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced in November.
June 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Enhancing financial assistance programs and confronting racial and socioeconomic inequities are critical to addressing college affordability and student debt challenges, according to research released today by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Powered by Publics initiative and TIAA Institute.
June 8, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act in the Senate.