April 8, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today called on Congress to expand emergency coronavirus relief to support the nation’s public research universities in its phase-four coronavirus relief bill. APLU worked with other national higher education associations to determine sector-wide funding levels needed to support students, colleges and universities, and research activities. In a letter sent today to House and Senate leaders, APLU provided the public research universities perspective on why those funds are needed.
April 7, 2020
Washington, DC — The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the Association of American Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American Council on Education today called on Congress to approve $26 billion in emergency funding for the nation’s major federal research agencies to address an array of challenges due to COVID-19. In a letter sent to House and Senate leaders, the groups outlined, among other things, why funding was needed to support researchers working on projects that have been delayed due to the virus, to wind down and eventually ramp up research activities, and advance COVID-19 related research activity. The group also urged for increased regulatory flexibility related to research activities given the extraordinary circumstances research universities and others are facing. The full text of the letter from the groups is below:
April 1, 2020
APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement about the naming of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Acting NSF Director.
March 25, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Senate agreement on a third COVID-19 emergency supplemental bill.
March 23, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Allen v. Cooper.
March 20, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement calling on Congress to provide emergency funding to public universities to address and deal with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, APLU and other higher education and research groups outlined requests for emergency federal higher education and research funding.
February 18, 2020
Washington, DC -- APLU today formally submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education concerning its proposed rule on campus free speech. In a letter to Secretary DeVos, APLU President Peter McPherson detailed a series of concerns with the proposed rule.
February 11, 2020
Washington, DC – APLU's Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement Sheila Martin testified before the House Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development Hearing today on “The Innovation Pipeline: from Universities to Small Businesses.” Martin's remarks explained how universities fuel small business innovation. The following are the prepared remarks she delivered before the committee.
February 10, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.
February 6, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) today announced they received a $670,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to pilot a Data Literacy Institute aimed at helping APLU member campuses better use data to increase student success. A network of twelve public universities working collaboratively as part of APLU’s Powered by Publics initiative will pilot the Data Literacy Institute with cross-departmental teams on each of their campuses. The project will help advance APLU and AIR’s longstanding commitment to promoting the use of data to improve retention and completion.