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September 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg.
September 9, 2020
Washington, DC - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a final rule on “free inquiry and religious liberty.”
September 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six universities as finalists for its eighth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards.
August 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
August 19, 2020
Washington, D.C.— Twelve exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution-level. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across an institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. Now in its fifth year, a total of 39 institutions have received the designation, including this year’s class.
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.