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September 17, 2019
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of Central Florida, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Rhode Island as finalists for its 2019 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.
September 17, 2019
Washington – APLU President Peter McPherson tonight released the following statement regarding House passage of the FUTURE Act.
September 16, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Democratic and Republicans leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives urging that the chamber approve the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act this week. That bill would continue critical funding for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that is set to otherwise expire.
September 3, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim, urging that the U.S. Department of Justice block the proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. McPherson warned that, if allowed, the merger would likely lead to increased textbook costs for students and would stifle innovation and competition within the industry.
August 27, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the College Board’s new Landscape resource.