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June 9, 2020
More than 11,000 Employers, Faculty, Alumni, & Students Were Part of the Survey Examining 11 Critical Growth Areas for Students Today
May 27, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Endless Frontiers Act.
May 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education faculty nationwide to move their instruction online with limited preparation or guidance. A newly released playbook helps faculty navigate this pedagogical shift while maintaining focus on student success.
May 15, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act in the House of Representatives.
May 7, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement applauding the Internal Revenue Service’s determination that emergency grant aid provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security is not taxable.
May 6, 2020
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a final rule on Title IX and campus sexual misconduct.
May 4, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement applauding the termination of the proposed merger of McGraw-Hill and Cengage.
April 16, 2020
Washington, DC — The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities this week joined five other presidential national higher education associations in issuing the following guidance to their member institutions that outlines suggested principles for accepting the transfer of credits, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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: