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December 5, 2017
Washington, DC – As the House and Senate move toward a conference committee to reconcile differences in their versions of the tax legislation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Ranking Member Richard Neal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden. The letter details key provisions public research universities believe should be protected in the final version of the legislation to help make college more accessible and affordable and to promote the nation’s economic prosperity.
December 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Higher Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
November 13, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2018 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 130th Annual Meeting, University System of Maryland Chancellor Bob Caret became Chair of the Board, taking over for University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for APLU’s work and is charged with setting membership and governing policies for the association. Board members work to make public institutions of higher education more effective in delivering high quality and affordable higher education alongside cutting-edge research and robust community and economic engagement.
November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson yesterday wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden detailing strong concerns that public research universities have with provisions in the version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup this week. The letter, which was also sent to each House and Senate office, notes that those provisions would ultimately impact the services students receive and tuition they pay, and impede efforts to develop the highly-skilled workforce needed to propel our nation’s economy forward.
November 2, 2017
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, introduced today by U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX).
September 7, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s announcement that the Department of Education will seek public comment and initiate rulemaking on Title IX and campus sexual assault.
September 5, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.
September 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressing strong support for swift congressional action that would, at a minimum, codify the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy into law.
May 16, 2017
Washington, DC - Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – Following up on their call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that charges Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. risks falling behind other nations that are doubling down on investments in research, science, education, and other innovation-related policies.