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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.
January 29, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Securing American Leadership in Science and Technology (SALSTA) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, which House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas introduced in the House.
January 16, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson this week sent the following letter to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions urging that they advance the nomination and help the full U.S. Senate confirm Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan as Director of the National Science Foundation.