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December 18, 2018
Washington, DC – Despite significant gains in recent years, not enough African American and Hispanic students are earning engineering degrees in the United States to fill the growing demand for high tech workers, according to a new report released today from APLU. The publication, which pulled data from the 2010-11 to 2015-16 academic years, is unique in its approach to examine trends in engineering degrees by subdiscipline, race, gender, and degree level on the national and institutional level.
December 6, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the growing incidences of anti-Semitic activity on college campuses.
November 16, 2018
APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations for Title IX and campus sexual assault.
November 12, 2018
New Orleans, LA – Working with 130 public universities and systems, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today unveiled at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana a massive new effort to increase college access, close the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions that concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.
September 24, 2018
Washington, DC — Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award and Ronald Cox, Jr. from Oklahoma State University will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on November 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana during APLU’s 131st Annual Meeting.
September 6, 2018
Project Seeks to Attract & Enable More Underrepresented Students to Succeed in STEM Fields
September 5, 2018
Washington – In recognition that today marks one year since the Department of Justice announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, APLU President Peter McPherson sent a letter to congressional leadership to reiterate APLU’s call for swift action to protect Dreamers.
August 27, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of American Universities, AUTM, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement on the SUCCESS Act.
July 3, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s announcement that it will rescind guidance to colleges and universities on the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions.
March 23, 2018
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and other higher education groups today issued a joint statement in support of the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559), which was introduced earlier this month in the Senate.