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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.
January 9, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement about the loss of students, faculty, and alumni of Canadian universities who were killed in the airline tragedy in Iran on Wednesday.
January 9, 2020
Washington – Building on its work to drive student-centered change across higher education, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the association has been awarded a two-year, $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to spur university transformation at member institutions.
December 20, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to the Office of Management and Budget, urging the agency to reject the Department of Education’s request for a truncated public comment period on new foreign gift disclosure reporting processes.
December 19, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Sethuraman Panchanathan as Director of the National Science Foundation.
December 17, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding a bipartisan agreement on a Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package.
December 11, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced they received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a set of guidelines to help universities as they develop and implement policies, practices, and procedures to ensure public access to federally funded research data.