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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.
December 1, 2017
Washington, DC – BPC Action today convened a broad spectrum of organizations to rally support for a permanent, bipartisan solution for immigrants impacted by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Failure to act on legislation before the end of the year will continue to push thousands of individuals out of our workforce and academic institutions, and ultimately harm the U.S. economy. Now is the time for Republicans and Democrats to come together and negotiate a real, actionable solution.
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.
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.
August 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement strongly condemning hate groups, including those that target public university campuses.
August 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement expressing deep concerns about reports in The New York Times and Washington Post that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to pursue that would undermine schools' ability to use race-conscious admissions practices.
June 26, 2017
Washington, DC – In an effort to help diversify the nation’s health workforce and address persistent gaps in health equity, Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of the Health workforce) launched an initiative on Monday, June 26 to help universities design and track evidence-based approaches aimed at building a more diverse and culturally competent health care workforce that better serves communities in need. Urban Universities for HEALTH is a joint initiative of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities that is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
June 5, 2017
Washington, DC — Recognizing the valuable but often overlooked role that community organizations play in partnering with universities to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to 12 public universities to scale-up emerging partnerships the institutions have undertaken with community stakeholders. The awards, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, support innovative approaches that link student success with an institution’s community engagement.