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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.
February 12, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal.
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.
February 27, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s congressional convening of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Capitol Hill. The association’s membership includes 23 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), of which 21 are land-grant institutions (19 under the 1890 Morrill Act, two under the 1862 Morrill Act).
June 27, 2016
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing effort to promote access, student success and degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) hosted and convened the 2016 HBCU Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on June 15 - 17. The theme for this year's meeting was I3 Matters: (De) coding Student Success using Non-cognitive Factors in Institutional, Inter-relational, and Individual Affairs. APLU’s Office for Access & Success and the APLU Council of 1890 Universities led the planning of the meeting.
May 19, 2016
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. Eugene L. Anderson has been named as its new Vice President for the Office of Access and Success. Dr. Anderson will support the work of the Council of 1890 Universities, the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE) and contribute to or lead a wide array of APLU projects and initiatives focused on expanding access and increasing degree completion. He will officially join the APLU staff in August, but will be involved in several meetings and activities prior to that.
November 19, 2015
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Council of 1890 Universities this week named the 2015 recipients of its 1890 Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards. Now in its third year, the annual honors recognize advances in teaching, research and innovation on 1890 university campuses and encourage further advancement and development in areas of critical importance. The awards were presented during a special reception at the 128th APLU Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
November 15, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named 19 recipients of its inaugural 1890 Universities Career Exemplar Awards. The recipients, distinguished alumni representing each of the 19 historically black land-grant universities, have achieved excellence in navigating their career pathway and providing mentorship to other traditionally underrepresented students pursuing similar career pathways. The awardees were nominated by their alma maters and evaluated on their commitment to institution, individual achievement, civic engagement and impact in providing access, opportunities and mentorship to current students and new alumni. The recipients were honored at APLU’s Annual Meeting now underway in Indianapolis, IN.
August 6, 2015
Washington, DC — The United States Senate passed a resolution this week designating August 30, 2015 as “1890 Land-Grant Institutions Quasquicentennial Recognition Day.” The resolution, which Senator John Boozman (R-AK) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led, recognizes the legacy of the Morrill Act of 1890, which helped establish public universities accessible to African Americans in states that had previously excluded them. The resolution notes the contributions 1890 Universities have made in developing agricultural leaders and urges the Department of Agriculture to “remain committed to supporting the goals of the Second Morrill Act.”
July 21, 2015
On behalf of the Council of the 1890 Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), we express our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). An esteemed champion for HBCUs, Dr. Cooper demonstrated tireless efforts in student success, funding allocations, federal government partnerships, and related endeavors to advance the mission of HBCUs and the constituents served.