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June 24, 2020
Washington, DC –The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a new report called “How COVID Changed Everything and Nothing at All” in Higher Education. The report, which was developed in partnership with Blue Moon Consulting Group, a boutique higher ed crisis management consultancy, and SimpsonScarborough, a leading research and marketing firm focused on higher education is based on quantitative and qualitative research the association conducted of its members in late 2019 and early 2020, prior to the pandemic.
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.
November 11, 2019
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2020 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 132nd Annual Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones became Chair of the Board, taking over for The Ohio State University President Michael Drake.
May 8, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ bill that increases funding for student aid and biomedical research.
December 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released a statement about the impending partial government shutdown that will go into place at midnight unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement.
November 12, 2018
New Orleans, LA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2019 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 131st Annual Meeting, Ohio State University President Michael Drake became Chair of the Board, taking over for University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret.
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.
June 13, 2018
Washington, DC – Continuing their call for Congress and the administration to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and research universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that details why Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, particularly recent funding boosts for research, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. continues to risks falling behind other nations that are urgently advancing conditions to foster growth in research, science, education, and other innovation overall.
May 2, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the launch of the 2018 #CountAllStudents campaign (www.countallstudents.org) and the need for Congress to lift the federal ban on student-level data.
March 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill agreement.