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October 28, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and policy analysis to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott in which he notes APLU’s support for key parts of the College Affordability Act while expressing serious concerns for other parts of the bill.
September 17, 2019
Washington – APLU President Peter McPherson tonight released the following statement regarding House passage of the FUTURE Act.
September 3, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim, urging that the U.S. Department of Justice block the proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. McPherson warned that, if allowed, the merger would likely lead to increased textbook costs for students and would stifle innovation and competition within the industry.
July 3, 2019
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, and all the members of the 31st Alaska State Legislature urging them to override the line-item veto that would exact massive cuts to Alaska’s state universities.
May 14, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to reject the administration’s revised budget request, which would rescind $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant reserve to, in part, fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).