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August 19, 2019
Washington, DC – Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) today announced the inaugural cohort of fellows in its new IAspire Leadership Academy. The leadership program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
July 23, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation endorsing the nomination of Michael Kratsios as Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer. McPherson encouraged the committee to advance Kratsios’s nomination and for the full Senate to confirm him. The committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Kratsios tomorrow.
July 10, 2019
Washington, DC - The Association of Public and Land-grant University, Association of American Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of University Technology Managers, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
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.
June 5, 2019
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it would no longer fund research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving the use of fetal tissue: