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July 23, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, which Senators Markey, Tillis, Gardner, and Peters introduced today. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced companion legislation in the House last month.
July 21, 2020
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 second cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The leadership program aims to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. The IAspire Leadership Academy is part of Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative, led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Georgia.
June 24, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, which Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced today.
June 22, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) President Peter McPherson issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s proclamation on nonimmigrant visas.
June 18, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement applauding the Senate confirmation of Sethuraman Panchanathan as Director of the National Science Foundation.
June 16, 2020
Washington, DC – The Aspire Alliance today released a new brief outlining steps institutions can take and the culture they can create to boost faculty diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines on their campuses. The Aspire Alliance, which the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and University of Wisconsin-Madison co-lead, is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative working to advance a diverse and inclusive STEM faculty through collaborative efforts at institutional, regional, and national levels.
June 11, 2020
Washington, DC – A new report and accompanying guidebook from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) released today finds that far too many individuals from underrepresented backgrounds stop pursuing STEM faculty positions at critical junctures along the varied and complex pathways to the professoriate.
May 27, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Endless Frontiers Act.
May 7, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement applauding the Internal Revenue Service’s determination that emergency grant aid provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security is not taxable.
April 1, 2020
APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement about the naming of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Acting NSF Director.