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APLU In The News: September 2019

September 25, 2019
When Chuan He was first invited to start up a lab at Peking University in 2008, the first thing he did was notify his US employer—he’s a chemistry professor at the University of Chicago—of his plans. He’s been working part-time in China ever since, making sure he follows the rules so everyone knows about his international collaborations.
September 23, 2019
There is something economists call the college earnings premium – the amount of money college graduates earn in excess of people with high school diplomas. It amounts to about $32,000 more a year, according to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and that gap widens every year. Of course, a higher paycheck isn’t the only reason students pursue higher education.
September 19, 2019
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has announced three finalists for its 2019 Degree Completion Award, an annual recognition program that identifies higher ed institutions that "employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality." The finalists — the University of Central Florida, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Rhode Island — were selected by a panel of reviewers, with the final award winner to be announced at the APLU Annual Meeting in November
September 17, 2019
After months of outcry over whether the United States government is unfairly targeting foreign-born researchers over purported security breaches, President Donald Trump’s science adviser is launching an effort to strengthen national policies on research security.
September 4, 2019
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities yesterday published a letter to the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, urging that it block the proposed merger of publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. “The textbook market is already highly concentrated, which has helped fuel cost increases far exceeding the overall rate of inflation for several decades. Increased consolidation will further reduce competition, disincentivize innovation, and raise prices for students,” wrote Peter McPherson, president of the APLU, in the letter.
September 3, 2019
In recent years, federal intelligence, security and science agencies and Congress have expressed concerns regarding theft of intellectual property, breaches in scientific integrity, cyberattacks, the participation of academic researchers in foreign talent recruitment programs and other forms of foreign interference relating to research performed at American universities.