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APLU In The News: March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021
Facilities at many schools of agriculture are in desperate need of repair, according to a study from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released Thursday. Schools of agriculture that are authorized for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture need a combined $11.5 billion in repairs and renovations to their buildings and supporting facilities.
March 5, 2021
In nominating James Kvaal to be under secretary of education -- the nation’s top official on policies affecting colleges and universities -- the Biden administration has selected a longtime education policy expert who has focused on increasing access for low-income and other underrepresented students.
March 5, 2021
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act to authorize nearly $25 billion in support to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.
March 5, 2021
Fresh off a $23 billion round of federal stimulus — on top of the roughly $14 billion already received last spring — higher ed's lobbyists are back for more, some $97 billion more to be precise. That's the latest dollar request to come from colleges and universities desperate for more financial backing as they weather the coronavirus pandemic.