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  • Higher Ed Dive

    Report: Public research universities spent 70% of federal pandemic relief

    Public research universities spent almost $14.5 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding by the end of 2021, totaling about 70% of the amount they received, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

  • Chemical & Engineering News

    International research collaborations will face continued scrutiny in the US

    National security concerns about US research increased under President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Its anti-China stance led to restrictions on international collaborations and even prosecutions of academic researchers, often for failure to report Chinese funding.

  • Science Magazine

    White House calls for consistent rules for disclosing foreign research funding

    President Joe Biden’s administration last week ordered federal agencies to draft uniform policies describing the outside sources of funding that scientists must disclose when they apply for federal grants, and the penalties for failing to do so. Research groups welcome the directive, but wish it had also specified what kinds of foreign collaborations might get […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    How to Tackle Inequity in Higher Education Head-On

    The pandemic has illuminated the challenges facing college students who are low income, first in their family to attend or a member of a racially minoritized group. From affordability to improving the learning environment to supporting students outside the classroom, the long-standing issues facing such students have been magnified. It’s not just hard to afford […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    APLU President to Retire Next Fall

    Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, will retire in September 2022 after more than 16 years in the role. McPherson said he’s leaving his post to spend more time with his family and to devote more time to projects and causes that are important to him. He plans to stay […]

  • Diverse Education

    Following a Distinguished Career, APLU President Peter McPherson Will Retire in September 2022

    After more than 16 years as president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) — the nation’s oldest higher education association — Peter McPherson has announced plans to retire in September 2022.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Groups Make Final Push for Kvaal Confirmation

    Over a dozen higher education associations and organizations sent a letter to members of Congress Friday, once again urging senators to vote in favor of James Kvaal to serve as under secretary of education ahead of the first vote on his nomination happening today.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    How Serious Are Top Colleges About Enrolling Low-Income Students?

    Powered by Publics is a multifaceted effort begun in 2019 by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of new college graduates by reducing gaps in completion rates by race, ethnicity, income, and first-generation status. As part of that project, APLU is tracking not only enrollments of Pell-eligible students at […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Building a Campaign to Double Pell

    The Double Pell Alliance launched its #DoublePell campaign and website in early July, but its work is only beginning. This fall, once college students return to campuses and Congress returns to Washington after its August recess, the alliance is going to ramp up its efforts to get the maximum Pell Grant award doubled by the […]

  • Inside Higher Ed

    ‘A Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education’

    The U.S. Departments of Education and State issued a joint statement of principles Monday articulating “a renewed U.S. commitment to international education.” The agencies committed to “participate in a coordinated national approach to international education, including study in the United States by international students, researchers and scholars; study abroad for Americans; international research collaboration; and […]

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