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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • National Journal

    Advocates warn R+D surge imperiled by low appropriation targets

    The massive increase in R&D funding authorized by both houses of Congress last week faces a foe that’s hobbled many an ambitious legislative agenda: House appropriators.

  • The Hill

    Five key parts of the Senate’s sweeping China competitiveness bill

    The Senate is poised to approve bipartisan legislation Tuesday afternoon that would invest billions to put the U.S. on more even footing with China on a range of emerging technology issues, including addressing the semiconductor shortage and funding critical research.

  • NSF to get more money and a new directorate

    The US National Science Foundation appears set to receive a large funding increase and a new technology directorate in the near future—although just how much money will be involved remains to be worked out among the House of Representatives, Senate, and White House.

  • The New York Times

    Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

    An expansive bill that would pour $120 billion into jump-starting scientific innovation by strengthening research into cutting-edge technologies is barreling through the Senate, amid a rising sense of urgency in Congress to bolster the United States’ ability to compete with China.

  • Bloomberg

    Schumer, GOP to Test Bipartisan Possibilities With China Bill

    An effort in the Senate to ramp up federal support for U.S. research and development in the aim of better competing with China heads toward an initial vote on Wednesday, posing a test of lawmakers’ ability to bridge sharp partisan differences across most of the congressional agenda.

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