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  • Statement by Peter McPherson, President of APLU and Juliette Bell, Chair of the Council of the 1890 Universities and President of University of Maryland, Eastern Shore on the Passing of HBCU Champion, Dr. George Cooper

    On behalf of the Council of the 1890 Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), we express our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). An esteemed champion for HBCUs, Dr. Cooper demonstrated tireless efforts in […]

  • APLU Statement on Obama Administration’s New Steps to Increase College Transparency

    Washington, D.C. – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s announcement that it’s shifting away from a proposed college ratings system and will instead develop a new set of transparency tools to help students and their families, policymakers, and the general public better understand […]

  • Looking Beyond 125 Years: USDA & 1890 Universities Renew Memorandum of Understanding

    One hundred twenty-five years after the signing of the second Morrill Act led to the creation of 19 historically black land-grant colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Council of 1890 Universities today renewed their memorandum of understanding for an additional five years. The MOU reaffirms, engages, and sustains the partnership between […]

  • APLU Announce Winners of the 1890 University Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards

    APLU’s Council of 1890 Universities today named the 2014 recipients of the 1890 Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards. Now in its second year, the annual honor highlights exemplary achievements at 1890 land-grant institutions by recognizing advances in teaching, research and innovation on 1890 university campuses and encourages further advancement and development in areas of critical […]

  • APLU Announces Inaugural Cohort for the HBCU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaborative

    15 HBCU Teams Chosen to Lead the Implementation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Their Respective Campuses

  • APLU Names Recipients of 1890 Land-grant University Awards

    Delaware State University Honored as the 1890 Land-grant Institution of the Year. Two Reports on HBCUs also Released

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