July 24, 2014–APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the expected introduction this afternoon of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA), Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. The legislation would largely safeguard funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from severe budget cuts in Washington, including sequestration.
May 29, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson issued the following statement regarding the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s passage of the Frontiers in Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Act. Two months ago, McPherson wrote to the committee’s chairman, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), urging him to strengthen the bill to better meet the country’s scientific […]
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March 25, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson released the following statement on the dedication of a statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in the U.S. Capitol Building. McPherson attended today’s dedication ceremony on what would have been Borlaug’s 100th birthday. Borlaug’s agricultural research is largely credited with saving the lives of more than a billion people […]
March 4, 2014– APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.
With President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal due next week and the appropriations season starting on Capitol Hill, a coalition of 14 business, higher education, and scientific organizations launched a creative video that urges Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit with strong federal investments in research and higher education.
February 12, 2014—APLU’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Christine Keller served as an expert panelist at the U.S. Department of Education’s Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) on February 6, which explored the technical aspects of developing President Obama’s proposed college ratings system.
December 10, 2013—Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson tonight issued the following statement regarding the House-Senate budget deal for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 announced this evening.
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