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  • National Study on University Admissions in the Health Professions to be Released September 30

    First nationwide study to examine the impact of holistic review across multiple health professions

  • Golden Goose Award to be given to Groundbreaking Researchers Next Week

    The third annual Golden Goose Award Ceremony will take place on September 18, 2014 on Capitol Hill. Individual or teams of scientists will be awarded the GGA in front of their peers in the scientific community, Members of Congress and their staff, and members of the scientific advocacy and policy community in Washington, DC.

  • APLU Statement on Senate Introduction of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014

    APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2014 in the Senate:

  • Closing the Innovation Deficit One Year Later: Some Progress But Much More Needed

    One year after they launched a campaign to urge Congress and the President to close the nation’s innovation deficit, a group of prominent university, scientific, and business organizations today renewed their call for increased federal investments in research to build a strong long-term economy, improve medical treatments, and strengthen national security.

  • APLU Statement on Introduction of Senate Legislation to Boost Biomedical Research; Safeguard it from Washington’s Budget Battles

    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.

  • APLU Statement on Federal Appeals Court’s Decision to Uphold University of Texas at Austin’s Admissions Policy

    July 16, 2014–Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policy:

  • APLU Honors Three Higher Education Leaders With International Service Award

    July 14, 2014–Amit Chakma of Western University; Krishnaswami Srihari of Binghamton University; and Robin Reid of Colorado State University are the 2014 recipients of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards. Sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the annual awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to international education at […]

  • Higher Education, Library Groups Release Net Neutrality Principles

    July 10, 2014—Higher education and library organizations, representing thousands of colleges, universities, and libraries nationwide, including APLU, released a joint set of Net Neutrality Principles they recommend form the basis of an upcoming Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to protect the openness of the Internet. The groups believe network neutrality protections are essential to protecting […]

  • APLU Announces Designation of 14 Institutions as Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities

    July 10, 2014 — In recognition of a strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today designated 14 public institutions as Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety […]

  • APLU and USU Select Seven Urban Research Universities for Innovative Pilot Grant that Seeks to Advance Transformational Change within Public Higher Ed

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-Sponsored Grant Will Award Each Institution $225k to Develop and Test Ways to Increase Access, Improve Success Rates, & Find Greater Cost Efficiencies

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