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  • APLU Statement on Release of House & Senate Higher Education Act Reauthorization Proposals

    June 25, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the unveiling of House and Senate proposals to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) authored the Senate bill and House Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) is leading the House effort.

  • Council on Engagement & Outreach Creates Engagement Toolkit

    June 10, 2014—Does your job description include working within the community? Are you supervising new faculty involved in the scholarship of engagement? APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach has an engagement toolkit www.engagementtoolkit.org with the following objectives:

  • APLU Statement on White House & Congressional Efforts to Ease Student Debt

    June 9, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Obama‘s new efforts to ease student debt and a Senate bill that would allow for the reduction of rates on existing loans.

  • APLU Statement on House Panel’s Approval of FIRST Act

    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 […]

  • Four APLU Universities Selected as Finalists for 2014 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award

    Will compete for $20,000 prize presented during APLU Annual Meeting

  • Cooperative Extension Holds Centennial Convocation

    May 14, 2014—Cooperative Extension held a Centennial Convocation May 8 to celebrate its 100-year heritage and look to the future. The primary focus was on Extension’s contemporary efforts and launching the next 100 years of educational programming that transforms behavior of individuals, families, youth, farmers, communities and businesses.

  • APLU Endorses U.S.-French Transatlantic Friendship and Student Mobility Initiative

    May 14, 2014—The U.S. Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a joint declaration launching “The Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative”, which aims to double the number of U.S. students going to France and the number of French students coming to the U.S. by 2025. APLU was involved in the […]

  • APLU Announces 15th Annual CADE Distinguished Service Awards

    May 14, 2014—APLU today announced the opening of the application period for its 15th annual Commission on Access, Diversity & Excellence (CADE) Distinguished Service Award. All APLU institutions are eligible to apply.

  • Essay: Congratulations! Cooperative Extension at 100

    As you know, this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people. For a century Cooperative Extension has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs.

  • APLU Statement on Confirmation of Ted Mitchell as U.S. Under Secretary of Education

    May 8, 2014– Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Ted Mitchell as U.S. Under Secretary of Education.

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