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  • APLU Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Michigan Affirmative Action Case

    April 22, 2014—President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

  • APLU Statement on Nomination of Dr. William “Bro” Adams as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

    April 10, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Dr. William “Bro” Adams as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • APLU Urges House Panel to Improve FIRST Act to Better Meet U.S. Research Needs, Close the Innovation Deficit

    Association Wants to Work with Committee to Address Concerns Over Funding, New Regulations & Public Access

  • APLU President McPherson’s Statement on Dedication of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue in U.S. Capitol

    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 […]

  • Nine Major Higher Ed Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure as Effort Builds to More Accurately Track Graduation Rates at Colleges

    Student Achievement Measure (SAM) Provides a More Comprehensive Way to Measure Student Progress & Degree Completion at Individual Institutions than Federal Rate

  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Statement on President Obama’s FY2015 Budget Proposal

    March 4, 2014– APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.

  • Fourteen Business, Higher Education, Scientific Organizations Launch Creative Video Urging Congress to Close the Innovation Deficit by Supporting Federal Investments in Research

    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.

  • APLU Presents Alternative to Ratings Plan at Dept. of Ed Symposium

    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.

  • 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

  • Farm Bill Produces Major Victories for Public Research Universities

    February 7, 2014—After literally years of effort, the Senate and House finally approved a new five-year Farm Bill that President Obama today signed into law. Most of APLU’s Farm Bill priorities were incorporated within Title VII (Research & Extension) or other portions of the bill.

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