From: A۰P۰L۰U Congressional and Governmental Affairs Staff
APLU State Relations Task Force and CGA ED Team,
In case you didn’t see the Inside Higher Ed article today (link), the student-age advocacy group, Young Invincibles, has a new campaign against the state disinvestment in higher education. The group give report cards to each state on their support of higher education and is attempting to organize students to advocate at the state level.
Young Invincibles Student Impact Project
Decades of state budget disinvestment from public higher education caused tuition hikes and skyrocketing student debt.
The Student Impact Project, an initiative of Young Invincibles, aims to equip students with the tools and resources to organize and advocate for state policies that support college access, affordability, and success.
Specifically, the project will:
Attached and online here is the updated and revised APLU FY2105 Appropriations Priorities chart. We will be sending links to the narrative documents for each appropriations bill to the CGA beginning of next week.
Attached is the final Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter that was sent yesterday evening to the House Science Committee, along with the COMPETES Act reauthorization Guiding Principles document. The letter includes 75 organizational sign-ons.
The Task Force on American Innovation sent the attached letter to Appropriations Committee leaders yesterday urging funding to enable real growth in “the research activities supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the Department of Defense basic and applied (6.1 and 6.2) research programs, NASA’s space science and technology programs and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Core Programs.”
For those who participated (and even those who were not able to attend) the CGA 2014 Winter Meeting, we now have featured on the CGA webpage, photo from the meeting, particularly the CGA Award to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and the CGA reception featuring products from our land-grant institutions. Enjoy! http://www.aplu.org/page.aspx?
Registration is now open for the 2014 APLU Annual Meeting, which will take place November 2-4, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL. Please note this year’s Annual Meeting is taking place earlier than normal. Click here to register.
Interested CGA and their delegations are invited to attend the following congressional briefing on Coastal Resiliency. Invitation also attached.
Senators Edward Markey, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill Nelson
Representatives Dan Lipinski and Bill Foster invite you to a briefing on:
Coastal Resiliency – The Convergence of Scientific Tools for Advancing Environmental Restoration and Economic Growth
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm
Capitol Visitor Center-SVC 212
*****Lunch will be provided*****
Dr. Margaret Davidson
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dr. Chris Neill
Director, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
Dr. Rick Stevens
Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences,
Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Felicia Coleman
Director, Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory
Dr. James Sanders
Director, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia
Please kindly RSVP to Michelle Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 21st. The Capitol Visitor Center requires an attendance list in advance.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
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