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AAU prepared FAQs that address federal policy questions that the COVID-19 pandemic raises for research universities.
President Mary Sue Coleman released a statement to support the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act,” which would authorize approximately $26 billion to support the nation’s research workforce and offset costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAU, on Monday joined NACUBO, and other organizations to submit comments to the IRS in response to its April 24 notice of proposed rulemaking related to the implementation of a new “basketing” rule added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
AAU joined ACE and other higher education organizations to submit comments about the Main Street Lending program and underscore the importance of expanding the program to nonprofit private and public colleges and universities.
This memorandum to federal policymakers represents a compilation of responses received from AAU Senior Research Officers concerning the need to extend regulatory flexibilities granted to federal research agencies and to universities by the Office of Management in Budget in response to issues arising for the conduct of research resulting from COVID-19.
AAU has prepared a summary of the June 4 Senate HELP Committee held a hearing titled “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely,” which focused on whether and how universities will reopen in the fall, their testing, tracing, distancing, and athletics plans, and the financial impact of these plans.
AAU, EDUCASE, and 27 other associations today sent letters to House and Senate leaders urging them to address the needs of college and university students as they work to address issues with student broadband access and improve the nation’s broadband infrastructure.
A report summarizing the information and key themes from the virtual meeting of the AAU STEM Initiative campus liaisons on May 1, 2020.
AAU joined ACE and 42 other higher education organizations on a letter to Senate leaders to urge them to “make public and private nonprofit colleges and universities eligible for the paid sick and family leave refundable tax credit created in the ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’ (FFCRA).”
AAU, together with ACE and other higher education organizations, sent a letter to Senate leaders requesting them to address issues related to the Labor Department’s recent guidance on implementing emergency unemployment relief provisions in the CARES Act.