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AAU is a source of information for the news media, policymakers, and the public on a broad range of policy issues related to university research, higher education, and research universities.

This section contains AAU news releases, articles and op-eds, newsletters, and reports. It also lists contact information for the AAU communications staff.

AAU Press Releases

This page is home to AAU press releases since 2015, with the most recent first.


This page features commentary and op-eds by AAU leaders, university presidents, and other national and international leaders about research university issues.


This page features AAU’s Weekly Wrap-up, a summary of national developments relevant to research universities.

AAU in the News

This page features articles on topics of interest that mention AAU or AAU members.

Mary Sue's Desk

Mary Sue's Desk includes blog posts and speeches from AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on topics that are important to higher education and the nation.

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