Veterans Spotlight:

BERKELEY COLLEGE HONORS VETERANS: Student-Veterans Learn and Transition to Successful Careers

With more than 440 military students and veterans enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online® in the fall 2017 semester, Berkeley College helps many student-veterans transition to successful careers in their civilian lives. http://snip.ly/7kaff

If you have a Veterans program you would like to share, please contact Deborah Fasser dfasser@corningplace.com or Donna Stelling-Gurnett dgurnett@apc-colleges.org.


* Cuomo administration criticizes CICU report on enrollment. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/9v275

* US News and World Report – DeVos calls for ‘Major Shift’ in higher education, calling for a renewed focus on apprenticeship programs. US News and World Report writes: http://snip.ly/uu3a3

* CICU Report: Excelsior scholarship may be hurting private college enrollment. Politico NY writes: http://snip.ly/cbzh5

* The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has unveiled four transfer pathways to better help students transition within any of the system’s 30 two-year institutions and seven public universities. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/8joy8

* Gainful-employment negotiators named. Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College named as alternate. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/5l1kf

* Talks begin to rewrite borrower defense rules, protecting students from fraud. CBS News reports: http://snip.ly/lmoxc

* First, it was about access. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness. EdSurge reports on how discussions in higher-education reform are shifting toward educational well-being: http://snip.ly/8dk8l

* Home for the Holidays: How a winter term could drive persistence and completion. The Evolllution writes: http://snip.ly/qyrll

* As DACA winds down, DREAMers turn toward different futures. NPR Ed reports: http://snip.ly/2ai88

* Jeffrey J. Selingo, former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education and a trustee of Ithaca College writes in The Washington Post that the success of a few colleges has made all of higher education a large target in the GOP tax plans that are making their way through the legislative process on Capitol Hill: http://snip.ly/51tis

* Urban Institute Expert Sandy Baum writes that the federal focus should remain on college access and attainment, not on making tuition “free”: http://snip.ly/z0jcm


* Model, Elliott Sailors, speaks at LIM College Student Leadership Conference about the mistreatment of models. WWD reports: http://snip.ly/tepnp

* The College of Westchester’s “Holiday for Hero’s food drive to benefit local veterans a success: http://snip.ly/kkt0p