APC’s ICYMI for the Week of March 1, 2017

APC Student Advocacy Day

More than 70 APC students, faculty and administrators visited Albany yesterday to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), making it available to more New York students.

Five Towns College’s student Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra performed to show support for TAP.  (Photo #1)

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan addressed the student musicians. (Photo #2)

 What’s more, News 10-WTEN ABC / WXXA Fox News 23 interviewed APC’s Donna Gurnett about this year’s legislative agenda!

 Please check APC’s website in the coming days for additional event photos.


* According to a new report, black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22-percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2ly83U8

* The Hechinger Report takes a look at where black college students do best, and worst: http://bit.ly/2mKHpbb

* The Education Department needs to better monitor colleges’ finances to prevent another costly fiasco like the 2014 collapse of Corinthian Colleges, says the agency’s Office of Inspector General. Inside Higher Ed’s Paul Fain writes: http://bit.ly/2lqUQMo

* Paul Ryan expresses support for year-round Pell. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2lTRvZJ

* A bitter fight begins over an Obama education legacy. Bloomberg News reports: http://bloom.bg/2mBbqLa

* Meredith Twombly, dean of Enrollment and Retention, Hampshire College writes about the metrics that matter in the publication Evolllution: http://bit.ly/2mdOX9s

* What does it really take to build a flourishing online learning program? eCampus News reports: http://bit.ly/2l84ckw

* N.Y. Republicans counter free public college plan, Inside Higher Ed reports:  http://bit.ly/2lWWpmO

* Governor Cuomo is proposing free college tuition, but are his plan’s rules too strict? Chalkbeat writes: http://bit.ly/2lzJ4AK


* Berkeley College President, Michael J. Smith, is featured in an article in NJBIZ, where he discusses new ways the college is telling its story and connecting with students. http://bit.ly/2lYiweM 

* ‘Modernity at Its Best’: Berkeley College fashion professor recalls influence of nylon. USA Today reports: http://bit.ly/2mtKqQT

*LIM College students awarded Underfashion Club scholarships worth $5,000 toward college tuition. The Morning Call: http://bit.ly/2mFsIXt and the News Chief report: http://bit.ly/2mFHcqo

 *Michael Spencer, vice president of Commercial Lending at TD Bank, will address students at The College of Westchester (CW) as part of the college’s Black History Month celebrations. More information can be found on CW’s Facebook page.

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