* Study: On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2pirJyb

* Report finds that the majority of US students ‘overspend’ on going to college. Times Higher Education gives an account: http://bit.ly/2pendRe

* Liberal arts colleges, in fight for survival, focus on job skills. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2qeCS2n

* A-Pell-and-a-Half is enough. New America writes: http://bit.ly/2pavJ3R

* Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2oHW5cw

* The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings; its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2oHkNZJ

* SUNY makes Kristina Johnson, an engineer, its chancellor. The New York Times reports:  http://nyti.ms/2plAyJK

* As May 1st nears, N.Y.’s free-tuition plan sows confusion about what private colleges can offer. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2pwHqEN

* Former Ivy Tech, ITT execs form firm. The Indiana Business Journal reports: http://bit.ly/2q1YUGo

* Federal figures show the success rate for veterans at some colleges is very low. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2pXMySn

* College may be cheaper than you think, writes New York Times Op-ed Columnist David Leonhardt: http://nyti.ms/2onJF9q


* The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation successfully hosted its 9th annual Scholarship Fundraiser, honoring 14 scholarship recipients. For more information about visit www.cw.edu/cwcf-scholarship

* Author and television broadcaster Steve Adubato recently met the newest member of the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA) – Skyla, a 2-year-old rescue dog. Watch One-on-One here: http://bit.ly/2pisveH

* LIM College faculty member, Amanda Hallay, speaks with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) about United Airlines’ other recent controversy, leggings: http://bit.ly/2pinDYT

* Berkeley College Foundation, Inc., has appointed John Phillips, CEO & Co-Founder, UltraMEND, Inc., as Chair of the Board, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Berkeley College, as Executive Director. For more information visit http://berkeleycollegefoundation.org/

* LIM College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michael Londrigan, deliberates how retail spaces are evolving, given the competition from online shopping. Asbury Park Press reports: http://bit.ly/2oHjee8

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