* On the fence about DeVos. In committee vote on nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary, two Republican senators withhold full endorsement of the Michigan school choice activist, signaling possible trouble for her on the Senate floor. – Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2jXiRgx

* More than 200 colleges have given the U.S. Department of Education notice that they will appeal gainful employment ratings that found their programs to be failing or close to failing. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2jCYTnP

* N.Y. Attorney General settles lawsuit with DeVry. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2kqOoZb

* Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has been asked by President Trump to head up a new task force on higher-ed policy. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2jA4Z8m

* Community colleges are wary of the governor’s free tuition plan, The Buffalo News’ Jay Tokasz reports: http://bit.ly/2k6B9Kq

* Team Cuomo responds to criticism of its free tuition proposal. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: http://bit.ly/2k6odEz

* Policy experts anticipate changes to the federal student aid program. US News & World Report writes: http://bit.ly/2jV1LNB

* Parents are flocking to college campuses as a college degree becomes increasingly necessary to secure a good job in today’s labor market. Market Watch reports: http://on.mktw.net/2jkVDSy

* Five alternative facts in higher education. Ecampus News writes: http://bit.ly/2kyx1mD

* Ed Central reports on the consequences of coding errors: http://bit.ly/2kMuWCw    


* A recent LIM College study shows millennials have a low preference for branded items. WWD reports: http://bit.ly/2kVHbNp

* New York culinary institute at Monroe College ranked in Top 20 Best Culinary Schools. The Talk of the Sound reports: http://bit.ly/2kVDvuQ

* A LIM College student receives a fashion industry scholarship. The Newtown Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/2ks6vNY

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* APC’s Legislative Advocacy Day will be held on February 27 and 28 in Albany. Please contact Donna Gurnett @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org for more information.