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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

* Many are haunted by student debt, past the age of 50. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2lQyuUZ

* Will data error threaten for-profit regulation? For-profit-college advocates cite Obama administration data goof on loan repayment rates as justification for revisiting borrower-defense and gainful-employment rules. Marc Jerome, president of Monroe College, is quoted. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2lQ9VYe

* Assembly Republicans propose ‘affordable’ college plan. Albany Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/2lQuILm

* Cuomo picks former assemblyman, Guillermo to head the state Higher Education Services Corp. The New York Post writes: http://nyp.st/2lb22iS

* As community colleges ‘have their moment,’ leaders face tough challenges. ED Surge News reports: http://bit.ly/2lHJ14U

* White House and congressional Republicans look to build ties with historically black colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2kjbkdO

* How both Democrats and Republicans blindsided our best low-income students. The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/2lQhmP1

* A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can – and cannot – do next. Vox writes: http://bit.ly/2kb3t1D  

* Jillian Berman of The Wall Street Journal writes that the new timing for applying for college aid offers opportunities and pitfalls: http://on.wsj.com/2k89MDm

MEMBER NEWS

* Montclair native in command at Berkeley College campus. NorthJersey.com writes:  http://bit.ly/2kqvhPV

* LIM College graduate encourages students to take the path less traveled.  WWD reports: http://lat.ms/2kKmQL3

* LIM College graduate, Casey McKenna, was always a bridesmaid, but now she’s a business owner. SILive reports: http://bit.ly/2ky8tst

* Five Towns College graduate makes documentary showing hockey is ‘A Game For All’. North Passaic Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/2l8vN1U

APC News

* 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.

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