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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

* Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities, searching for savings and reconsidering how they spend money on scholarship and grant programs. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/79wsr

* What Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget would mean for higher ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://snip.ly/pwa08

* The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on why a Fafsa tool’s continued outage has hit community colleges so hard: http://snip.ly/yfwqx

* A new survey shows a mixed bag for online education market growth at community colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/oeqjy

* Bringing the dream of an elite college education to rural students, a nonprofit organization is working to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students applying to, and attending, leading institutions. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/19uz8

* SUNY’s departing chancellor says that rather than focusing on the lack of state funding, public-college officials should be talking about how higher education can do a better job. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/3keca

 * The New York Times opines on how student debt is negatively affecting economic growth. http://snip.ly/pbyyc

* Knowledge is power when it comes to judging college performance. The Brookings Institute writes: http://snip.ly/24wby

* President Trump’s budget is a cynical attack on college​ students. The Center for American Progress writes: http://snip.ly/6fton

* A new report questions why are so few Pell recipients attending elite colleges? Real Clear Education reports: http://snip.ly/4hlqu

* Treating students as customers. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/t7cpt (subscription required)

* The planned statewide review of colleges’ compliance with the new sex assault investigations law was reportedly prompted by anecdotal evidence that suggested colleges had not been taking the law seriously. The Times Union reports: http://snip.ly/7o47t

MEMBER NEWS

* Five Towns College holds 43rd commencement in Dix Hills. Newsday reports: http://snip.ly/59ukh

* LIM College student, Sabina Saliu of Bettendorf Iowa, receives the Maxwell F. Marcuse Founder’s Scholarship. The Quad City Times reports: http://snip.ly/6c6ag

* The College of Westchester receives Business Partner of the Year award: http://snip.ly/2zvoq

* Graduation Senior Grants Director for the Gebbie Foundation, Andrea Gerace Magnuson, will serve as the commencement speaker at the 131st Annual Graduation Ceremony of Jamestown Business College on June 3. The Jamestown Post-Journal reports: http://snip.ly/fpm51

APC News

Save the Date!

APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org

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