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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

* Attorneys general in 18 states, including New York, have sued the U.S. Department of Education over Gainful-Employment Rule. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/rlmmj

* Community colleges are facing more scrutiny on graduation rates and work-force outcomes. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/svfqv

* Students are heading to college without knowing the basics of money management, putting institutions in a critical position to address financial literacy. eCampus News writes on ways to teach financial literacy in college: http://snip.ly/2dhs3

* Should non-profit colleges and universities pay tax on college property used for non-educational purposes? George Leef from The National Review writes: http://snip.ly/0hplo

* The Federal Trade Commission is taking legal action against scammer’s falsely promising student-loan debt relief. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/h341f 

* More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt. PBS News Hour reports: http://snip.ly/wg68i

* The government spends billions of Pell dollars to help send low-income students to college. Yet only half are graduating. Time.com reports: http://snip.ly/cfrci

* Smaller colleges and universities are teaming up and collaborating with others to reduce costs.  The Hechinger Report writes: http://snip.ly/h3btr

* New York’s free public tuition scholarship comes with a full-time enrollment requirement, which may help boost the state’s community colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/7nkrh

MEMBER NEWS

* Five Towns College former student and Grammy winner, Jon Bellion, performs in Chicago. mxdwn.com reports: http://snip.ly/6i89v

* Jennifer Erickson, educated at Jamestown Business College, shares what life is like being married to a Maniac – 10,000 Maniac’s lead guitarist Jeff Erickson. The Post-Journal reports: http://snip.ly/a4udx

* The College of Westchester celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, raising funds to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: http://snip.ly/7621w

APC News

*Many thanks to all who joined us for APC’s Fall Membership Meeting at the Albany Renaissance Hotel. Photo of Guest Speaker, Leslie Templeman, New York State Education Department and APC’s Donna Stelling-Gurnett.