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ICYMI: ASSOCIATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016

ICYMI: ASSOCIATION NEWS

* THANK YOU to all APC Students, Faculty and Staff who Traveled to Albany!

APC held a very successful Lobby Day. More than 60 students, faculty and administrators from APC member colleges visited Albany this week to discuss with lawmakers the importance of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Meetings with lawmakers were very constructive.  Highlights include:

Dinner Speaker, Assemblyman Michael Blake, energized the APC crowd on Feb 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in Albany.

Dinner Speaker, Assemblyman Michael Blake, energized the APC crowd on Feb 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in Albany.


Assemblyman Michael Blake pictured with Berkeley College students.

Assemblyman Michael Blake pictured with Berkeley College students.


Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, recognized Bryant & Stratton on the floor of the Assembly.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, recognized Bryant & Stratton on the floor of the Assembly.


College of Westchester students photographed in the New York State Capitol.

College of Westchester students photographed in the New York State Capitol.


HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

* Should anyone be eligible for student loans? The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/1VN6qxP

* Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or Acics, feeling the heat for failing to hold colleges — especially for-profit institutions — accountable for low rates of graduation and high rates of student-loan default, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1TPhaO8

* What happens when college is free? The results are underwhelming, American Enterprise Institute writes: http://bit.ly/1TPhi0g

* According to Achieving the Dream, faculty-led reforms may be the best way to improve graduation rates, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1nhtjxi

* The American Council on Education weighs in on credentialing and competencies, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1Rkn5oy

* House Education Committee questions Dr. John B. King, Jr., acting secretary of education, on education budget, the NASFAA writes: http://bit.ly/1LuNFyL

* Hispanic, black parents see college degree as key for children’s success, the Pew Research Center reports: http://pewrsr.ch/24qgxym

* The American Dream is failing some college grads, CBS Money Watch reports: http://cbsn.ws/1OukKFC

MEMBER NEWS

* Westchester County kicks off app bowl for high school, college developers. Students from White Plains High School, the College of Westchester and SUNY Westchester Community College are participating, Patch.com reports: http://bit.ly/1WUTW7s

* Monroe College recently honored five community leaders for their public service and professional achievements, New Rochelle’s Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1WUVbU5

 * Wallpaper magazine on the current graphic design exhibition at the Drawing Center curated by SVA faculty member Peter Ahlberg: http://bit.ly/1OKGRI4

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*