ICYMI: Higher Education News for Wednesday, December 23, 2015

* How Strayer University’s new president plans to move the for-profit college ahead, the Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/1YuGOey

* U.S. helps shaky colleges cope with bad student loans, the Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/1OHEu9i

* Does college train you for the workplace? Or for life? Time reports: http://ti.me/1RGeD84

* WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies reports on the highlights of distance education enrollment trends from IPEDS Fall 2014: http://bit.ly/1Oj4Ap2

* The Hechinger Report: Black students are drastically underrepresented at top public colleges, data shows: http://bit.ly/1mcqFZs

* How Hamilton College bucked a trend to take more poor and nonwhite applicants, the Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/1mdwhD1

* Clinton, Sanders debate college plans, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1Td9D8u

* Exposure, mindset shift necessary to drive interest in skilled technical jobs, panelists say, Albany Business Review reports: http://bit.ly/1m3L8jL

* Less than a third of those entering college, graduate. Why is that? The Brooklyn Ink reports: http://bit.ly/1QUOAIw

* New analysis finds that more grads have ‘excessive’ debt, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1NHJQ4I

* The two-year Perkins Loan Program extension clears Senate, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1MrU5Im

* Days from leaving office, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about successes, failures, The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/1RUScLs

* Enrollment at U.S. colleges drops by 1.7 percent, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/1JbNemh

* Six revelations on faculty roles within competency-based programs, eCampus News writes: http://bit.ly/1PjHcXf

* Common Core opponents call for 2016 test protests, the New York Post writes: http://nyp.st/1k4ftN8


Berkeley College collected 137 toys for children at Lifting Up Westchester, which is based in White Plains, the Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1SbtExY

SVA Close UP: SVA’s new state-of-the-art residence hall moves closer to completion: http://bit.ly/1Zph28p


* Before you head out for the holidays, don’t forget to register for the APC Winter Meeting scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel.

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