ICYMI: Higher Education News for Wednesday, December 9, 2015

* Briarcliffe College files closing notice, Newsday reports: http://nwsdy.li/1NHG4XX

* Study finds hundreds of students at 10 different community colleges reported homelessness, food insecurity or both, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1RCGtRM

* Three major higher education groups on Friday urged the U.S. Department of Education to allow federally recognized accreditors to evaluate colleges differently based on the colleges’ performance, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1ID2pdv

* Marco Rubio wants to expand for-profit schools’ role in higher education, USA Today reports: http://usat.ly/1lg1qWl

* The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it has granted the requests for debt forgiveness made by more than 1,300 federal student loan borrowers who attended Heald College, a subsidiary of Corinthian Colleges, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1ls8VK6

* According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree has increased. What’s more, for the first time, women were more likely to have a bachelor’s degree than men, Marketplace.org reports: http://bit.ly/1NwPMfW

* How much is a college degree worth in the Buffalo area? The answer has just been released, Buffalo Business First reports:  http://bit.ly/1OzSs1s

* Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities says accreditors could discourage politicians’ focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1M1xcvk

* Rochester colleges rank among best in N.Y. for online degrees, The Rochester Business Journal reports: http://bit.ly/1OgyJzc


* LIM College ranked in the top 10 percent in study measuring college contributions to undergraduate student outcomes, WWD writes: http://bit.ly/1XZXcOx

* Holiday show at Geary Gallery Of Darien features SVA grad, Sue Barrasi, the Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1YX24WY

* A Berkeley College student is on the fast track to success in the classroom and on her longboard, the Daily Record reports: http://dailyre.co/1YX3P6y

* Monroe College Hosts its 27th Annual “Winter Wonderland” Celebration for students and their families, the Talk of the Sound reports:  http://bit.ly/1NVhKs1

* Monroe College culinary arts students named New York State champions for second consecutive year at American Culinary Federation Competition, the Talk of the Sound writes: http://bit.ly/1lssXn6

* The Retail Design Institute NY Chapter recently hosted DIFFA’s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) holiday Pop-Up Shop. Designed by students from LIM College and the Fashion Institute of Technology, the boutique is more than just a place to shop—it’s a celebration of design’s larger role in giving back to the community. From top to bottom, the shop’s design is set to spread the mission of both Gift For Life and DIFFA, to combat HIV/AIDS. VMSD reports: http://bit.ly/1OS9Uwx

* Dr. Judith Johnson, a member of New York State’s Board of Regents, spent time with administrators, faculty, and, students of The College of Westchester (CW), CW writes: http://bit.ly/1Qu3cyo

* Health care executives offer tips at Berkeley College talk, the Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1XTPDOA

* Bryant & Stratton College named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list for seventh consecutive year, PR Newswire writes: http://prn.to/1NioxGD


* Mark your calendars and plan to join us on January 14, 2016 for the APC Winter Membership Meeting.

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