* Rethinking College Admissions, a New York Times opinion piece by Frank Bruni: http://nyti.ms/1JY7ygW

* Sr. Margaret Carney will step down as president of St. Bonaventure University on July 31, Buffalo Business First reports: http://bit.ly/1QlRI0W

* The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell Grant program by bringing back year-round eligibility for the grants, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1PdTT7K

* Fewer than one in seven community college students transfer and get a bachelor’s degree — but there is new hope, The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/1n7BiNG

* FAFSA Trouble: New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1WrInoM

* Pentagon lifts probation of University of Phoenix, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1ZzcKK2

* The faulty foundation of American colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/1Qc5b9E

* Study shows college is a wise investment, The Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/1V5XOlh

* The New York City Independent Budget Office studies the cost of free CUNY community colleges, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1S2kdk0

* Ithaca College president to step down after campus-wide protests, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: http://bit.ly/1lrGbjy

* The Times Union writes that “disingenuous doesn’t begin to describe” Cuomo’s public college funding descriptions, which amounts to $30 million more for SUNY, $245 million less for CUNY and $6 million less for community colleges: http://goo.gl/IRuOLo

* The Watchdog’s new role at Ed Dept., Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1WrID72

* Three critical parts of Higher Education Act reauthorization, eCampus News writes: http://bit.ly/20csyo5

* Massive survey highlights the elements of, and challenges experienced by, competency-based education in hundreds of institutions, eCampus News reports: http://bit.ly/1P1tDxk

* The Hechinger Report examines what Obama’s State of the Union speech revealed about education policy: http://bit.ly/1PttkWj

* U.S. News and World Report releases the 2016 Best Online Programs: http://bit.ly/1PoqD85

* New York education officials agree that they want to offer more ways to earn a high school diploma, Chalkbeat New York reports: http://bit.ly/1Qc5PUu

* Schumer seeks stories from students and parents who are struggling to pay for college, Times Telegram reports: http://bit.ly/1OuCmVh


* Berkeley College’s online education program recognized by U.S. News & World Report: NJBiz reports: http://bit.ly/1UXZIUR

* Berkeley College memorializes Martin Luther King Jr., The Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1Jg3Cb8

* The New York Times on SVA faculty member Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 meditation on graffiti art, ‘Stations of the Elevated:  http://nyti.ms/1WrMdOM

* The Monroe 5K Trail Run raises $11,500 for Project Warmth, Patch.com writes: http://bit.ly/1SuCSX4


Jan20Newspic1 * It was wonderful to see so many of you at the APC Winter Membership meeting.  Photo left, APC members shared valuable insight about internships, making connections to local business and career resources in the Partnering with Local Businesses round robin session.

Jan20Newspic2The APC Winter Membership Meeting special Guest Speaker, Sonia Lindell, manager of governmental affairs for The Business Council of NYS spoke about the Business Council’s new platform, InternShop. The platform helps match college students with internship opportunities available through Business Council member businesses. If you’d like more information on this opportunity, please contact APC.


*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!*