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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, JAN. 27, 2016

* The University of New Hampshire’s high prices are an extreme example of rising college costs, Stateline reports: http://bit.ly/1PNC4Xj

* New book accuses Education Dept. of fudging numbers on student-loan defaults, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1PBlTSV

* SUNY Poly expansions in Plattsburgh, Chautauqua County get $325 million in state budget proposal, The Albany Business Review writes: http://bit.ly/1KBaxGR

* More than 200 teachers and principals received erroneous scores from New York State on a contentious measurement that ties their performance to how well their students do on tests, according to state documents obtained by The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1Pjs7or

* Education Department to prioritize college completion, especially for the most underserved students. US World and News reports: http://bit.ly/1JmbsjB

* Lawsuit against college is a bombshell of deception, writes Huffington Post Contributor, Steve Rhode: http://huff.to/1OPpqJG

* According to a recent report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, the federal government should hold colleges and universities accountable for whether their former students are able to successfully repay their loans. Inside Higher Ed provides details: http://bit.ly/1Nyms8z

* Admissions officers should prioritize personal essays, recommendations and community service, a new report suggests, US World and News reports: http://bit.ly/1P81HWF

* New York Times Opinion: Free tuition can boost Latinos college access and completion rates, Deborah Santiago chief operating officer and vice president for policy at Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit advocacy organization in Washington writes: http://nyti.ms/1VoSTfh

* Pell grant changes aimed at allowing poor students to graduate faster, US World and News reports: http://bit.ly/202rzdo

* Does the current transfer system hinder student progress? ECampus News reports: http://bit.ly/1VoTTjw

MEMBER NEWS

* Bryant & Stratton offers grants to students in Medical Assisting program, the Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/1nPboyV

* Article highlighting the best of Westchester’s universities, including the College of Westchester, Berkeley and Monroe College:http://bit.ly/202skmN

ASSOCIATION NEWS

* APC Lobby Day: February 29th and March 1st

The deadline to register for the APC Lobby Day is next Mon., February 1st. Hope you can join us. 

*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!*