* What a funding fracas could mean for the future of CUNY, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1U6NLiX

* Initiative to simplify how colleges become authorized to offer online education outside their home state once again runs into opposition from advocacy groups, this time in New York. Inside Higher Ed – reports: http://bit.ly/25kIUi6

* A new job website is an example of how competency-based education can influence the relationship between employers and education providers, including colleges. Paul Fain, with Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1RiABfo

* The tangled process of applying for financial aid deepens college affordability crisis, The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/1S0lAfw

* Getting Ready for Another Corinthian, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1S4ImTL

* Education Department may restrict a common practice of for-profit colleges that prevents their students from suing them, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1MlknmF

* Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Maxine Waters of California press the U.S. Education Department to make it easier for student-loan borrowers to have their loans forgiven if they were defrauded by colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1q16S1v

* ‘We Need Many More College Graduates,’ says Obama’s departing higher-ed adviser, James Kvaal, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1po8i5w

* According to a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece by Peter McPherson and Andrew Kelly, the College Scorecard strikes out: http://on.wsj.com/1RPWArx


* Every year, the Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon to celebrate the contributions the Irish community has made to the Queens economy. This year, the chamber honored the Callahan family, who founded Plaza College. They are the chamber’s oldest members. NY1 reports: http://bit.ly/1ULpu0R

* Jacqueline M. Jenkin, dean of graduate studies and Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, professor at LIM College write how fashion brands are cutting out the wait between the runway and the retail floor. WWD reports:  http://bit.ly/1UkDXT3  

* LIM College professor Gayathri Banavara was interviewed for a news segment on Muslim women and fast-fashion, which aired on Columbia University’s Uptown Radio. She speaks from 2:25 – 3:05: http://bit.ly/1Rl1gpC

* A recent Customer Think article titled, “Five must dos to keep your customers for leaving you,” relies on an LIM College study of shopping trends. http://bit.ly/1U9F4Vv


* Last Call: APC will hold the first Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting for financial aid staff on Wednesday, March 30th at 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., LIM College. This is a new meeting format for APC that will focus on one area of college operations (i.e. admissions, financial aid, alumni and career services etc.). This meeting will give APC members the opportunity to meet with their peers in an informal setting to network and discuss current issues. For more information, please contact Donna Gurnett at DGurnett@apc-colleges.org.

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