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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016

* A year after Everest Institute was closed; many of its students are still in limbo. The Democrat & Chronicle reports: http://on.rocne.ws/1Tv90s8

* Judge denies request for summary judgment in Trump University fraud case. Politico NY reports: http://politi.co/1YTqDmL

* The Obama administration announces a new $100 million competitive grants program to stimulate the expansion of free community college programs and connect college graduates to in-demand jobs. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/24icpzE

* What are community colleges doing to counteract declining enrollments? The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/233Nb5A

* Business leaders gather and advocate for other local businesses to invest in further education for their employees. Diverse Issues in Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/1YSnzav

* What’s your presidential candidate’s stance on higher education? Education News tells you in “infographic” style: http://bit.ly/21eEEx7

* The Obama administration continues to turn up pressure on accreditors. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1T2TCjF

* The Wall Street Journal reports that the job outlook is brightening for new college graduates: http://on.wsj.com/1SF0Fln (subscription needed)

* The U.S. Department of Education is, once again, weighing in on accreditation and warning of more scrutiny for accrediting agencies. The Chronicle of Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1TccD3j

* A federal judge has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate the accreditation of for-profit colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1SNtuPP

* Western Kentucky University is recruiting students from overseas to fill seats, even though they do not meet college standards. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/1Tvg5J1

MEMBER NEWS

* Business Council of Westchester inducts six into the prestigious Business Hall of Fame, The College of Westchester honored. The Talk of the Sound reports: http://bit.ly/1pDrjAG

* Bryant & Stratton College’s 2016 commencement address delivered by News Channel 9’s own Dan Cummings: http://bit.ly/1WRYsGn

* Berkeley College achieves top ranking for Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees. The White Plains Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1NQT2UB

* Berkeley College to partner with Fresenius University of Germany. University Business reports: http://bit.ly/1UfTl25

* LIM College alumna will be featured on TLC’s Say Yes to The Dress on Friday, April 29 at 9 pm EST. LIM College reports: http://bit.ly/1qRMxMh

ASSOCIATION NEWS

* 2016 Innovation Summit: Mark your calendars and plan to join APC at the 2016 Innovation Summit on June 21st – 23rd at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.

 This year’s program will focus on presenting fresh, innovative ideas in the areas of regulatory affairs, student assessment and engagement, technology and social media. For information on how to register for the event, please visit the APC website.