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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

* Forgiving all student loan debt would be an awful, regressive idea. Slate reports: http://bit.ly/2bncfEt

* Sudden closure of visual arts school leaves students in the lurch. The LA Times reports: http://lat.ms/2aXVTE8

* The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at where freshman go to college. Interestingly, most stay within their home state’s borders: http://bit.ly/2aYcDWb

* More states are starting to fund colleges based on outcomes. The Stateline.org reports: http://bit.ly/2bbdwNF

* How do employers view online, for-profit bachelor’s degrees? US News and World Report writes: http://bit.ly/2bhNc5K

* How much college debt is too much? CBS Money Watch answers: http://cbsn.ws/2bsgoFA

* The Department of Education released details of a pilot program that will allow some institutions to require loan counseling for student borrowers. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2aYm0VR

* In March, the Cuomo administration announced a plan to appoint a “management organization expert” to make SUNY and CUNY more efficient. So has anyone been hired? The governor’s office won’t say. Politico NY reports: http://politi.co/2bbZSd9

* Accelerated financial aid deadlines could thwart new FAFSA flexibility. The Street writes: http://bit.ly/2aSwHOf

* In an interview with The Evolllutio, Paul Weinstein Jr., director of the Graduate Program in Public Management at John Hopkins University, senior advisor to the Moment of Truth/Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, consultant with the Promontory Interfinancial Network, and a self-employed author, shares his thoughts on the higher education industry’s shift from student access, to retention and completion: http://bit.ly/2aVVXEp

* Falling completion rates may jeopardize institutional value. Education Dive writes: http://bit.ly/2bw9y1S

 * If you lost your job today, would you look to find another like it, even if you knew your industry was shrinking? Or would you cut your losses and shift to a new career? The Wall Street Journal writes how workers’ career choices could help the economy: http://on.wsj.com/2aPyUIr (subscription required)

* The real crisis in higher education is about a lot more than debt. The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/2aOj7Zl

* Colleges push back on student-debt-forgiveness plan. The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell and Melissa Korn report: http://on.wsj.com/2bhWIGp (subscription required)

MEMBER NEWS

 * Fashion designers Harry Umen, a professor of design at Southern New Hampshire University, and Laura McCarthy professor at Mt. Ida College will exhibit their work in New York this October, as part of LIM College’s 6th annual Fashion: Now & Then (Fashion as Art) conference. Southern New Hampshire University writes: http://bit.ly/2bwcKuz

* The College of Westchester Allied Health club in collaboration with the regional American Red Cross recently organized a blood drive where Allied Health students had the experience of donating blood and assisting the Red Cross team: http://bit.ly/2aZAQRD