* Graduate students clear hurdle in effort to form union. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2bNfJxq

* According to the U.S. Department of Education, 432,000 borrowers have submitted employment forms demonstrating they would qualify for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program beginning in October 2017. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2bxVhAo

* Schreiner University chooses an alternative way of building an online nursing program. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/2bKUnRv

* In an LA Times editorial, Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and president emeritus of Michigan State University, writes to measure success in higher ed, one must consider how many students graduate, not how many attend the institution. http://lat.ms/2bcku7b

* Graduates of the most selective institutions earn more, sort of. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2bOl5M4

* LI Community Colleges face a tough mandate. Newsday’s Candice Ferrette: “Too many students in remedial classes, chronically low graduation rates, stagnant enrollment, fewer public dollars, rising tuition.” http://nwsdy.li/2baipal

* Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education? Deseret News Utah reports: http://bit.ly/2c40IMu

* Conquering the freshman fear. A New York Times editorial by David L. Kirp, a professor at the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, a senior fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and a New York Times contributing opinion writer: http://nyti.ms/2bT23Eu

* How do you get students to finish college? Offer them a free year! NBC News reports: http://nbcnews.to/2bzlUVH

* Top U.S. higher-education official says innovation will best serve the ‘new normal’ students. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2bT2kY7

* In a Washington Post opinion piece, Vivé Griffith director of Foundation Communities’ Free Minds program in Austin writes how colleges and the government deny poor students a second chance. http://wapo.st/2bKUH2F

* New research from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study finds that a surprisingly large number of students miss out on financial assistance simply because they don’t apply. Good Call – Education News reports: http://bit.ly/2bNco2B

* In an editorial published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher writes, “[The] reality is that college can never actually be free. Someone has to pay for our institutions to operate, to educate, to innovate, and to grow. However, public colleges and universities could make attendance tuition free for students from low- and middle-income families, or roughly 80 percent of the population, if the federal government were to make the necessary investment in higher education that a policy of this magnitude would require.” http://bit.ly/2bo2frZ


* Two LIM College fashion experts share their professional opinions in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article titled, “Life with Gracie: Who said you couldn’t wear your politics.”


* SVA’s David Levi Strauss writes about Trump’s latest staffing shake-up for The Huffington Post. http://huff.to/2bOZstg

* The College of Westchester recently announced approval from the New York State Board of Regents to deliver a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Digital Media and Marketing. http://bit.ly/2bn1MqL


* The Association of Proprietary Colleges is pleased to share with you the latest edition of the APC Bulletin, a digital newsletter providing the higher education community with an update to the activities, achievements and developments at APC member colleges across New York.

This edition Providing Graduates with a Solid Foundation to Achieve Career Success (The Commencement Edition) highlights how APC member colleges are making a difference for New York’s students by increasing on-time graduation rates and helping graduates find jobs in their field of study. http://bit.ly/1sCLlK2

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*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!*