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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

* Representatives of APC member colleges travelled to Albany this week for meetings with the Governor’s office, HESC, NYSED and staff with Senate and Assembly leadership offices. Discussion topics included college affordability, the Tuition Assistance Program and the NYS Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program.

* Representatives of APC member colleges travelled to Albany this week for meetings with the Governor’s office, HESC, NYSED and staff with Senate and Assembly leadership offices. Discussion topics included college affordability, the Tuition Assistance Program and the NYS Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program.

* U.S. Department of Education unveiled the latest set of requirements in its ongoing process to select new companies to service the loans of tens of millions of federal student loan borrowers once the current contracts expire in 2019. The Center for American Progress reports: http://ampr.gs/2gVR38d

* Inside Higher Ed writes that the U.S. Department of Education is racing to review claims of defrauded students before the next administration takes over. http://bit.ly/2h07hgC

* A group of 30 top colleges and universities want to enroll more low-income students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2gGGKag

* According to a new Gallup poll, college grads are unhappy with the career services they’re getting. The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2hhY5ai

* Education secretary drops recognition of accreditor. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2hNmfX5

* Student-debt forgiveness irks some borrowers. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2hx2sPO

* Education Week takes a look at education issues Congress faces in the next session: http://bit.ly/2hqair2

* Twenty-one and in high school: A Hechinger Report series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform: http://bit.ly/2gR39iR

* Higher education is failing older Americans. Forbes writes: http://bit.ly/2gL4QAP

* Time reports on ways to make America’s economy great again: http://ti.me/2hNqcv6

* Barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents, The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2h7LqnJ

* US News & World Report shares what employers are saying about online, competency-based degrees: http://bit.ly/2h9tHPR

MEMBER NEWS

* In a recent interview with WWD, LIM College alumnus and member of LIM’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board, Doug Jakubowski, discusses how his LIM College education helped prepare him for success: http://bit.ly/2hlOa3t

* Bryant & Stratton College’s Snow-A-Palooza gets Malta families in the Christmas spirit. The Saratogian reports: http://bit.ly/2h0x8oK

*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!*