* Jon McGee discusses his new book on “the changing marketplace for higher education”, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1TlmmrQ

* The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may not change the outcome on affirmative action, including higher education, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1PzjRPS

* Obama’s recently released 2017 fiscal year budget promises more money for higher education programs, U.S. News reports: http://bit.ly/1POCVYs

* President Obama now plans to nominate John B. King Jr. as secretary of education, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1VjIRMO

* The Student Aid Enforcement Unit  will investigate colleges that engage in misleading marketing-presenting overly optimistic statistics about graduation and employment rates, The Atlantic reports: http://theatln.tc/1okEOF0

* UCLA’s Coopertative Institutional Research Program as part of the Higher Education Research Institute has surveyed the nation’s incoming freshmen for five decades to learn more about their background, views and expectations, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1QFLmVG

* Study shows that college debt haunts women for years longer than men, Bloomberg Business reports: http://bloom.bg/1O2KpVN

*Obama’s final budget proposal calls for an expansion of the Pell Grant program and a shot in the arm for community colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1PD7OPz

*Albany-area private colleges see a record number of applications, Albany Business Review reports: http://bit.ly/1oGkVsI

*According to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, black students major less frequently in high-paying fields, Bloomberg Business reports: http://bloom.bg/1Lrqv6Z


* Five Towns College theater professor is one of two Broadway stars set to perform at Gettysburg College, FlipSidePA reports: http://bit.ly/1R80zlc

*Jamestown Business College’s Admissions team continues to encourage high school interactive business presentations that supplement their regular studies, The Post-Journal reports: http://bit.ly/1R6ql9n

* Monroe College Nursing Students travel to Haiti for a weeklong trip to provide medical care to underserved, remote community, NBC 12 reports: http://bit.ly/1QIvmT7


* 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.

* 2016 Call for Presentations! Planning is well underway for the APC 2016 Innovation Summit and APC has released this year’s Call for Presentations. The Summit will be held on June 21 – 23, 2016 at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY.  All APC members are encouraged to send in at least one proposal. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 29th. For more information, please contact Donna Gurnett at DGurnett@apc-colleges.org.

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