* A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation, Jamienne Studley, reflects on her tenure at the Education Department, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1PI8yVp

* Should you pick a college based on earnings potential? Time reports: http://ti.me/1Z34b9Y

* Department of Education says more colleges are undergoing greater financial oversight, The Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/1R7MzdO

* Humanities job woes, Inside Higher Ed reports on the job market: http://bit.ly/1Z3lSGz

* How for-profit education is now embedded in traditional colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1mAeHZP

* What to expect from new education chief John King, Marketplace.org writes: http://bit.ly/1RppP7G

* Why the new education secretary is a lightning rod, the Washington Post tells us:


* New York state to cover student loan payments for recent grads, UPI reports:


* These five education stories will dominate headlines in 2016, the Business Insider reports:


* New FAFSA rules should make financial aid process less stressful, Marketplace.org reports: http://bit.ly/1YOe54D


* Winter term is a fresh start for Jamestown Business College students, the Post-Journal reports: http://bit.ly/1ZMIgpJ (Subscription Required)

 * School of Visual Arts alumnus, Salih Berk İlhan, creates Smile Mirror that reflects people’s images only when they smile – hoping to improve the morale of cancer patients, lifting their spirits and making them smile during the difficult recovery process, the Daily Sabah reports: http://bit.ly/1IPnAcK

 * Monroe College launches The Tech Boot Camp to provide convenient weekend classes to individuals wishing to either build on existing skills, or to pursue a new career path in the fields of web and software development: http://bit.ly/1kJBv8o


 * Please join us on January 14, 2016 for the APC Winter Membership Meeting.

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