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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016

* New York lawmakers choose 3 new members of Board of Regents, the Albany Times Union writes: http://bit.ly/1p7Sio5

* Board of Regents to tap new chancellor, LoHud reports: http://lohud.us/1YwHEUp

* U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Obama for-profit college rules, Insider Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1U3AjfA

* The Huffington Post blogs an opinion piece by David Halperin on the U.S. Court of Appeals rejection of APSCU’s challenge to the gainful employment rule: http://huff.to/1OZRt61

* Examining how white faculty members can play a bigger role helping minority students and younger academics succeed, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1UaXS4Q

* First in your family to go to college? Schools offer support, NBC News reports: http://nbcnews.to/1Rx3Msq

* Can state agencies get stronger on for-profits? Education Drive answers: http://bit.ly/1U2gbu4

* Stuck with profit. Grand Canyon University’s leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company’s attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1nuBPsY

* Court to hear suit accusing law school of inflating job data, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/24Lph28

* Student poverty, homelessness, and hunger didn’t used to be colleges’ problem. Now they are grappling with how much to help, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1Tqw3Xv

* The Obama administration has been prodding state regulators to tighten up their oversight of for-profit colleges, Inside Higher Ed writes: http://bit.ly/1p5WViB

* For-profit universities seek turnaround strategies; turn back to their roots, The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/24P3RBk

* College presidents on affordability, enrollment and poverty, Albany Business Review reports: http://bit.ly/1RQjpO7

* WSJ Opinion: President Obama is encouraging loan recipients to claim they were misled by colleges. Guess who will pay: http://on.wsj.com/1Qp3je3

* Advocates urge democrats to beef up Pell Grants, Diverse Issues in Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1XaJBEA

MEMBER NEWS

* The Albany Times Union published a piece featuring current Bryant & Stratton College student, Randella Elston, and the Medical Coding scholarship she received thanks to the Bryant & Stratton, Albany Medical Center and Trinity Alliance partnership: http://bit.ly/1U3BT0V (Subscriber Content)

*  The Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College wins top team and individual titles at prestigious ACF Northeast Regional Competition, IT Business Net reports: http://bit.ly/1LbXRML

ASSOCIATION NEWS

* 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.

*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!*