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ICYMI: HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016

* How much are young Americans paying a month on student debt? Less than you think. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/1NJQDAE (subscriber content)

* Pledging to graduate on time, SUNY Buffalo makes real gains on its graduation rates. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/247soyj

* Phil Hill of MindWires Consulting writes in The Chronicle of Higher Ed that distance education has arrived at a turning point: http://bit.ly/1WfFR7X

* Enrollments slide, predominantly among older students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2462L14

* Dowling College is rushing to find an academic and investment partner after a deal to help the debt-ridden liberal arts school stalled, threatening both the school’s existence and the Class of 2016’s commencement ceremony. Newsday reports: http://nwsdy.li/27Rhb9L (subscriber content)

* DeVry University and the University of Phoenix will no longer bar students from filing class-action lawsuits or otherwise taking their grievances to the courts, putting an end to mandatory arbitration clauses.The Washington Post reports: http://wapo.st/1s5p4rP

* Building a student-level data system, the Center for American Progress reports: http://ampr.gs/1NGVJxP

* The New York Times writes that the economic benefits of college are not a given. In fact, the familiar assumption, graduate from college and prosperity will follow, has been disproven in this century: http://nyti.ms/1qH4CMu

* What Obama’s overtime rule could mean for colleges? The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1WGTz3S

* What if lowering student debt was as easy as sending students a letter warning them about their loan debt? That’s what is working for Indiana University. The Pew Charitable Trust Stateline reports: http://bit.ly/244rNO3

* The online program management company 2U is hoping to take some of the risk out of offering degree programs online with an algorithm it says can predict whether the program will be a success for the company and the college. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1sO66qb

* Some of the nation’s largest veterans and military organizations sent letters last week to the Veterans Affairs Department asking it to crack down on colleges that prey on veterans. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/1U78UV9

* How might overtime change affect middle class? Look at colleges, the Christian Science Monitor writes: http://bit.ly/1TBkGde

MEMBER NEWS

* LIM College Dean of Graduate Studies, Jacqueline M. Jenkins, writes in Supply Chain World of three LIM College alumni working in the supply chain field. http://bit.ly/1WfxTM5

* Five Towns College holds 2016 commencement, Newsday reports: http://nwsdy.li/1TBmYcm (subscriber content)

* Carrie Mae Weems, School of Visual Arts commencement presenter, implores graduates to consider ‘How do you measure a life?’ Culture Type reports: http://bit.ly/1TKJ2Cx

ASSOCIATION NEWS

* 2016 Innovation Summit: Mark your calendars and plan to join APC at the 2016 Innovation Summit on June 21st – 23rd at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.

This year’s program will focus on presenting fresh, innovative ideas in the areas of regulatory affairs, student assessment and engagement, technology and social media. For information on how to register for the event, please visit the APC website.

*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!*