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

* Last night, Frontline aired a segment titled, “At For-Profit Colleges, Large Loans and Broken Promises.” Much of the broadcast focused on an Everest College nursing program and the costs associated with attending the for-profit: http://to.pbs.org/2brSWYJ

* The Hillary Clinton campaign unveiled an online college cost calculator showing future students and current borrowers how much they would save under her proposals. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cNcjvo

* After ITT’s demise, more trouble is likely for for-profit colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/2cEsJbY

* Soaring student debt prompts calls for measures to reduce the loan burden. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2ckXMpP

* The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bridgepoint Education Inc., owner of the for-profit Ashford University, to forgive $23.5 million in student debt. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/2caqXjq

* The Atlantic asks a panel of economists how can today’s college students future-proof their careers? http://theatln.tc/2cmIHpM

* Report finds academic leaders say all the other colleges and universities out there are responsible for why higher education is delivering less value than it did 10 years ago.  Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cytK5y

* The Wall Street Journal takes a look at if it pays to start at a community college: http://on.wsj.com/2cH4iYx

* What’s next for ITT Tech’s students and their half a billion in debt? Bloomberg writes: http://bloom.bg/2cVdJZ4

* The Washington Post poses the question, “Is the federal government trying to take down the for-profit college industry?” http://wapo.st/2cJzHhI

* Contributor for the American Enterprise Institute, Andrew Kelly, writes that existing federal policies designed to hold institutions accountable fall short of ensuring that taxpayer dollars are well spent. Another idea, which is gaining traction, would be to institute a risk retention policy: http://bit.ly/2cmoGTC

MEMBER NEWS

* Berkeley College names new business school dean. NJBIZ Daily News reports: http://bit.ly/2cVzzMg

* Bryant & Stratton College is on solid ground and not in danger of suffering the same fate as ITT Technology Institute. Buffalo Business First reports: http://bit.ly/2cVlKND

* Kelly Walsh, CIO at The College of Westchester provides insight on how students in the college’s computer networking specialist program use virtual laboratory software to practice configuring and connecting network components. EdTech reports: http://bit.ly/2cvtfHG

* 21-year-old Erica Pizza, a 2016 LIM College graduate opens a boutique on Staten Island The Staten Island Advance reports: http://bit.ly/2cVklXq

LIM College Dean of Graduate Studies, Jacqueline Jenkins, discusses how technology has influenced what is considered a “luxury” at a branding conference, titled “In Pursuit of Luxury.” The conference was held at LIM College. Quartz reports: http://bit.ly/2cFFNzs

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm for the APC Fall Membership Meeting. Contact Donna Gurnett @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org for more information.

*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!*