* Under pressure, groups that assess colleges promise to take a closer look at graduation rates. The Hechinger Report takes a look at the issue: http://bit.ly/2coJrNe

* New York Times Editorial: State University of New York did the right thing last week when they voted to remove the felony question from admissions applications: http://nyti.ms/2cQCbbQ

* DeVry adopts reform favored by for-profit critics. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2djozad

* The U.S. Department of Education has created a website for students stranded by college closures. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cHn4Rr

* The typical undergraduate takes more than 5 years to graduate. The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2cmafJb

* The Chronicle of Higher Ed takes a look at how the ever-escalating competition for applicants, revenue, and prestige affects the people who deliver your students: http://bit.ly/2cm9fVm

* The U.S. department of Education has released a Fact Sheet titled, “A College Degree: Surest Pathway to Expanded Opportunity, Success for American Students”: http://bit.ly/2d0dA6V

* The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators reports: http://bit.ly/2coJEA0

* Can $10 million build the ideal high school? The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/2cLQkpT


* The University at Buffalo running back Jordan Johnson credits his mom, Tameka Crout, for his determination on and off of the field. As single parent, Tameka raised four children, earned her GED and went back to college – receiving her first degree from Bryant & Stratton College. She ultimately earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees while taking on-line classes over an eight-year span. The Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/2cRpOuO

* Monroe College’s Clem LaPietra is a Superhero! Student Connections reports:  http://bit.ly/2cCXzOU

* Berkeley College blends Dover history into 85th Anniversary, The Daily Record reports: http://dailyre.co/2cQIcFP


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.