HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: APC’s ICYMI will not publish the week of December 24th. Publication will resume the first week of January.

*College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year, although at a slower rate, while the bachelor’s degree got more popular. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/e4uzg

*Governor Cuomo veto’s ETA legislation. APC’s Donna Gurnett defends the legislation and the sector. Inside Higher Ed writes: http://snip.ly/0ywxb

*Higher education bill could heat up competition for adult students (adults over the age of 24).  The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/zxe3w

*The number of faculty members choosing open educational resources over traditional textbooks has nearly doubled in the last year. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/4ebk1

*Residents in poor parts of New York City tend to have less student debt but more trouble paying it off, providing a window into how national trends play out at the local level. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/b9ai5

*How the GOP tax bill could affect higher education. Education Dive writes: http://snip.ly/kes98

*Education Dive takes a look at what the rollback of net neutrality will mean for innovation in higher ed: http://snip.ly/5io5u

*Upstate’s future is in higher ed. The Albany Times Union reports: http://snip.ly/gz0ft

*Center for American Progress profiles those who default on their student loans: http://snip.ly/n2z7q