* Rethinking College Admissions, a New York Times opinion piece by Frank Bruni: http://nyti.ms/1JY7ygW

* Sr. Margaret Carney will step down as president of St. Bonaventure University on July 31, Buffalo Business First reports: http://bit.ly/1QlRI0W

* The Obama administration wants to expand the federal Pell Grant program by bringing back year-round eligibility for the grants, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1PdTT7K

* Fewer than one in seven community college students transfer and get a bachelor’s degree — but there is new hope, The Hechinger Report writes: http://bit.ly/1n7BiNG

* FAFSA Trouble: New online identification system for federal financial aid sacrifices ease of use for security, critics say, hurting low-income students, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1WrInoM

* Pentagon lifts probation of University of Phoenix, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1ZzcKK2

* The faulty foundation of American colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/1Qc5b9E

* Study shows college is a wise investment, The Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/1V5XOlh

* The New York City Independent Budget Office studies the cost of free CUNY community colleges, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1S2kdk0

* Ithaca College president to step down after campus-wide protests, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: http://bit.ly/1lrGbjy

* The Times Union writes that “disingenuous doesn’t begin to describe” Cuomo’s public college funding descriptions, which amounts to $30 million more for SUNY, $245 million less for CUNY and $6 million less for community colleges: http://goo.gl/IRuOLo

* The Watchdog’s new role at Ed Dept., Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1WrID72

* Three critical parts of Higher Education Act reauthorization, eCampus News writes: http://bit.ly/20csyo5

* Massive survey highlights the elements of, and challenges experienced by, competency-based education in hundreds of institutions, eCampus News reports: http://bit.ly/1P1tDxk

* The Hechinger Report examines what Obama’s State of the Union speech revealed about education policy: http://bit.ly/1PttkWj

* U.S. News and World Report releases the 2016 Best Online Programs: http://bit.ly/1PoqD85

* New York education officials agree that they want to offer more ways to earn a high school diploma, Chalkbeat New York reports: http://bit.ly/1Qc5PUu

* Schumer seeks stories from students and parents who are struggling to pay for college, Times Telegram reports: http://bit.ly/1OuCmVh

MEMBER NEWS

Berkeley College’s online education program recognized by U.S. News & World Report: NJBiz reports: http://bit.ly/1UXZIUR

Berkeley College memorializes Martin Luther King Jr., The Daily Voice reports: http://bit.ly/1Jg3Cb8

* The New York Times on SVA faculty member Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 meditation on graffiti art, ‘Stations of the Elevated:  http://nyti.ms/1WrMdOM

* The Monroe 5K Trail Run raises $11,500 for Project Warmth, Patch.com writes: http://bit.ly/1SuCSX4

* The state Education Department plans to apply for a federal pilot program, which may give it the opportunity to use a new assessment system in place of state tests for accountability purposes, Politico New York reports:http://goo.gl/696SoR

* SUNY presses ahead with tuition increase plan, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports: http://pojonews.co/1J1tzen

* Roberts Wesleyan updates logo, brand for 150th, the Rochester Business Journal reports: http://bit.ly/1OgHVXi

* New York City’s high school graduation rate rose above 70 percent for the first time, but white students remained more likely to get a diploma than their black or Hispanic peers, and rates remained low for the disabled, the New York Times reports: http://goo.gl/QeZpsD

* The graduation rate in Buffalo public schools increased for the first time in a decade to 61 percent, and this appears to be driven by substantial bumps at a number of schools, The Buffalo News reports: http://goo.gl/mw7wso

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo revived a plan to bring college courses to inmates, and floated paying for it with $7.5 million in forfeiture funds from the Manhattan district attorney and an additional $7.5 million in private funds, The New York Times reports: http://goo.gl/Kzzxhi

* We have a new education secretary. Here’s why it matters. ThinkProgress writes: http://bit.ly/1OdW87n

* The Business Council of New York State partners with SUNY on new internship database for members, students, The Albany Business Review reports: http://bit.ly/1Pq14DT

* Bill focuses on wealthy colleges’ endowment income, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1ONUZ83

* What should graduates know? The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://chronicle.com/article/What-Should-Graduates-Know-/234824

* The head of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Steve Gunderson, suggested in a letter this week to new Acting Education Secretary John King that he take a more cooperative approach to the department’s interaction with for-profits, US World and News reports: http://bit.ly/1PV7sG3

* Experts debate causes of the student loan crisis, Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1RB1Hkz

* More changes to FAFSA list, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1O6J6IR

* For-Profit colleges fill important roles, SCTimes published editorial: http://on.sctimes.com/1OHmYpR

MEMBER NEWS

* Six LIM College students were selected to receive 2016 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund scholarships, The Fashion Times reports: http://bit.ly/1Kc9jle

* Artist Dylan Mortimer, SVA Alum, searches for answers with his new exhibit, ‘Cure’:

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article53507775.html

* Building the Berkeley College logo out of LEGOs®: http://bit.ly/1IQLxjF

 ASSOCIATION NEWS

 * Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow at the APC Winter Membership Meeting!

*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!*

* A chief architect of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation, Jamienne Studley, reflects on her tenure at the Education Department, Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1PI8yVp

* Should you pick a college based on earnings potential? Time reports: http://ti.me/1Z34b9Y

* Department of Education says more colleges are undergoing greater financial oversight, The Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/1R7MzdO

* Humanities job woes, Inside Higher Ed reports on the job market: http://bit.ly/1Z3lSGz

* How for-profit education is now embedded in traditional colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://bit.ly/1mAeHZP

* What to expect from new education chief John King, Marketplace.org writes: http://bit.ly/1RppP7G

* Why the new education secretary is a lightning rod, the Washington Post tells us:

http://wapo.st/1NYyn38

* New York state to cover student loan payments for recent grads, UPI reports:

http://bit.ly/1VFwIlZ

* These five education stories will dominate headlines in 2016, the Business Insider reports:

http://read.bi/1UiAmke

* New FAFSA rules should make financial aid process less stressful, Marketplace.org reports: http://bit.ly/1YOe54D

MEMBER NEWS

* Winter term is a fresh start for Jamestown Business College students, the Post-Journal reports: http://bit.ly/1ZMIgpJ(Subscription Required)

 School of Visual Arts alumnus, Salih Berk İlhan, creates Smile Mirror that reflects people’s images only when they smile – hoping to improve the morale of cancer patients, lifting their spirits and making them smile during the difficult recovery process, the Daily Sabah reports: http://bit.ly/1IPnAcK

 Monroe College launches The Tech Boot Camp to provide convenient weekend classes to individuals wishing to either build on existing skills, or to pursue a new career path in the fields of web and software development: http://bit.ly/1kJBv8o

 ASSOCIATION NEWS

 * Please join us on January 14, 2016 for the APC Winter Membership Meeting.

*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!*