* How student loan forgiveness changed graduates’ paths. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/v7qpz

* SUNY/CUNY parents, get your paperwork in order: Today’s the first day to apply for the new Excelsior Scholarship program. The Times Union reports: http://snip.ly/ncyd4

* New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined a coalition of states calling for action on student loan discharge. Insider Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/utbj0

* Crunch time for decisions on higher ed regs. Politico provides the scoop: http://snip.ly/mqbth

* eCampus News reports on the top five disruptive technologies in higher ed: http://snip.ly/rl5mg

* Providing an “open” pathway for non-traditional learners. Evolllution reports: http://snip.ly/ss7vc

* Harvard University’s reported decision to rescind the admissions offers of at least 10 people for posting offensive memes sheds light on a lesser-known student forum: the meme thread. The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at this trend: http://snip.ly/kqvw5

* Why colleges need to embrace the apprenticeship. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/cvou4

* Q&A: First-generation students. The New York Times asked five first-generation journalism students to interview other first-generation students at their colleges about the challenges they have faced. Here’s what they found: http://snip.ly/ok81r

* Realtor.com looked at 336 college degrees to determine which would most quickly put their bearers in a financial position to buy a home. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/vwlmw

MEMBER NEWS

* Liz Rodbell, president of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor, gives sound advice to LIM College’s 2017 graduates. Footwear News reports: http://snip.ly/094ed

Jamestown Business College celebrates 131st commencement ceremony. The Jamestown Post Journal reports: http://snip.ly/pkf2q

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* Advocates view the future of historically Black colleges and universities warily. Diverse Issues in Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/ozrbn

* ‘I won’t give up’: How first-generation students see college. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/1xuhi

* Every prior education secretary has spoken at the Education Writers Association’s annual seminar, but DeVos declined this year’s invite. The Atlantic reports: http://snip.ly/4mtoc

* Fine print and tough questions for the Purdue-Kaplan deal. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2rUhSlN

* Southern New Hampshire makes cuts to grow. Inside Higher Ed provides the details: http://snip.ly/r3coh

* Accreditation is broken. Time to repair it. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/ofvn8

* Students were promised loan forgiveness. Under Trump, they wait and worry. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/lq42x

* The $1.3 trillion student loan problem facing Betsy DeVos. CNN Money reports: http://snip.ly/8uq2x

* Good Call breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly in Trump’s Higher Education budget: http://snip.ly/jz6rc

* Changes to the future of student loan servicing. New America reports: http://snip.ly/it0n6

* NYU program piles on classes for early graduation. Market Place writes: http://snip.ly/355pg

MEMBER NEWS

* Lara Derasmo, account manager for Cutie Pie Baby Clothing manufacturer in New York City and LIM College alumna donates infant clothing. TC Palm reports: http://snip.ly/sfd1r

* Lord & Taylor’s Liz Rodbell gives keynote address at LIM College Commencement. The Daily Front Row reports: http://snip.ly/u1kpz

* For the eighth consecutive year, SVA earns the ADC School of the Year title: http://snip.ly/f632h

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* Several states are taking a hard look at high-profile student financial aid programs as they debate their budget priorities, searching for savings and reconsidering how they spend money on scholarship and grant programs. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/79wsr

* What Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget would mean for higher ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://snip.ly/pwa08

* The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on why a Fafsa tool’s continued outage has hit community colleges so hard: http://snip.ly/yfwqx

* A new survey shows a mixed bag for online education market growth at community colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/oeqjy

* Bringing the dream of an elite college education to rural students, a nonprofit organization is working to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students applying to, and attending, leading institutions. The New York Times reports: http://snip.ly/19uz8

* SUNY’s departing chancellor says that rather than focusing on the lack of state funding, public-college officials should be talking about how higher education can do a better job. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/3keca

 * The New York Times opines on how student debt is negatively affecting economic growth. http://snip.ly/pbyyc

* Knowledge is power when it comes to judging college performance. The Brookings Institute writes: http://snip.ly/24wby

* President Trump’s budget is a cynical attack on college​ students. The Center for American Progress writes: http://snip.ly/6fton

* A new report questions why are so few Pell recipients attending elite colleges? Real Clear Education reports: http://snip.ly/4hlqu

* Treating students as customers. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/t7cpt (subscription required)

* The planned statewide review of colleges’ compliance with the new sex assault investigations law was reportedly prompted by anecdotal evidence that suggested colleges had not been taking the law seriously. The Times Union reports: http://snip.ly/7o47t

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Five Towns College holds 43rd commencement in Dix Hills. Newsday reports: http://snip.ly/59ukh

LIM College student, Sabina Saliu of Bettendorf Iowa, receives the Maxwell F. Marcuse Founder’s Scholarship. The Quad City Times reports: http://snip.ly/6c6ag

The College of Westchester receives Business Partner of the Year award: http://snip.ly/2zvoq

* Graduation Senior Grants Director for the Gebbie Foundation, Andrea Gerace Magnuson, will serve as the commencement speaker at the 131st Annual Graduation Ceremony of Jamestown Business College on June 3. The Jamestown Post-Journal reports: http://snip.ly/fpm51

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  • A bipartisan group of senators seek to end ban on collecting data in the hopes of helping students and the public judge colleges. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/upazn
  • The President of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island writes in The Hechinger Report: Purdue University, by acquiring schools and college from Kaplan University, is expanding access to higher education, despite opposition. http://snip.ly/gtzgm
  • A new federally funded grant makes college more affordable for low-income students. Refinery 29 reports: http://snip.ly/0fm80
  • Despite deeper tuition discounts from private college, the schools aren’t seeing the growth in enrollment they anticipated. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://snip.ly/33phk
  • Tuition discounting from private college and universities continues to rise. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/dz5zk
  • Tennessee launches Tennessee Promise, a program that covers tuition at the state’s community colleges; this could serve as an example to New York State and others. NY Times reports: http://snip.ly/srq0m
  • Complicated student loans repayment process creates confusion. Market Watch reports: http://snip.ly/owihe

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  • Monroe College will appear on an upcoming episode of CBS’ Undercover Boss. Which celebrity went undercover on campus and why were they there? You’ll have to tune in this Friday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. to find out! 
  • Berkeley College business programs accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education: http://snip.ly/e1224
  • Five Towns College grad wins New York Emmy For Short Film. Hamptons News reports: http://snip.ly/tck8k

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  • A plan to kill high school transcripts … and transform college admissions. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/i3s18
  • According to a recent report written by written by Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, and Amy Li, an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado, the federal default rate downplays student loan struggles. NYSFAAA reports: http://snip.ly/j85ay
  • Should N.J. copy N.Y.’s tuition-free college program? Not so fast, state says. NJ.com reports: http://snip.ly/n5wc0
  • NY’s Proprietary Colleges seek tuition assistance for their students. Donna Gurnett quoted. WAER reports:  http://snip.ly/c77y5
  • New York’s proprietary colleges seek to expand the private college scholarship program. Donna Gurnett quoted. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/e436n (An excerpt of the article can be found on the APC website.)
  • Four major changes our colleges should undergo right now. eCampus News writes: http://snip.ly/x8izi
  • Le Moyne president: Collaboration is the key to changing higher education. Syracuse.com reports: http://snip.ly/qferw

MEMBER NEWS

  • Bronx scholar athlete goes from homeless shelter to a Berkeley College degree. CBS New York reports: http://snip.ly/65dhp
  • Five Towns College music faculty to perform at the Heckscher Museum of Art: http://snip.ly/ovn3s
  • Todd Lotcpeich, associate director of employer management and alumni relations at LIM College, speaks to the value of internships. Good Call reports: http://snip.ly/4u90f
  • Berkeley College celebrated the largest graduating class to date during the 2017 Commencement on May 5, 2017. More than 2,900 students have been awarded Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s degrees. The Commencement ceremony also included the first class of those receiving MBA in Management degrees. http://snip.ly/3o31u

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