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  Member College News
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Student fashion show: Moore students mix media for the win
posted: 16 hours ago   source: philly.com  
There was something about a particular purple-feathered number at Moore College of Art & Design’s annual fashion show that sparked a little amethyst-hued joy in my soul. The judges agreed. At the school’s Barnes Foundation presentation, that frock’s designer, Mariah Fisher, won the college’s Liz Collins Critic Collection Award.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge?
posted: 16 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
Free college is a lovely, sensible notion — but countries seem capable of embracing it only when enough of their top earners pay 50% or more of their income in taxes. New York is the sole state to offer to cover tuition at all its public colleges and universities. But, the new program will help only a small fraction of the state’s residents & doesn't cover living expenses.
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  Student Loan News
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Student Debt’s Grip on the Economy
posted: 21 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
After decades of rising college costs and tepid income growth, student debt is a drag on U.S. economic growth. The cost of a four-year college education, adjusted for inflation, is two and half times what it was in 1978-79; since then, median family income has increased only 20%. Rising wages will help. We need better government repayment plans; the Trump Administration wants the opposite.
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
posted: May 18th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Funding for college work-study programs would be halved & public-service loan forgiveness would end under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives. More than $700 million in Perkins loans for disadvantaged students would be cut. Subsidies that enable federal borrowers to pay no interest on student loans while in college would end.
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  General College News
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Free Tuition? Tennessee Could Tutor New York
posted: May 16th   source: nytimes.com  
The 'Tennessee Promise' - a 'last dollar' scholarship - pays tuition for all students at the state’s community colleges. Community college enrollment is up by a third; the amount that students borrow from the federal government is down. For the past two years, Tennessee has led the nation in FAFSA applications. But, some of the state’s four-year colleges have faced declining enrollment.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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William Peace University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted: May 16th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
William Peace University, the nation's top-ranked college for internships according to U.S. News & World Report, has become the 16th North Carolina private college to participate in the SAGE Enrollment Consortium. 100% of William Peace students graduate after an internship, facilitated by WPU's location in downtown Raleigh, the state capitol.
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  General College News
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UC Regents Expected to Limit Enrollment of Nonresident Undergrads
posted: May 16th   source: www-sfchronicle-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
The University of California regents, who are generally reluctant to limit the lucrative enrollment of out-of-state undergraduate students, are very likely to do so for the first time. A proposal, by UC President Janet Napolitano, would cap nonresident enrollment at 18% at each campus. In return, lawmakers will increase state aid to the UC system.
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  Student Loan News
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6 Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid
posted: May 15th   source: aba.com  
6 tips from the American Bankers' Association to new graduates: Create & use a budget. Don't rack up debt - especially on a credit card. Start putting away money now for retirement. Don't think that you're invincible; start an emergency fund now. Build up your credit history and rating by paying your bills - on time. Take advantage of free help from your bank, including a personalized financial checkup.
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  Paying For College
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Say goodbye to low interest rates on federal student loans, at least for now
posted: May 15th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Families have been benefiting from historic lows on student loan interest rates. But that will change this fall. As a result of the Treasury Department’s recent auction of 10-year notes, interest rates on federal student loans will rise by seven-tenths of a percentage point, effective July 1 for loans taken out to pay for the 2017-18 academic year.
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  College Admissions News
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Why getting rid of grades would help rich students — and hurt poor ones
posted: May 15th   source: www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org  
Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. Their proposed two-page replacement transcript would exclude grades AND even the names of the courses a student took - instead describing skills that students have 'mastered.'
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  College Admissions News
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Can coaching truly boost SAT scores? For years, the College Board said no. Now it says yes.
posted: May 15th   source: washingtonpost.com  
For many years, the College Board has claimed that test prep couldn’t significantly boost scores on the SAT exam — as a lucrative test-prep industry blossomed & proved that it could. Now, suddenly, the organization is admitting that coaching can help improve scores — especially for those who use a free coaching program with which it has partnered, the online Khan Academy.
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  Member College News
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As Graduates Obsess About Jobs, Colleges Cut Spending on Career Services
posted: May 15th   source: washingtonmonthly.com  
Megan Ruby may still be in only her first year at Maine's Thomas College, majoring in business management, but she’s further along toward a career than of this month's graduates. Ruby has already repeatedly met with career counselors, learned how to polish her resume, and used some of her newly-acquired professional development skills when she interviewed in person for a summer job at a bank.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University professor named a fellow of the American Association of Nursing's Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
posted: May 15th   source: misericordia.edu  
The American Association of Nursing’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program selected Brenda Hage, Ph.D., D.N.P., C.R.N.P., assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education and chief nurse administrator at Misericordia University, as a fellow.

The program selects fellows through a competitive application process. The professional development experience prepares a more diverse pool of leaders for...
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  Member College News
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Ohio Northern College of Pharmacy earns grant to provide hepatitis C virus screening for Hardin County residents
posted: May 15th   source: onu.edu  
The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy has been awarded a 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Excellence in Pharmacy Education Scholarship. The $20,000 grant will support a two-year program to utilize the college’s Mobile Health Clinic to screen 1,000 underserved patients in Hardin County for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
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  Member College News
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Are college students getting the attention they deserve?
posted: May 13th   source: philly.com  
According to Widener University (PA) President Julie Wollman, colleges that provide personal attention and support are better for our children. She cites a 2014 Gallup-Purdue University study demonstrating that undergraduates who experienced personal attention and strong support of professors and others on campus were, after graduation, much more likely to be thriving.
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  College Admissions News
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College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.
posted: May 13th   source: nytimes.com  
College graduates typically earn more money, are more satisfied with their jobs and are less likely to be on public assistance than people with only high school degrees. Students understand this; the aspiration to go to college is now almost universal. Here's the story of TaTy' Terria Gary, who will be heading to Kansas' Newman University (a SAGE member college).
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  Member College News
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KING’S COLLEGE (PA) AND VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY COMPLETE LAW DEGREE AFFILIATION AGREEMENT
posted: May 12th   source: kings.edu  
Officials of King’s College (Pa.) and Villanova University recently completed an affiliation agreement that will allow either King’s juniors or seniors guaranteed admission and an annual scholarship to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law given they meet grade-point-average and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) requirements.
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  Member College News
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Cabrini launches center on Immigration
posted: May 9th   source: philly.com  
Cabrini University (PA) has launched a Center on Immigration, 'an academic, nonpartisan organization' created to promote immigrant rights through research, education and advocacy. Last month, the university started the Center of Urban Education, Equity and Improvement. In the fall, it will open the Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education and the Center for Global Learning.
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  General College News
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How to Prepare for an Automated Future
posted: May 9th   source: nytimes.com  
College is more valuable than ever, research shows. The jobs that are still relatively safe from automation require higher education & interpersonal skills fostered by living with other students. 'Human bodies in close proximity to other human bodies stimulate real compassion, empathy, vulnerability and social-emotional intelligence.' For most students, independent learning may take too much drive and discipline....
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  Higher Ed and Washington
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Trump Walks Back Threat to Defund Black Colleges
posted: May 9th   source: nytimes.com  
When President Trump signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, he zeroed in on a tiny sliver of it, suggesting that he might disregard $20 million in funding for loan subsidies and other aid to historically black universities. The White House has 'walked back' the statement that directing government spending to universities associated with a particular race was unconstitutional.
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