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Talking Points: Rough Waters
CURRENTS Article The new income-based plan Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), which took effect in December 2015, adds more complexity to an already difficult decision. The big news, however, is that it can help alumni with older student loans to lower their monthly payments. Let's look at its pros and cons.

Making Transition a Tradition
CURRENTS Article The ways alumni associations welcome their newest alumni can set the stage for a lasting relationship.

The Road to Lifelong Engagement
CURRENTS Article By targeting specific alumni groups, alumni associations can create powerful connections that increase engagement, volunteerism, and giving.

Goal Keepers
CURRENTS Article A new NCAA resource helps former student athletes score great careers.

Grassroots Organizing
CURRENTS Article When a group of young Tufts alumni said it wanted to raise money for the institution, the university gladly obliged.

Swept Away
CURRENTS Article An alumni versus students broomball tournament brings young alumni to homecoming at Michigan Technological University.

Inspiration and Aspiration
CURRENTS Article The Welcome Event at the University of Birmingham's College of Arts and Law sets the stage for new students' lifelong relationship with the university.

The Big Reveal
CURRENTS Article Queen's University Belfast uses an impromptu fashion contest at graduation to engage its brand-new young alumni.

Advance Work: Young Alumni Rock
CURRENTS Article La Trobe University in Australia has success with its new young alumni group.

Making the Grade
CURRENTS Article It's time to assess your young alumni programming. Read about what some other institutions have done to engage this important segment of the alumni association.

Like With Like
CURRENTS Article Young alumni might not be as excited as your older alumni about coming back to campus for a traditional homecoming or reunion weekend. How do you keep them engaged? Think affinity programming.

Community Writ Large and Small
CURRENTS Article At many institutions the majority of students are women, the student body is increasing, or more ethnically diverse students are enrolling. Alumni officers are smart to revise their programming to serve these alumni.

Spotlight on the Stars
CURRENTS Article A selection of 2000 Circle of Excellence winners, including alumni relations programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Institute of Technology and Higher Studies of Monterrey, Queretaro Campus, and St. Clement's School; publications at Wake Forest University, La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, and Stanford University; and fund raising programs at Iowa State University Foundation, University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business, and Southern Methodist University.

Keeping Up with the Younger Crowd
CURRENTS Article Trying to connect with your recent graduates? Consider this sampling of successful ideas for finding, involving, and motivating new alumni

Inside Information
CURRENTS Article Tips on better reaching and serving young alumni.

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