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News Links | March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Workshop outlines ways to coordinate relief efforts during a disaster

Members of the community gathered in the Schermer Building Wednesday at Grays Harbor College for a daylong workshop on disaster preparedness that included talk of the potentially devastating effects of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake on the West Coast.
The Daily World, March 17, 2016

Search for GHC president down to four

The field of candidates to replace retiring Grays Harbor College President Ed Brewster has been narrowed to four, the college announced Thursday. ... Dr. Robert Mohrbacher’s recent employment includes Vice President for instruction and Student Services at Big Bend Community College; Interim Vice President for Learning and Student Services at Pierce College Puyallup. ... Dr. James Minkler’s recent employment includes Vice President of Learning and Chief Academic Officer of Spokane Falls Community College; District Academic Service Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane District Office.
The Daily World, March 16, 2016

Skagit Valley College students collect harvest to help food bank

Despite the past week’s strong windstorms, the delicate leaves and fragile flowers of the lettuce and cucumber plants at Skagit Valley College remained undamaged. Planted just 40 days ago, the 300 heads of miniature lettuce and the snack-size cucumbers have thrived in the college’s greenhouse, which has been used by students in the sustainable agriculture education program for the past two years.
Skagit Valley Herald, March 16, 2016

Editorial: Sowing resolution at TCC

Spring arrives on Sunday, and the sun is warming up the earth through increasingly longer days. Gardeners are starting to dream in shades of green. Fortunately for those who have long worked a community plot at Tacoma Community College, spring means yet another growing season.
The News Tribune, March 16, 2016

SSC students recognized on All-Washington Academic Team

South Seattle College students Austin Tugade and Musa Abdi have been named to the All-Washington Academic Team, as selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
West Seattle Herald, March 16, 2016

Maddox, Semidei honored with All-Washington Academic Team placement

South Puget Sound Community College students Augustine Maddox and Lara Semidei will be honored at the 2016 All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 24. Gov. Jay Inslee will be on hand to acknowledge recipients at the 21st annual ceremony, hosted by SPSCC.
Thurston Talk, March 16, 2016

Clark College updates new site plan

Clark College officials presented an update on its north county satellite campus during a meet-and-greet preceding its board of trustees meeting in the library at View Ridge Middle School on Wednesday afternoon.
The Columbian, March 16, 2016

More than 300 attend local disaster preparedness town hall

Edmonds Community College’s Woodway Hall was host Tuesday evening to the inaugural “Count Me In When Disaster Strikes” event, where a capacity crowd gathered to listen and learn about how to effectively respond when Mother Nature turns the tables on us.
My Edmonds News, March 15, 2016

CPTC: Veterans Resource Center opens doors to new space

The Veterans Resource Center has settled into its new location in Building 2 on Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus. Earlier this month the VRC relocated from Building 22 to Building 2, Room 109, a location that gives student veterans and non-veterans more space to study, socialize and decompress.
The Suburban Times, March 15, 2016

Broad collaboration in northeast Spokane looking to become a Promise Zone

On a sunny Wednesday morning, Malaki Ramey is on his knees, patching holes in a once-empty home. ... Ramey is a member of YouthBuild, a program that helps people between the ages of 18 and 24 study for their GEDs and learn practical job skills. ... That’s why a GED pilot program is being run out of Regal Elementary. The program allows parents of students at Regal to study for and take their GED test at the school with tutoring from Spokane Community Colleges staff.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 26, 2016

Trends | Horizons | Education

Fund-raising for millennials

Elizabethtown College launches an online-first capital campaign to test the power of social media in higher education fund-raising. Black tie not required.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2016

New ground for Pearson

Community colleges are getting creative with how they handle low enrollment and money problems. A two-year college in Ohio has gone farther than most by hiring education juggernaut Pearson to handle marketing, recruitment and retention of students.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2016

Using Pell to boost merit aid

The number of Pell recipients a college enrolls doesn't tell the whole story, a report says. Institutional aid and how much low-income students end up paying also matters.
Inside Higher Ed, March 16, 2016

Study: Students know little about consumer credit

Nearly 60 percent of California college students interviewed for a recent survey could not define the term "credit score." The survey, released Tuesday by student loan website LendEDU, included responses from 668 students at both two-year and four-year institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, March 16, 2016 

Politics | Local, State, National

Taking on mandatory arbitration

Education Department may restrict common practice of for-profit colleges that prevents their students from suing them.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2016

Obama court pick not major force in higher ed law

Merrick B. Garland, President Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, could well have a major impact on legal issues important to colleges, their students and their employees. But as a judge on a federal appeals court, Garland has not written major opinions on higher education law.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2016

In new rule on student-loan forgiveness, 2 lawmakers demand fewer ‘hoops’

Two members of Congress pressed the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday to make it easier for student-loan borrowers to have their loans forgiven if they were defrauded by colleges. The agency’s latest debt-relief plan is a "vast improvement" over the original, they said, but still too restrictive.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 17, 2016

‘We need many more college graduates,’ says Obama’s departing higher-ed adviser

James Kvaal, President Obama’s top higher-education adviser, left the White House last week for a residency at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In an interview on Tuesday with The Chronicle, he reflected on his biggest accomplishments, his biggest battles, and what lies ahead — for him and his former boss.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 16, 2016

U.S. government further eases Cuba sanctions

The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury on Tuesday announced changes to sanctions regulations against Cuba that will further loosen restrictions on travel to the island and allow Cuban nationals in the U.S. to earn salaries or stipends. The changes also expand access to American financial institutions for Cuban nationals.
Inside Higher Ed, March 16, 2016

Legislature shrinks education opportunity gap; governor’s signature next

A comprehensive bill focused to give opportunity to systematically disadvantaged students, has passed the Legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature.
Port Townsend Leader, March 14, 2016

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