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News Links | October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Unique deal means redemption for vilified landlord, housing for TCC students who need help

... Under a deal recently finalized between THA, Tacoma Community College and the local developer who bought the Tiki earlier this year, Highland Flats — as it will now be known — will become part of THA and TCC’s College Housing Assistance Program. That means the property’s 62 units will be made available to TCC students experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. ... Without the program, Anthony said, college — and achieving her goal of working in information technology — would be nearly impossible. Previously, Anthony and her daughters were forced to live in a home with eight family members — and three generations — all under one roof. 
The News Tribune, Oct. 10, 2018

New grant helps STAR Project continue to assist inmates with community re-entry

A grant from the U.S. Department of Justice has been awarded “just in time” to this Walla Walla nonprofit. ... STAR also works with Walla Walla Community College to help clients complete a program and/or degree. STAR’s pre-release transition program, run by Kathy Farrell-Guizar, has been taken over by WWCC’s new re-entry navigator position, which works with Washington State Penitentiary inmates.
Union-Bulletin, Oct. 10, 2018

Peninsula College awarded $2.2 million federal grant

Peninsula College announced Monday it will receive a $2.2 million grant from the federal Department of Education that officials say will enhance student success and academic quality. Officials learned Sept. 28 it would receive the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant, money it plans to use to establish a Career Pathways Center, a Veteran’s Center and a Center for Teaching and Learning. “We’re very excited to have received the grant,” said Peninsula College President Luke Robins. “There were less than a dozen awarded nationally.”
Peninsula Daily News, Oct. 9, 2018

Students learn about high demand for skilled labor

Eric Renner knew his audience, so he got right to the point. Renner was among six participants on a panel speaking at a Manufacturing Day event at Clark College on Tuesday. In front of him: about 200 students from 11 Southwest Washington high schools, all of whom were either hand-picked or sought the opportunity to spend half of the day at the community college and hear about life as welders, machine operators, design engineers, semiconductor processors and the like.
The Columbian, Oct. 9, 2018

50 finalists have been selected for the 2018 GRAY Awards

GRAY Magazine announces its finalists for the 2018 GRAY Awards. Out of 300 plus submissions, 50 finalists have been selected across eleven categories. Designers and manufacturers across the Pacific Northwest were invited to submit products and projects focusing on various categories in design, including the "Design for Good" category which highlights designs that make a difference socially or environmentally. ... STUDENT DESIGN: OPEN CATEGORY A Spontaneous Playce, Daniel Cruz, Bellevue College Souq - Marketplace, Fatuma Ali, Bellevue College T1 Traveler, Perry Burke, University of Washington The Future of Connected Tools, Western Washington University Industrial Design Tyl, Western Washington University Industrial Design.
Bustler, Oct. 8, 2018

Pastry Arts alum explores creativity with chocolate

Many people love chocolate, but few take that passion to the level of Mollie Stewart. Stewart, a 2014 Clover Park Technical College Pastry Arts alum, uses chocolate to make beautiful – and delicious – art. “I’m just kind of experimenting with different flavors and different toppings, and I want to bring some delicious craft chocolate to Tacoma,” Stewart said. Chocolate provided the perfect venue to combine passions for Stewart, who attended Western Washington University for Studio Arts before realizing she wanted to pursue a career in pastry arts while working as a baker. A Tacoma native, she came to CPTC for the Pastry Arts program while her husband attended the Culinary Arts program. 
The Suburban Times, Sept. 30, 2018

Trends | Horizons | Education

The scooter wars of 2018

Dockless electric scooters are filling a transportation gap for students, who have quickly taken to using the app-based, pay-as-you-ride scooters to get around many campuses. A happy medium between bicycle and car, the new technology has brought convenience to students as well as confusion for college officials, who are figuring out how best to accommodate the scooters while addressing potential safety and accessibility issues.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 10, 2018

Anonymous website aims to out sexual assaulters at U. of Washington

Serial sexual assaulters get away with their crimes too often, say the creators of a new website at the University of Washington. Their solution? Anonymously post the names of the accused assaulters online for everyone to see. The unnamed moderators of the site, “Make Them Scared,” describe it as “a wiki dedicated to exposing the names of sexual harassers/attackers created in the University of Washington Seattle area.” ... The moderators of Make Them Scared seem to be actively courting publicity. In a section of the website titled “How to Help,” its creators suggest that people spread the word about their effort by sharing the hashtag #makethemscared or putting up posters. They also encourage students at other institutions to start a version of the website for their campus.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 9, 2018

Politics | Local, State, National

Removing barriers to higher ed

A college education typically is out of reach for people who are in prison, and even formerly incarcerated students often face questions about their past in the admissions process. Senator Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, wants to remove those restrictions for students who have been involved with the criminal justice system. He is spearheading bills that would restore Pell Grants for incarcerated students and encourage colleges to drop admissions questions about applicants’ criminal histories. “If we’re really committed to allowing people after they pay their debt to society to become productive members of their communities, we have to allow them to pursue their education,” he said in an interview with Inside Higher Ed.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 11, 2018

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