News Links | October 11, 2018
System News | Opinion
... 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
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 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
Peninsula Daily News, Oct. 9, 2018
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
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
Bustler, Oct. 8, 2018
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
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
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
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