News Links | July 7, 2020
System News | Opinion
International students going to college in the United States may have to leave the
country or transfer to another college if their schools decide to teach all classes
online, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Monday. ... Several Puget
Sound-area community colleges also hosted more than a thousand international students
each, including Green River, Seattle Central and Edmonds community colleges, in 2018.
The Seattle Times, July 6, 2020
... Evans Kaame: Although I’m transferring to Washington State University, Clark College is home to me; I have built lasting friendships I will always cherish. While studying
at Clark College, I had the honor of serving the students as the president of the
student government. In this capacity, I had the privilege of meeting with honorable
people who serve in politics and economic development.
The Columbian, July 5, 2020
Peninsula College has announced that international student Saki Kambe, managing editor of The Buccaneer,
has received an honorable mention in the 2020 Pacific Northwest Association Journalism
Educators contest. Kambe was recognized in the general news category for her article
“Makah Tribe Treaty Rights and Whaling, Decision Imminent” in Vol. 62, No. 6 of The
Buccaneer paper which was published on March 7.
Peninsula Daily News, July 5, 2020
The Daily Herald welcomes a new columnist to its Opinion pages, a woman who grew up
in the Puget Sound region, lives in Everett and has started her career in higher education
in Snohomish County. Ciera Graham is the director of Everett Community College’s East County Campus in Monroe, offering her leadership in areas of student services,
marketing, community partnerships and fundraising.
Everett Herald, July 5, 2020
The show must go on and Walla Walla Community College Community Education will make this possible, despite the coronavirus pandemic quarantine,
by offering three virtual theater courses and subsequent performances this summer.
Union-Bulletin, July 3, 2020
Speaking at at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Tuesday, June 30, Gov. Jay Inslee offered his perspective when asked how
he would address citizens who feel a mask-wearing mandate violates their constitutional
The News Tribune, July 2, 2020
Big Bend Community College’s Center for Business and Industry Services and Grant PUD, national tech education
provider, Black Rocket, are rolling out a youth virtual summer STEAM camp. ... “The
goal behind it is to keep kids learning throughout the summer,” said Tiffany Fondren,
560 KPQ, July 2, 2020
Bellevue College’s Interim President Gary Locke has approved a one-time allocation from the president’s
discretionary account to 91.3 KBCS-FM, and save the jobs of the News Director and
Program Director. KBCS is affiliated with Bellevue College, and the college’s Board
of Trustees holds the broadcast license for the radio station.
Northwest Asian Weekly, July 2, 2020
In order to offset the loss in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for
an estimated 15 percent budget cut, Centralia College is furloughing employees for four days throughout the month of July, the college
stated in a recent news release.
The Daily Chronicle, July 2, 2020
... Visual Communications Artists at Shoreline Community College design with a purpose, creating art that works. Students study foundational skills
and principles for a range of multimedia disciplines while gaining specialized training
or degree in a focused area of expertise: graphic design, animation and video, game
art, or project management.
Shoreline Area News, July 1, 2020
Students at the Clarkston branch of Walla Walla Community College will have a new degree opportunity to pursue this fall. The college will offer an
associate degree in agricultural business — an addition that will not affect the budget,
according to WWCC systemwide President Chad Hickox.
Lewiston Tribune, July 1, 2020
... Karl Smith, associate vice chancellor for enrollment services and director of
admissions at the University of Washington at Tacoma, has been named vice president
for student affairs at Tacoma Community College.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 1, 2020
Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program instructor Bob Gunter recognized with prestigious award
Bates Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level program instructor Bob Gunter recently received
the 2020 Exceptional Faculty Award in a surprise presentation, which included a drive-by
celebration from college programs like Fire Service.
The Suburban Times, July 1, 2020
Trends | Horizons | Education
New guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program issued by the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security has stoked anger and confusion from students, faculty and immigration
advocates. The new temporary final rule, issued Monday afternoon, prohibits international
students from returning to or remaining in the United States this fall if the colleges
they attend adopt online-only instruction models amid the pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2020
... “At a time when colleges and universities are focused on demonstrating value,
ensuring students understand how their coursework is directly preparing them for their
desired career can make a major difference.”
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2020
... The numbers have risen as states and schools have launched campaigns urging students
to apply for aid, but they remain down overall from last year. It’s raising alarms
among education officials who say thousands of students may be opting to delay or
forgo college, with potentially dire consequences for their job prospects and future
PBS News Hour, July 6, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this week awarded $80.6 million in grants to help
states improve and expand registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs). Building State
Capacity to Expand Apprenticeship through Innovation grants would strengthen the national
apprenticeship system, promote system alignment and partnerships and improve data
sharing and data integrity, according to DOL.
Community College Daily, July 1, 2020
Politics | Local, State, National
A new report highlights ways governors and other state policy makers are working to
improve workforces with lifelong learning. ... An interactive website lets people
explore different policy pathways aimed at achieving these phases. It also includes
case studies from Alabama, Arkansas and Washington.
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2020
Last night, the House of Representatives released its long-awaited education appropriations
bill outlining proposed spending for the upcoming fiscal year. Among other things,
the bill proposes a major win for thousands of incarcerated adults -- reinstating
Pell grants to those in federal and state prisons.
New America, July 7, 2020
Advocates for immigrant college students cheered the Supreme Court’s recent 5-to-4
decision blocking the Trump administration from immediately ending the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protection against deportation and
gives work authorization to about 650,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S.
as children with their parents and without legal authorization.
Inside Higher Ed, July 6, 2020
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the state Health Secretary are hitting the pause
button on the county-by-county reopening process in response to the worsening coronavirus
pandemic. Inslee announced that for at least the next two weeks all counties in Washington
state will stay in whatever reopening phase they are currently in -- with a couple
KNKX, July 2, 2020
Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report evaluating
the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The watchdog’s report
showed that the implementation of the coronavirus relief law, known as the CARES Act,
from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education was less than
Forbes, June 29, 2020