News Links | April 20, 2021
System News | Opinion
Columbia Basin College’s Bruce Walker has been named the Music Educator of the Year by the Washington Music
Educators Association. This award covers not just collegiate instruction, but K-12
music instruction as well. CBC’s music classes moved online in March 2020, with all
performances and teaching since then happening as a remote digital experience.
KEPR, April, 18, 2021
The annual All-Washington event celebrates two outstanding students from each community
and technical college in Washington. The event, which will be celebrated online April
15, is hosted by South Puget Sound Community College. Gina Marie Jones and Katrina Wangen will represent Tacoma Community College.
The Suburban Times, April 16, 2021
Edmonds College students Kelsey Dunlap and Brian Matson were honored as members of the 2021 All-Washington
Academic Team at a virtual ceremony on April 15. ... Speakers included Gov. Jay Inslee
and representatives from Phi Theta Kappa, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.
My Edmonds News, April 15, 2021
Peninsula College English Professor Matt Teorey will present his study, “Zen and the Art of Chickenman,”
when he speaks at the Studium Generale series at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. ... His area
of research was the 1970s radio program “Chickenman” and its connections to the classic
book by Robert M. Pirsig “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”
Peninsula Daily News, April 14, 2021
... King County Metro Transit will increase bus trips to the three stations in a service
change this fall. The NHL Kraken hockey-team headquarters and ice rinks being developed
at Northgate and a walk-bike bridge across Interstate 5 to North Seattle College should attract train riders.
US News & World Report, April 9, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
In the month since the March 16 shootings at three Atlanta-area spas that left eight
people dead, including six women of Asian descent, Asian and Asian American student
groups at campuses across the country have renewed their activism and advocacy efforts
and are demanding changes on their campuses.
Inside Higher Ed, April 20, 2021
Videoconferencing platform Zoom published a new policy giving higher education institutions
greater control over their online events and the speakers to whom they chose to give
Inside Higher Ed, April 19, 2021
Recent federal legislation to simplify the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student
Aid) may encourage more students to fill out the form — but the form’s difficulty
wasn’t the only barrier to FAFSA completion and college enrollment.
Community College Daily, April 18, 2021
It was supposed to be an empowering space for Black students at a university where
only about 5% of the student body identifies as Black. On the evening of Feb. 9, Seattle
University senior and Black Student Union President Adilia Watson welcomed a dozen
students who had joined a Zoom-based virtual meeting to watch a film clip in honor
of Black History Month and to discuss a BSU-led scholarship campaign.
The Seattle Times, April 18, 2021
The University of Colorado has declined to pay cybercriminals a $17 million ransom
in order for the criminals not to publish stolen information on the dark web. Several
universities, including the University of Colorado, Yeshiva University, the University
of Miami, the University of California system, Stanford University's School of Medicine
and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, recently confirmed that sensitive data
had been accessed and shared on the dark web ...
Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2021
Educational attainment for deaf people, according to the latest research from the
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, has been increasing since 2008. In
2019, about 5 percent of deaf and hard-of-hearing adults under 65, according to census
data, were enrolled in higher education. That's more than 190,000 people.
Inside Higher Ed, April 15, 2021
Enrollment at community colleges continued its downward slide this semester, according
to the latest report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Enrollment
fell by 9.5 percent since last spring, replicating registration data from fall 2020
and representing the steepest declines in the higher ed sector since the pandemic
Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2021
The annual compensation survey by the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) provides a glimpse at how faculty members have fared over the past year. Overall,
average full-time faculty salaries among surveyed U.S. colleges and universities increased
1% over the past year, which is the smallest increase since AAUP began tracking the
measure in 1972.
Community College Daily, April 13, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The Biden administration on Monday sent some of its top brass to community colleges
to advocate for several of the president’s proposals to revive the U.S. economy.
Community College Daily, April 19, 2021
Florida is poised to pass a bill allowing students to record classes for personal
use -- and to complain about professors who violate students' free expression. Idaho's
higher ed budget is also on hold over lawmakers' concerns about diversity programs.
Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2021
States should contribute more toward public higher education to help contain college
costs for students, says President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. education under secretary.
Community College Daily, April 15, 2021