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News Links | April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

CBC music instructor named top music educator in state

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

Meet TCC's All-Washington Scholars for 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 recognized as top Washington state scholars

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

Studium Generale presents ‘Zen and the Art of Chickenman’

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

North Seattle light-rail stations to open Oct. 2

... 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

Students seek tangible changes in face of anti-Asian hate

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

Zoom addresses academic freedom concerns

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 platforms. 
Inside Higher Ed, April 19, 2021

Q&A: Talking FAFSA

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

Zoom bombings that target marginalized people spark demands for legal protections

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

University of Colorado refused to pay $17 million ransom

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

Advances in deaf education

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

Community colleges turn to new incentives for recruitment

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 began.
Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2021

A look at faculty, presidents’ salaries

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

Biden brass visit Illinois, North Carolina community colleges

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

Lights, camera, teach?

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

Kvaal: More state support for higher ed

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

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