News Links | April 27, 2021
System News | Opinion
Olympic College student Dylan Diefendorf led a team to victory at the University of Washington’s
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge for a more environmentally friendly
crab-pot and buoy system, which could save the lives of many whales.
Kitsap Sun, April 26, 2021
... Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College also “have no plans” at this time to require the vaccine for the fall, spokeswoman
Carolyn Casey said. “We are pleased to have the CHAS vaccination and drive-through
testing site on our SCC campus and we plan to provide additional vaccine educational
opportunities for our students and employees,” she said in a statement.
The Spokesman-Review, April 25, 2021
... Ardi Kveven was at the helm of the research vessel Phocoena just offshore of Everett
on a recent spring morning. She had the vessel built with funding from the National
Science Foundation for the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) she directs at Everett Community College. The program instructs kids in the science, wonder and history of Puget Sound through
a curriculum centered on getting students out on the water.
The Seattle Times, April 25, 2021
The Peninsula College seventh annual Native American Culture Fair will be offered virtually this year,
starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29. All are invited to this free cultural event
spotlighting youth voices and Native American history, languages and traditions.
Sequim Gazette, April 25, 2021
Legislature passes $6.3 billion capital budget with funding for Eastern Washington universities, community projects
A $6.3 billion capital budget unanimously passed the Legislature with money for projects
at colleges in Eastern Washington, Spokane’s fish hatchery, a statewide expansion
of broadband access and new housing projects. ... Spokane Falls Community College will get $19.3 million for a new fine and applied arts building that would combine
the fine arts and photography buildings.
The Spokesman-Review, April 25, 2021
Grays Harbor College is inviting the community to a free workshop on racial and culture awareness titled
“Exploring the Dynamics of Difference.” ... Participants will be invited to examine
their experiences with difference as it relates to their own values, attitudes, bias,
beliefs, privileges, stereotypes, and other important areas associated with self-awareness.
The Daily News, April 24, 2021
... Lower Columbia College Director of Instructional Operations Natalie Richie said students’ direct involvement
in classes will allow them to leave with skills they immediately can apply to their
businesses. “These trainings will be hands on, so it won’t … just be lectures,” she
The Daily News, April 22, 2021
In recognition of their high academic achievements, four outstanding Pierce College
students were recently named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team. ... Pierce College Fort Steilacoom has selected Justin Tran and Terrance Williams. Pierce College Puyallup has selected Constanza Macarena Valencia Lopez and Slava Peshkilev.
The Suburban Times, April 22, 2021
South Puget Sound Community College has announced to students that fall quarter instruction will remain mostly online
because of social distancing requirements under COVID-19, an official said. SPSCC
expects the 6-foot distancing rule to remain in place for colleges, and if that’s
the case, the college simply does not have enough classroom space to meet the requirement,
spokeswoman Kelly Green said.
The Olympian, April 22, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
The federal Student and Exchange Visitor Program announced Monday that is extending
its current guidance on online learning and international students for the 2021-22
Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2021
Figuring out what to do with your life is a challenge for anyone. Students are often
told to get their bachelor's degree and find their passion and they'll eventually
be rewarded by landing their dream job. For most people, it's not that simple.
NPR, April 26, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The reintroduced College Transparency Act is receiving broad support across the political
spectrum and from professional organizations, but opponents of the bill in higher
education are concerned about how students’ information would be shared with the federal
Inside Higher Ed, April 26, 2021
House Education and Labor Committee leaders this week discussed reauthorizing the
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-Virginia)
and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) said in a statement that they
have started a bipartisan effort to rework WIOA, which is the nation’s main federal
workforce development legislation.
Community College Daily, April 22, 2021