News Links | July 8, 2021
System News | Opinion
Six Walla Walla Community College students will be selected to receive $1,500 scholarships and four more will receive
$250 each as part of a vaccine incentive program funded by the state of Washington.
Participating in Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Shot of a Lifetime” campaign, WWCC will award
scholarships to 10 students whose names are randomly drawn and who can show they’ve
received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 26.
NBC Right Now, July 7, 2021
Students at South Puget Sound Community College will need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to return to in-person classes
this fall. Employees working on campus also will need to prove they are vaccinated.
The college will become a “fully vaccinated COVID-19 campus” at the start of the fall
quarter this year, according to a Tuesday news release.
The Olympian, July 7, 2021
Cascadia College anticipates a 43% return to face-to-face classes. Everett Community College puts the percentage of in-person instruction at 35% to 40%, while Washington State
University Everett is gearing up for a fully in-person schedule. ... More than half
of fall classes at Edmonds College in Lynnwood will either be in-person or hybrid, a mix of in-person and online.
Everett Herald, July 6, 2021
It’s been 20 years in the making. A multipurpose athletic complex for Centralia College is nearing its final stages before construction is set to begin, said Steve Ward,
former vice president of finances and administration at the college.
The Chronicle, July 5, 2021
Columbia Basin College has decided to allow in-person instruction for its arts classes this fall, allowing
many students to return to studying arts on campus for the first time since last March.
“Creativity, live creativity will be coming back in fall quarter, and we have waited
long for this time period to actually occur,” said Bill McKay, CBC Dean for Arts &
KEPR, July 4, 2021
Clark College recently received certification of three new Career Launch programs. The new programs
offer an Associate in Applied Technology degree in cuisine management through a partnership
with Beaches Restaurant, Bar and Catering and welding technologies through a partnership
with Madden Fabrication.
The Columbian, July 3, 2021
The Edmonds College Foundation was recently awarded $170,000 by the Verdant Health Commission to expand
its mental health services for students. The grant will fund two additional counseling
positions in the college’s Counseling and Resource Center (CRC) for the 2021-2022
academic year, with an additional two annual renewals.
My Edmonds News, July 2, 2021
In an exclusive interview with iFIBER ONE News, Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy opened up about the discriminatory struggles she faced
as an openly-gay leader, minister, and educator, while acknowledging the purpose of
Pride Month and what it means to her.
iFiber One, July 1, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Student housing at community colleges is somewhat rare — only 28% of community colleges
in America have on-campus dormitory options for their students. But the last twenty
years have seen a growing number of community colleges try to find creative ways to
help their students who are housing or food insecure.
Diverse Education, July 8, 2021
Even more than usual, college leaders are eager to get into the minds of their current
and would-be students, to try to understand how the upheaval and uncertainty of the
last 15 months have altered their expectations about their educations.
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
As momentum grows around providing students with supports that foster retention and
completion, a bill seeking to address one of the biggest hindrances in bringing these
types of programs to community colleges has been reintroduced in the Senate, with
a path forward appearing to be clearer than in years past.
Inside Higher Ed, July 8, 2021
The Biden administration formally withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump administration
that would have required international students to reapply for student visas after
fixed terms of up to four years.
Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2021
Congress recently opted not to fold into federal legislation on research and innovation
a provision that would have made Pell Grants available to learners in very short-term
training programs. But it is widely believed to be only a matter of time before federal
law is changed to allow Pell funds to be used for that purpose.
Inside Higher Ed, July 2, 2021