News Links | July 22, 2021
System News | Opinion
When college academics are balanced with relevant practical experience, students seem
to flourish. That certainly was the case for Wenatchee Valley College students like Nicole Warren who teamed up to develop a marketing plan and powerful
new website for the local 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial Committee.
Wenatchee World, July 22, 2021
Larissa Leon, a Sunnyside student who created a colorful Folklorico flower gown out
of duct tape, won the top prize in a $10,000 national scholarship contest. ... She
plans to use the $10,000 for her education and get closer to her dream of becoming
a dermatologist. She will graduate from Sunnyside High School in 2022 with an associate
in arts degree from Yakima Valley College’s Running Start program.
Yakima Herald, July 21, 2021
... According to WSDOT East, work started on the first project south of the Spokane
River in the Spokane Community College parking lot on July 13. The first concrete will be poured for the footings of the
substructure for the future North Spokane Corridor sometime in late July.
Its a welcome sight for local commuters.
KREM 2, July 20, 2021
... Across the freeway, North Seattle College President Dr. Chemene Crawford is also smiling. Her campus will be connected to the
light rail station by the pedestrian bridge, which is already in position over the
freeway. "I mean, we have so much opening up across the bridge, and this will provide
a gateway for not only students but for anyone who wants to access to campus or access
this beautiful neighborhood they were part of," she said.
King 5, July 20, 2021
Big Bend Community College program, Unmanned Aircraft Systems department, worked alongside local law enforcement
for drone training. The Moses Lake Police Department, Othello Police Department, Quincy
Police Department, Soap Lake Police, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office and the Central
Washing University Police had officers participate over the weekend.
News Radio 560 KPQ, July 20, 2021
Clark College said Tuesday that it will not require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall. The announcement
from the Vancouver-based college follows many other community colleges in the region
that have made the same call, such as Portland Community College. Clark announced
it will be requiring everyone on campus to continue wearing face coverings for the
OPB, July 20, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
... Twenty-four states now have legislation that allows community colleges to offer
baccalaureate degrees, according to Angela M. Kersenbrock, president of the Community
College Baccalaureate Association, which promotes access to community college bachelor’s
degrees as a way to close racial, ethnic and economic gaps.
Community College Daily, July 22, 2021
The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education released a question-and-answer
document Tuesday to provide institutions with resources to comply with the changes
made to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in 2020.
Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2021
... To mitigate the negative impact of implicit bias, specifically in college financial
aid offices, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
published the “Implicit Bias Toolkit.” The toolkit offers best practices to financial
aid administrators to address biases in policies related to institutional forms, communication,
cost of attendance, scholarships, student worker programs, verification and professional
Diverse Education, July 20, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, is continuing to hold up
a vote on the confirmation of a key higher education official at the Department of
Education, as Congress’s August recess approaches and big decisions for the department
are on the horizon.
Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2021
The House Appropriations Committee has approved more than $272 million in funding
through earmarks that would go to projects at 228 colleges and universities, according
to an analysis conducted by Inside Higher Ed.
Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2021