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News Links | July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Opinion: Rufus Woods: WVC student learned great lessons building Spirit of America website

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

Sunnyside student wins $10,000 scholarship for duct tape prom dress

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

North Spokane Corridor beings to take shape on Spokane Community College campus

... 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

A look inside the nearly-complete Seattle Kraken Community Iceplex

... 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 participates in law enforcement drone training

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 will not require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall

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 time being.
OPB, July 20, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Baccalaureates at community colleges are making a difference

... 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

Department of Education releases Q&A on Title IX guidance

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

NASFAA creates toolkit to reduce implicit bias in financial aid policies

... 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 judgment.
Diverse Education, July 20, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Warren using her power over ED

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

Earmarks are back

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

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