News Links | June 24, 2021
System News | Opinion
This Friday, as Grays Harbor College holds their virtual and drive-thru graduation events, local high school students
will also be celebrated. On June 25th , 2021, GHC will graduate 95 high-school seniors
from Grays Harbor and Pacific County schools with a total of 103 Associate degrees.
KXRO, June 23, 2021
To fix inequities, community colleges should quit requiring remedial classes, South King County report says
... Researchers from the Community Center for Education Results (nonprofit organization
behind the Road Map Project), Highline College and the Puget Sound College and & Career Network cross referenced the high school
transcripts of students, the courses they took in community college and various criteria
for placement into remedial courses at seven community colleges, including Bellevue, Green River,Seattle Colleges and Highline. ... The findings aren’t new to those who lead community colleges, said
Bill Moore, director of K-12 partnerships at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
The Seattle Times, June 23, 2021
... They also play a unique role in the Puget prairie ecosystem, said Derek Faust,
environmental sciences and technology instructor at Clover Park Technical College. ... “Everything kind of focuses around them,” said Michele LaFontaine, adjunct professor
and lab technician for Earth science courses at Pierce College.
News Tribune, June 22, 2021
Centralia College on Friday conferred an honorary bachelor's degree to Jim Lowery at its commencement
ceremony. The honorary bachelor's degree in applied management is in recognition of
his service to the college. “Jim has been a strong advocate for Centralia College
offering bachelor’s degrees, so it’s very fitting for him to be receiving an honorary
bachelor’s degree himself,” said Dr. Bob Mohrbacher, Centralia College president.
The Chronicle, June 21, 2021
On Tuesday, June 22, Clover Park Technical College will celebrate the achievements of its Class of 2021 at the Celebration of Graduates.
The 2021 commencement event honors CPTC students and invites their families to join
in the festivities. “The completion of studies is always a time for both celebration
and reflection, now more so than ever,” said Dr. Joyce Loveday, president of Clover
Park Technical College.
The Suburban Times, June 21, 2021
Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Jay of Sequim looks at her cellphone in Pirate Square prior to
the beginning of Saturday’s ceremony to award associate of arts degrees on the Port
Peninsula Daily News, June 20, 2021
Seattle Central College celebrated the class of 2021 with one of the few in-person graduation ceremonies
offered in the western Washington region. Seattle Central College was the last of
the trio of Seattle Colleges to hold commencement on Saturday, with North Seattle College holding theirs earlier that day and South Seattle College having its commencement June 18.
King 5, June 19, 2021
Walla Walla Community College won’t require COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of enrollment or employment this
fall, although it strongly recommends the practice. WWCC President Chad Hickox announced
the decision Friday in a letter to faculty, staff and students.
Lewiston Tribune, June 19, 2021
Shoreline Community College Dental Clinic relocates to University of Washington Health Sciences Center - but low cost services are still available for local residents
A new option for comprehensive, affordable oral care from two well-regarded dental
education providers is now available in Seattle, thanks to a partnership between Shoreline Community College’s Dental Hygiene program and the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry.
Shoreline Area News, June 19, 2021
On wheels and/or on foot, Class of 2021 graduates got to celebrate tonight at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Puget Ridge. School faculty and photo-op stops lined the southwest
corner of campus.
West Seattle Blog, June 18, 2021
Lower Columbia College’s $27 million operating budget for 2022 will allow the college to fill some positions
left vacant due to COVID-19 cuts. The Board of Trustees passed the budget at Wednesday’s
The Daily News, June 18, 2021
... He is close to earning his associate’s degree in aviation technology with plans
to continue to a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science at Green River College. He hopes to make a career for himself in aviation, and from thousands of feet in
the air, it is hard to see a ceiling.
Auburn Reporter, June 17, 2021
Doug Baldwin Jr., former Seattle Seahawk player and professional bowler, will be the
keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s virtual commencement ceremonies that will be streamed online Friday, June 25.
425 Magazine, June 17, 2021
No matter the activity, there’s a high probability the Foster sisters of Vancouver
are together. “We come in threes pretty much anywhere we go,” Carrigan Foster said.
“Everyone knows we’ve done everything together.” That includes graduating from Clark College.
The Columbian, June 17, 2021
Edmonds College will host an on-campus, drive-through commencement celebration 2-5 p.m. Friday, June
18. Faculty and staff will cheer on graduates as they drive or walk through the celebration
route. Strict COVID-19 safety guidelines will be maintained and attendance will be
Edmonds Beacon, June 17, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Spring enrollment for undergraduates this year was down nearly 5 percent from last
year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. That is roughly
10 times the decline experienced from spring 2019 to spring 2020. Community colleges
were the hardest hit, losing more than 9 percent of their students.
Inside Higher Ed, June 24, 2021
The Department of Education is planning to amend the regulations for Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972 put into place under the Trump administration and intends
to release its proposed rule next May.
Inside Higher Ed, June 24, 2021
A new report from Blackboard suggests that students at risk of not continuing their
education expressed less satisfaction with support services at their institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, June 24, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, is the senator preventing
a full vote to confirm James Kvaal as under secretary at the Department of Education,
according to a source familiar with the situation.
Inside Higher Ed, June 23, 2021