News Links | May 13, 2021
System News | Opinion
Bellevue College (BC) student and aspiring rocket scientist Kiseuk “Ki” Ahn was recently awarded the Jack
Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, which will provide him
with up to $40,000 a year to complete his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University.
425 Business, May 12, 2021
... “We will be using the same application process for students to request funds and
those requests are all evaluated on an individual basis based on need created by the
COVID pandemic,” said Kevin Brockbank, president of Spokane Community College, and Kimberlee Messina, president of Spokane Falls Community College, in a joint statement.
The Spokesman-Review, May 12, 2021
... “We invite the community to join us for the virtual portion of this unique hybrid
ceremony as we honor the achievements of our class of 2021, a class who weathered
the storm of this last year and achieved something truly remarkable,” said [Grays Harbor College] Interim President Ed Brewster.
The Daily World, May 11, 2021
... "The 'Fauci Effect' is definitely happening," said Dr. Suzanne Ames, vice president
of instruction at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The institute recently reported a 30-40% increase in the number of applicants for
a variety of programs.
King 5, May 11, 2021
Wenatchee Valley College’s Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center and Wenatchee based Riverfront Rock
Gym partnered for free day passes for students. “Unfortunately, the Student Recreation
Center is closed at this time, but we are coming up with creative ways for students
to still be engaged in physical fitness,” said Danny Zavala, Student Rec Center manager.
News Radio 560 KPQ, May 10, 2021
... we are preparing for our third annual Dee Anne Finken endowed summer internship,
in partnership with Clark College’s journalism program and the Clark College Foundation. We’ll choose a student to work
alongside our reporters and editors for the summer. You’ll be seeing the intern’s
byline regularly, I suspect.
The Columbian, May 8, 2021
This fall, Columbia Basin College won't be requiring students to be vaccinated to return to campus, for now. At this
point, Spokesperson Jay Frank says students returning in the fall don’t have to get
a vaccine, but are strongly encouraged to. A spokeswoman for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges says their colleges, including CBC, haven’t had any major spreader events caused
by college activities.
KEPR TV, May 7, 2021
Centralia College’s newly-proposed baccalaureate program in behavioral health care received approval
from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges this week. If
implemented, this new program would be the college’s fifth offering a bachelor’s of
applied science degree (BAS).
The Chronicle, May 7, 2021
Lower Columbia College announced Thursday it will offer a second bachelor’s degree program designed to train
workers for management positions. The announcement came about two years after the
college began its first bachelor’s degree. The new Bachelor of Applied Science in
Organizational Leadership and Technical Management will ...
The Daily News, May 6, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Instructors everywhere need to be aware of stereotype threat and ways to mitigate
it. These simple strategies cost nothing to implement, yet positively impact students’
engagement, confidence and sense of belonging.
Community College Daily, May 13, 2021
... The report -- written by the Institute for Higher Education Policy and the Gates
Foundation -- makes its case with a series of tables. For instance, this table on
enrollment shows that Black and Latinx students are far more likely to enroll in public
than private (nonprofit or for-profit) institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2021
... The 13-second video on Cape Fear Community College’s TikTok account has over 95,000
views, 6,000 likes and 130 comments. It’s been shared 82 times. And that’s not even
the college's most-watched post. One video on community college stigma garnered over
a million views in September 2020, two months after the college started its TikTok
Inside Higher Ed, May 11, 2021
This week Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law Senate Bill 1453, which will allow
Arizona’s community colleges to offer four-year college degrees. When the new law
takes effect this fall, Arizona will become the 24th state where community colleges
can grant baccalaureate degrees with certain conditions.
Forbes, May 9, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Washington is set to lift the state’s broad COVID-19 restrictions by June 30, and
possibly sooner if enough people get vaccinated before then, Gov. Jay Inslee announced
Thursday. That full reopening would come sooner if 70% or more of state residents
over the age of 16 have gotten at least their first shot before then.
The Seattle Times, May 13, 2021
The U.S. Education Department (ED) on Tuesday released most of the third installment
of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provided through the American
Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. Community colleges will receive more than one-third ($12.68
billion, or 34%) of the $36 billion in formula grants.
Community College Daily, May 11, 2021
Democrats in the House and Senate are introducing legislation Tuesday that would make
pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent. The push is being led
by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent.
NPR, May 11, 2021