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News Links | May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Skagit Valley College to begin design work on new building

If all goes according to plan, in a few years students at Skagit Valley College will have a new building complete with a modern library capable of better meeting their needs. This year, the state Legislature approved about $2.25 million for the design work on what will become the Campus Commons.
Skagit Valley Herald, May 18, 2021

Movers & Shakers 5/18/2021

Clark College has announced the hiring of Brad Avakian in the role of vice president of human resources. He will begin at the college on June 10.   
“We are excited to bring someone with Brad’s breadth and depth of knowledge into this crucial leadership position at the college,” said Clark College President Karin Edwards.
Vancouver Business Journal, May 18, 2021

Tacoma Community College, Global Studies Institute launch new online international program for Qatari students

On April 19, 2021, Tacoma Community College (TCC) and Global Studies Institute (GSI) from Qatar signed an agreement that will bring high-quality academic programs to Qatar using an innovative live technology platform. 
The Suburban Times, May 17, 2021

Peninsula College names student leadership team

Peninsula College has named its 2020-21 student leadership team. Kascia Muscutt, of Leavenworth, will serve as the 61st president of the college’s Associated Student Council. Muscutt replaces Katelyn Sheldon, of Port Angeles, who graduates in June. Tommylia Dunbar, of Vancouver Island, and Mackenzie Huotari, of Cheney, will serve as student body vice presidents.
Peninsula Daily News, May 14, 2021

Wenatchee Valley College plans for more in person classes fall quarter 2021

Wenatchee Valley College announced the inclusion of additional in person classes, along with online and remote classes, for fall quarter 2021. The college is currently not requiring vaccinations for students or employees, however WVC is looking to state and public health agencies for direction.
News Radio 560 KPQ, May 14, 2021

Bremerton filmmaker's documentary about the 'father of claymation' to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

... Evans, 40, grew up in the Tri-Cities area and moved to San Diego with his wife in 2010. The pair moved to Bremerton with their son two years ago. In addition to his documentary pursuits, Evans teaches digital filmmaking at Olympic College
Kitsap Sun, May 4, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Education behind and beyond bars

Colleges and universities, charitable and educational foundations, and various companies are investing in a spate of new courses or degree and certificate programs and services for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.
Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2021

Is Ed Tech ready to help students of color?

When researchers set out to review which digital learning practices most benefit students who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Latino or Latina, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Indigenous American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander, they quickly ran into a problem -- there wasn’t much research to review.
Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2021

Infographic: Campus racial climate expectations and observations

While many universities took action after George Floyd was killed, some students believe campus leaders could have taken bolder steps toward racial justice and equality. Conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse and presented by Kaplan, this survey of 2,000 undergraduates from 109 two- and four-year universities demonstrates what students think about racial justice efforts on campus. 
Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Biden’s plan for free community college faces resistance

President Biden’s plan to offer Americans the opportunity to attend community college for free is running up against political obstacles over who should pay for it and skepticism on whether it would broaden access to higher education. His proposal—unveiled in April as part of his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan—would waive tuition for two years of public community college.
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2021

Lhamon nominated for top civil rights post

President Biden intends to nominate Catherine Lhamon to return to a position she held during the Obama administration as assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, paving the way for familiar civil rights policies. If she’s confirmed by the Senate, Lhamon will take the lead on issues in education related to race, sexual assault and harassment, and LGBTQ rights -- and she’s expected to be active and aggressive in her approach.
Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2021

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