News Links | May 25, 2021
System News | Opinion
... "For many students, summer's a great time," said state Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor,
who sponsored the bill and also serves as Skagit Valley College’s director of community relations. "They're not participating in sports or other extracurricular
activities, so the opportunity to take a college class is really helpful for them."
Skagit Valley Herald, May 23, 2021
Edmonds College students Bandhna Bedi, Elizabeth Morales and Miia Sula presented their research on
the environmental consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic at a virtual conference on
April 28. The annual Posters on the Hill conference is sponsored by the Council on
Undergraduate Research and is usually held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
My Edmonds News, May 21, 2021
Three students from Centralia College have been named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team, the college announced late
last week. The students were recognized at the May 13 meeting of the Centralia College
Board of Trustees, according to a college news release.
The Chronicle, May 21, 2012
The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Board of Trustees passed a resolution on January 12 to name the SPSCC executive boardroom,
located on the Olympia Campus, the Cindy K. Hough Boardroom. Hough has served on the
SPSCC Foundation Board since its inception in 1982 and is one of only two original
members who continue to serve.
Thurston Talk, May 21, 2021
Lower Columbia College does not plans to require the COVID-19 vaccination for fall classes and is also eyeing
a mid-July date to reopen more services. ... Neither the state nor the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has announced a position on mandatory vaccines for college students yet ...
The Daily News, May 20, 2021
Both Yakima Valley College and Columbia Basin College have announced a major change to the availability of CARES Act emergency funding for
students. As the colleges prepare to distribute the forthcoming third round of federal
financial support (known as Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III), the U.S.
Department of Education ...
NBC Right Now, May 20, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Community colleges continue to garner strong public support overall, but especially
when it comes to their role in workforce development and how efficient they are, according
to an annual survey by New America.
Community College Daily, May 25, 2021
Public four-year colleges in Washington State have gone test optional, permanently.
"The decision to move to permanent test-optional policies reaffirm our sector’s commitment
to reduce barriers for students. Further, as we enter a period of post-COVID-19 recovery,
we continue our commitment to learn from this historic challenge and embrace long-term
changes that best serve our students and state," said a joint statement from the provosts
or vice president of academic affairs of the eight universities.
Inside Higher Ed, May 24, 2021
... Earlier this year, the FBI’s Cyber Division warned that cybercriminals are increasingly
targeting colleges, schools and seminaries, attempting to extort them using ransomware
software that may block access to essential IT systems and data.
Inside Higher Ed, May 25, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
To promote STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), several federal
agencies — including the U.S. Education Department — recently announced a few STEM-related
Community College Daily, May 20, 2021