News Links | November 2, 2021
System News | Opinion
... Training will be overseen by Invista Performance Solutions in Lakewood, a collaboration
of four Pierce County community and technical colleges that will fund and deliver
the training: Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, and Tacoma Community College.
Tacoma Weekly, Oct. 31, 2021
... “Building a catapult isn’t really that tricky to the average physics student but
I restrict them to use only natural materials,” said Dr. Bruce Unger, [Wenatchee Valley College] Physics faculty. “I’m not sure how many participants this year, because it’s a revival
(from last year’s cancellation), but I’m hoping it will go well.”
News Radio 560 KPQ, Oct. 31, 2021
After 16 years as the chief executive officer of the Clark College Foundation, Lisa
Gibert is stepping down. The philanthropic organization, which supports Clark College and its students, will search for new leadership.
Columbian, Oct. 30, 2021
Microsoft launched a training program for community college students on Thursday in
an effort to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs by 2025. ... It will also train faculty
at 150 community colleges through a grant and partnership with the National Cybersecurity
Training and Education Center at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.
The Seattle Times, Oct. 28, 2021
“The strength of America is our diversity of people, ethnicities, cultures, languages,
religions—this is the secret sauce of our dynamism and resilience,” said former Gov.
Gary Locke in a speech last week. ... Locke is currently serving as the interim president
of Bellevue College.
Northwest Asian Weekly, Oct. 28, 2021
Next month colleges around the country will be recognizing first-generation students.
November 8 is the day when Yakima Valley College will join colleges across the United States in participating in the National First-Generation
News Talk 1280 AM KIT, Oct. 28, 2021
... “The entire Peninsula College community is invited and encouraged to participate in a discussion about the qualities,
characteristics, and qualifications that PC is seeking in its president, and the opportunities
and challenges facing Peninsula College in the years to come,” college representatives
said last week.
Sequim Gazette, Oct. 27, 2021
Enjoy this inspiring conversation with Everett Community College President Daria Willis, Bridget Burns from University Innovation Alliance and Doug
Lederman from Inside Higher Ed which aired live on Monday, October 25, 2021. [Video]
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 25, 2021
Community Colleges of Spokane breaking the stigma: How one SFCC employee is making sure students never go hungry
[Spokane Falls Community College] Food Pantry Director Sarah Knowles remembers the stigma. Of food banks, the type
of people who use them and the variety of food offered. Of the lines, the processes
and unfounded assumptions. She remembers the rationalization: I need it, sure, but
Patch, Oct. 25, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Student borrowers, take note. In testimony before a House subcommittee, the head of
the office of Federal Student Aid told lawmakers that his agency is preparing for
federal student loan repayments to resume early next year.
NPR, Oct. 28, 2021
... Additionally, since 2015 roughly 60 percent of community college students in 42
states have suffered basic needs insecurity, with one in seven experiencing homelessness,
according to a new report from the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 28, 2021
College tuition increased at historically low rates for the second year in a row,
a new report from the College Board shows. In fact, after adjusting for inflation,
average college tuition actually decreased during the 2021-22 academic year as colleges
scrambled to attract and retain students amid steep enrollment declines.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 27, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Student voting soared to an all-time high of 66 percent in the 2020 presidential election,
the latest study from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education found. However,
turnout rates for students of color were lower than those of their white counterparts.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 2, 2021
Much is at stake for community colleges as Democratic leaders maneuver this week to
pass the revised Build Back Better (BBB) plan. Even without America’s College Promise,
the legislation contains a bevy of provisions that would dramatically and positively
Community College Daily, Oct. 31, 2021
Although the attention of federal higher education policymakers has shifted to other
issues, waiting in the wings for vigorous public scrutiny is an accounting of how
higher education institutions have used Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).
Community College Daily, Oct. 27, 2021