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News Links | November 9, 2021

November 09, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

The Northwest’s 20 best wines for under $20

... 14. Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Foreign Exchange touriga naçional, Yakima Valley, $19: The teaching winery at Yakima Valley College crafts this Portuguese variety for a dry table wine, and its profile of blueberry, wet rock and leather earns an A. Grade it yourself at the new YVC tasting room on Knob Hill in Yakima. 
The Seattle Times, Nov. 7, 2021

Inslee leaves for Glasgow to attend climate conference

Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill, SB 1050 of the Climate priorities package, HB 1050, SB 5126 and HB 1091 at Shoreline Community College, Monday, May 17, 2021, with supporters surrounding him. Inslee will travel to Glasgow next week to attend the United Nations Climate Conference.
Spokesman-Review, Nov. 6, 2021

Northwest glaciers are melting. What that means to Indigenous ‘salmon people’

... “It’s cold!” said Grah, who manages water resources for the Nooksack Tribe. “It’s probably 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit.” High on the slopes of Mount Baker, he and Whatcom Community College geologist Liza Kimberly were measuring the flow of Sholes Creek, one of the milky headwaters of the North Fork Nooksack River.
KUOW, Nov. 6, 2021

Everett Community College President Daria Willis resigns to become president of Howard Community College

Everett Community College President Daria Willis is resigning and will leave EvCC at the end of December to serve as the next president of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Willis, who started at EvCC in July 2019, announced her resignation Thursday morning to students, faculty and staff.
Patch, Nov. 5, 2021

‘The living’: A story of plague from a different time comes to Centralia College

Emmy Kreilkamp considered having “The Living” as one of the shows offered by Centralia College Theatre last year but she worried that a show about the plague might not be well received during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chronicle, Nov. 5, 2021

Aspen Institute names Pierce College as a top 150 U.S. community college

The Aspen Institute has named Pierce College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. 
Suburban Times, Nov. 3, 2021

Community Colleges of Spokane promotes dean to acting provost to serve remainder of academic year

Community Colleges of Spokane has selected Spokane Community College Dean of Student Success Dr. Lori Hunt to be Acting Provost for the remainder of the academic year. Hunt replaces Dr. Valerie Senatore, whose last day with CCS is Nov. 5.
Patch, Nov. 3, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Commentary: Have we found the gateway to transform community colleges?

Community colleges are certainly “having a moment.” Congress, states and private philanthropy have invested billions of dollars during the Covid-19 pandemic (including $10 billion just in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year).
Community College Daily, Nov. 9, 2021

DataPoints: Where adults go for training

Nearly half (48%) of American workers between ages 24 and 64 have used community colleges at some point in their lives, according to a recent report from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University. 
Community College Daily, Nov. 9, 2021

A new push to create a 3-year degree option

... But as the cost of college continues to climb and more adult, nontraditional and career-focused students look to higher education to get ahead, a three-year degree option could be just what the industry needs right now.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2021

Helping community colleges fill workforce gaps

Community colleges can help play a role in solving the current labor shortage for small businesses. But the institutions need more from lawmakers in order to maximize their impact, as witnesses explained during a House subcommittee hearing held Thursday.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 5, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Commentary: Washington Watch: Ban on Pell Grant eligibility for inmates lifted: What’s next?

The ban on Pell Grant eligibility for state and federal prisoners went into effect in 1994 as part of sweeping crime control legislation. ... It will take another couple of years for the regulatory scheme to be put in place for Pell Grant eligibility to be reinstated beginning July 1, 2023.
Community College Daily, Nov. 8, 2021

Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs

House lawmakers on Thursday heard about how community colleges are helping to prepare workers sought by small businesses or to become self-employed — and they also had a chance to ask what Congress can do to foster those connections as employers across the country scramble to find skilled workers.
Community College Daily, Nov. 4, 2021

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