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News Links | November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

CBC students must declare COVID vaccine status before heading back to winter classes

Columbia Basin College students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or file an exemption if they plan to attend in-person classes next spring. But college officials are taking time this winter to ask students about their vaccine status and share information.
Tri-City Herald, Nov. 23, 2021

CBC seeks nominations for 2022 MLK Spirit Award

Columbia Basin College (CBC) is seeking nominations for their 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award. The Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award seeks to recognize a student, faculty or staff member, or community member who strongly believes in equality and ...
KEPR, Nov. 21, 2021

Seattle expands free college program with help from state matching funds

... Speaking from a chemistry lab at South Seattle College Thursday, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Seattle will spend $400,000 of its federal Covid relief funds on scholarships, and that funding will be matched by the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program.
KUOW, Nov. 19, 2021

Shelly Hoffman nominated by GHC for Transforming Lives Award

Grays Harbor College staff and Board of Trustees have nominated Shelly Hoffman for a Transforming Lives Award from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. This award recognizes current and former students whose lives were transformed by attending a Washington community or technical college.
KXRO, Nov. 19, 2021

WVC looks to tech, retraining demand to counter continued enrollment drop

Wenatchee Valley College’s enrollment numbers have fallen for the second year, but administrators are hoping to see a rebound with help from some federally funded high-tech classrooms and people looking to train for new jobs.
Wenatchee World, Nov. 19, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

A community college's contested corporate partnership

“Is this for real?” the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees asks on a website touting its free college benefit. Depends whom you ask. The union answers its own question in the affirmative, noting that the program has saved more than 100,000 people $300 million in tuition, fees and book costs since 2015.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 22, 2021

UW to pay nearly $100K to The Seattle Times in public records settlement

... “The University of Washington is committed to transparency and responsiveness in regard to public records,” university spokesperson Victor Balta said. “We are pleased to have this issue resolved and continue to take very seriously our accountability to the public as a state institution.”
The Seattle Times, Nov. 22, 2021

DataPoints: Apprenticeship goals

A national initiative led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to increase the number of apprentices and services throughout the U.S. is quickly approaching its goal to serve 16,000 registered apprentices by February 28, 2022.
Community College Daily, Nov. 18, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: House passes BBB; Eyes on Senate

After weeks of negotiation among Democrats, House on Friday passed the Build Back Better (BBB) Act (H.R. 5376) by the narrowest of margins, 220-213. The BBB is fiscal year 2022 budget “reconciliation” legislation, which means that it needs only a simple majority to pass the Senate, and all eyes will now focus even more intensively on that chamber’s deliberations.
Community College Daily, Nov. 21, 2021

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