News Links | October 5, 2021
System News | Opinion
Demolition has begun on campus to make room for new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Complex
The construction work for the new Health Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom
Complex (HSAMCC) at Shoreline Community College has begun and buildings are starting to come down. Beginning Monday, September 27,
2021 the existing 2500 building and the North portion of the 2400 building began coming
Shoreline Area News, Oct. 4, 2021
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month is from September 16 through October 16 and Wenatchee Valley College is highlighting heritage month with several events. The WVC library has stood up
a book display featuring Hispanic/Latinx authors for the month.
560 KPQ News Radio, Oct. 4, 2021
New tuition-free construction trades pre-apprenticeship program at Edmonds College now enrolling students
Edmonds College is partnering with the City of Lynnwood, Sound Transit and several other partners
to fill a critical labor shortage and provide skills training to our local community
members. This fall, a new tuition-free Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
will be available to local residents.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 1, 2021
Community Colleges of Spokane welcomes Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Van of Vietnam as a visiting Fulbright Scholar for 2021-22
Community Colleges of Spokane is excited to welcome Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Van of Vietnam to Spokane as this year's
visiting Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Van, while not having any direct teaching responsibilities
her first quarter, will guest lecture several classes this fall at Spokane Community College.
Patch, Oct. 1, 2021
Did you know that students who transfer from a Washington public community or technical
college are more likely to finish a bachelor’s degree than students from other states?
That is why articulation agreements are an important option for students at [Bates Technical College] who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
The Suburban Times, Oct. 1, 2021
... Seven years in the making, the new John Lewis Memorial pedestrian/bike bridge
which will provide easy access from North Seattle College to the Northgate Link light rail station, opens in grand style on Saturday at 10
a.m. on the west side of the bridge.
Seattle PI, Oct. 1, 2021
... “First of all, they need to fill out that FAFSA form. Everybody kind of forgets
that you have to do it every academic year. The academic year goes from July 1st to
June 30, but it comes out the October prior,” Spokane Community College financial aid office program specialist Janice Rice said.
KXLY, Sept. 30, 2021
Up to ten people will be allowed to meet in The Gallery (Building 4) at Tacoma Community College starting with the group’s Oct. 6 meeting. People who would rather participate virtually
can join the book club via Zoom.
The Suburban Times, Sept. 30, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Across the U.S., the Latinx population is booming. Eighteen percent (18%) of the population
identifies as Latinx, according to the 2020 census. Before the pandemic, the largest
share of enrollment growth belonged to the Latinx population.
Diverse Education, Oct. 4, 2021
Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles may have moved society closer to being comfortable talking
about mental health in young people. In spite of the tremendous amount of criticism
they received, neither woman backed down in their insistence that they needed to take
time off ...
Diverse Education, Oct. 1, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Congressional Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending plan is expected to face substantial
cuts in the coming weeks, as moderates in the Senate say they don’t support the legislation’s
high price tag. Advocates are hoping lawmakers will retain a tax change for Pell Grant
recipients in the final package, which they say has the advantage of being low cost
and high impact.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 5, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration from the start proposed sweeping higher education
policies that many advocates praised as long overdue and much needed to tackle equity
issues that the pandemic brought to the fore.
Diverse Education, Sept. 30, 2021
Since the NCAA adopted a new policy this summer allowing college athletes to profit
from their name, image and likeness (NIL), many players have signed brand deals and
contracts, some raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 1, 2021