News Links | October 12, 2021
System News | Opinion
Yakima Valley College will expand its in-person offerings in the 2022 winter quarter, the college announced
Monday. The college hopes to make one-third of its classes either fully in-person
or hybrid, YVC President Linda Kaminski said in a news release.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Oct. 11, 2021
Tacoma Community College (TCC), MultiCare Health System and the TRA Medical Imaging Foundation have formed a partnership
to provide funding for a two-year pilot program to increase capacity and opportunity
for TCC’s radiology program.
Suburban Times, Oct. 10, 2021
... Spokane Community College is remodeling a building that houses its two-year diesel heavy equipment program,
according to a permit application filed with the city. SCC will renovate two areas
in Building 19 on its campus at 1810 N. Greene St. to create four classrooms, three
offices and modifications to allow movement of shop equipment.
Spokesman-Review, Oct. 10, 2021
Students who will be physically accessing the Big Bend Community College campus or instructional sites will be required to be fully vaccinated or have an
approved exemption for winter quarter. In a statement, President Dr. Sara Thompson
Tweedy said, “Exposure to COVID-10 results in unsafe working, learning, and living
conditions that negatively impact students’ learning experiences.”
560 KPQ News Radio, Oct. 10, 2021
From hydropower to candied confections | State chamber’s cross-state bus tour promotes manufacturing jobs
Rocky Reach Dam, Wenatchee Valley College and Cashmere’s Liberty Orchards (home of Aplets & Cotlets) all received attention
Wednesday from the Association of Washington Business as part of its cross-state bus
tour in support of the manufacturing industry and the jobs that go with it.
Wenatchee World, Oct. 9, 2021
Today, the Aspen Institute announced its 2021 Ascend Fellows, including Everett Community College President Daria Willis. This vanguard of 19 changemakers are committed to reinventing
systems, unlocking potential and breaking barriers, so children and their families
Patch, Oct. 8, 2021
... “And what happens then, is you have a huge sucking of the more junior people who
haven’t been in the industry very long necessarily, up through the ranks, which then
creates this huge vacuum at the bottom,” said Dale Bateman, dean of the Seattle Maritime
Academy, which is part of [Seattle Colleges].
King 5, Oct. 8, 2021
The pandemic had made for a long and often trying 18 months for teachers, so when
Lower Columbia College biology instructor Lucas Myers received an email telling him he was named Instructure
North American Educator of the Year, he said the appreciation “is definitely an honor
Daily News, Oct. 8, 2021
... The tour started with a stop at Community Colleges of Spokane to look at programs designed to train employees to work for some of the many Spokane
employers. Business leaders also have worked with other local colleges, including
Eastern Washington University.
Spokesman-Review, Oct. 7, 2021
... North Seattle College is across the freeway from the new light rail station. A pedestrian bridge connects
the two. College President Dr. Chemene Crawford says her campus was kind of isolated
before the light rail arrived.
KUOW, Oct. 6, 2021
Student enrollment for the fall quarter at Centralia College is down 30% from the same quarter in 2019, college administration reported this week.
With the Oct. 1 deadline to drop classes came Centralia College’s official count of
students enrolled in classes for the quarter, which runs Sept. 20 through Dec. 10.
Chronicle, Oct. 6, 2021
Three Walla Walla Community College programs took the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 6, as Gov. Jay Inslee was on campus to
meet students and faculty in recognition of the colleges efforts to provide career
Union-Bulletin, Oct. 6, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Department of Education is restoring an Office of Enforcement within the Office
of Federal Student Aid to strengthen oversight of and enforcement actions against
institutions participating in Title IV programs, according to a Friday announcement.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 11, 2021
This week, the U.S. Department of Education launched its first round of negotiations
to regulate some of the biggest student loan problems that could impact millions.
The agenda items under debate include strengthening the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
(PSLF) program as well as discharging student debt for people defrauded by institutions.
Diverse Education, Oct. 6, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The U.S. Senate voted 50 to 49 Thursday to discharge Catherine Lhamon’s nomination
for assistant secretary of civil rights at the Department of Education from committee.
Lhamon’s nomination stalled in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
in early August following a tie vote.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 8, 2021