News Links | October 14, 2021
System News | Opinion
GHC receives $1.1 million grant for Educational Opportunity Center; $250,000 for mental health services pilot
Grays Harbor College was awarded a $1.1 million federal grant to open a TRiO Educational Opportunity Center
(EOC). According to the school, the five-year project is funded by the U.S. Department
of Education’s TRiO division with the goal of increasing the number of participants
from Grays Harbor County who enroll in post-secondary education.
KXRO, Oct. 11, 2021
... “Realize that something had to transport it to this location,” notes Michelle
Harris, associate professor of geosciences at Centralia College. “It’s out of place and doesn’t belong. The only thing that could have brought it
here is a large amount of ice. Its presence allows geologists to reconstruct how the
last ice age helped to shape our region.”
Thurston Talk, Oct. 10, 2021
Local credit union STCU has given a big surprise to ten fortunate first-year students
at Columbia Basin College. As a reward for attending First Year Introduction, also known as FYI, these students
were chosen at random to receive $1,000 scholarships. The money can be used towards
tuition, books, and supplies.
KEPR, Oct. 10, 2021
Three screenings of “Island Road,” a film about an indigenous community confronted
with the disappearance of their home, are scheduled next week through Peninsula College. The film “confronts the reality of the global climate emergency with powerful and
personal stories” ...
Peninsula Daily News, Oct. 9, 2021
The third section of the new Head Start building for Friday Harbor children arrived
on the 10:30 a.m. ferry on October 6. The fourth and final piece will be transported
from the Anacortes ferry terminal to San Juan Island on Thursday, October 7. ... Instrumental
in making the project happen were the Head Start Director Mary Ellen Lykins and Skagit Valley College San Juan Center Director Sara Werling.
San Juan Islander, Oct. 6, 2021
Create a Halloween-inspired piece of art in Embroidery for Beginners, explore your
favorite scary movies in Terror on the Screen: The History of Horror Films, or learn
about the basics of crime scene investigation in Fingerprints and Forensics: Understanding
the Basics of Crime Scene Investigation through Shoreline Community College's Continuing Education this month.
Shoreline Area News, Oct. 6, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Departments of Education and Justice released a fact sheet Wednesday on how postsecondary
institutions should respond to the mental health needs of their students, particularly
in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 14, 2021
Research shows personalized emails have decisive impact on community college students
accessing basic needs resources: A new report from The Hope Center titled, “Supporting
the Whole Community College Student: The Impact of Nudging for Basic Needs Security,”
points out ...
Diverse Education, Oct. 14, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare many vulnerabilities in America’s healthcare system,
including a worsening shortage of nurses and physicians. But recent data indicates
a new surge of interest in nursing, medical and other health-related career programs.
PBS News Hour, Oct. 14, 2021
In general, the higher the degree earned, the higher the earnings. For example, an
associate degree increases lifetime earnings over a high school diploma by 25%, according
to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Community College Daily, Oct. 13, 2021
Many people in this country look at their circumstances and can’t imagine that there’s
a different and better life for them. Approximately 10.6 million people go to jail
each year in the United States with nearly 1.4 million of them incarcerated in state
and federal prisons.
Community College Daily, Oct. 13, 2021
An analysis of newly available federal data shows that a far larger proportion of
college students take at least one fully online course than was previously understood.
... 51.8 percent of students took at least one online course in 2019-20.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 13, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
I recently read something that inspired me to carefully reflect on community colleges.
In a passage about the history of the sector, it noted that “great challenges faced
the United States … including global economic competition. National and local leaders
realized that a more skilled workforce was key to the country’s continued economic
Community College Daily, Oct. 14, 2021