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News Links | September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Commentary: Front Porch: English 101 teacher’s critique was life-changing

... Dad said college would be a better place to discover my aptitudes and paid for my first quarter at [Spokane Falls Community College]. I’d been the editor of our school newspaper and co-editor of the yearbook, so English classes didn’t scare me. I was far more terrified of classes involving math – a justified fear as evidenced in the above-mentioned transcripts.
Spokesman-Review, Sept. 30, 2021

City of Puyallup celebrates Pierce during College Appreciation Week

The City of Puyallup is celebrating Pierce College’s contribution to the community during a special series of events during College Appreciation Week, taking place Oct. 2-8. Throughout the week, the college will host a variety of events showcasing our more than 30 years of service to the Puyallup community.
Suburban Times, Sept. 29, 2021

C-Tran breaks ground on Vancouver’s second bus rapid transit line

... Clark College President Karin Edwards said the new line, like the Vine before it, will provide substantial transit access improvements for students. “I’m glad what was done on Fourth Plain is going to be replicated here,” she said. The new line will primarily replace C-Tran’s Route 37, serving 37 new stations along the Mill Plain corridor.
The Columbian, Sept. 28, 2021

Two Seattleites, an infectious disease scientist and a poet, win MacArthur ‘genius grants’

... Trevor Bedford, who studies infectious diseases at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Don Mee Choi, a poet, translator and instructor at Renton Technical College, are among 25 recipients who will receive $625,000 each from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Seattle Times, Sept. 28, 2021

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. says 27% of new COVID cases are ages 20 and under

... The department teamed up with Clover Park Technical College to offer a two-day vaccine clinic for students and staff as the quarter began. The clinic offered a $50 cash incentive. "We know some of our students may be hesitant to get vaccinated, and so we wanted to make it as convenient as possible and then to expand the accessibility," said Dr. Joyce Loveday, president of Clover Park Technical College.
Q13 Fox, Sept. 28, 2021

New higher education center, The Hub, opens in Federal Way

... A partnership with Highline College, the University of Washington Tacoma, the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools brought The Hub to life — along with greater local access to higher education in Federal Way. The Hub provides post-secondary and adult education to Federal Way and nearby communities.
Federal Way Mirror, Sept. 27, 2021

Trends | Horizons | Education

Reaching beyond campus

... Karen Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit organization focused on community college student success, said community college leaders have always focused attention and resources on the needs of their surrounding communities, especially during times of crisis, whether that’s natural disasters or economic downturns. 
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 29, 2021

Default rates continue downward trend

New federal data show that the student loan default rate for community colleges saw a large decrease in fiscal year 2018 — dropping 3.6 percentage points to 11.5%. The big dip is, in part, due to the federal government freezing student loan repayments during the pandemic, according to two-year college advocates.
Community College Daily, Sept. 29, 2021

Politics | Local, State, National

Congress considering income cap for free community college

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration are looking into adding a means test to the free community college provision of the Build Back Better Act, according to reporting by Reuters. The means test would place income restrictions on who can attend two years of community college tuition-free, restricting access to the America’s College Promise program.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 29, 2021

Codifying and fortifying DACA

The Biden administration is publishing a new proposed rule today aimed at codifying into regulation the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program established by former president Obama. The proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security would not expand eligibility for DACA ...
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 28, 2021

 

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