News Links | September 30, 2021
System News | Opinion
... 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
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
... 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
... 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
... 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
Q13 Fox, Sept. 28, 2021
... 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
... 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
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
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
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