News Links | April 12, 2022
System News | Opinion
Multiple opportunities to interview the four finalists for the Peninsula College president’s post extend from today through April 19. ... Each forum will feature
a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Those participating in the candidate forums will be asked to provide feedback via
an online survey.
Peninsula Daily News, April 11, 2022
... In partnership with Microsoft, the National Cybersecurity Training & Education
(NCyTE) Center at Whatcom Community College in Washington provides assistance for community colleges to establish new cybersecurity
degree and certification programs. “This is a service we’re providing for colleges,”
said Corrinne Sande, a professor at Whatcom and director of the NCyTE Center.
Community College Daily, April 10, 2022
A rise in craft breweries and distilleries prompted South Puget Sound Community College to offer a unique degree. While some schools offer degrees in brewing or distilling,
a school spokesperson said the Tumwater-based college is the only college offering
two-year associate degrees in craft brewing, distilling, and cider-making.
King 5, April 9, 2022
... Edmonds College is offering Technology Camps this summer and has added a few in-person options. The
college will offer in-person camps for groups ages 8 to 11 and 11 to 15 that cover
Minecraft and Roblox engineering, building your own video game ala Fortnite, and learning
My Edmonds News, April 9, 2022
Graduation at Wenatchee Valley College will look, well, like normal graduation this year. For the first time in three years,
WVC will host in-person graduation ceremonies for both campuses this June. The ceremony
for the Wenatchee campus will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Apple Bowl.
Wenatchee World, April 8, 2022
... To earn an associate degree [at Spokane Community College], students must complete 105 credits, typically spread over two years or six quarters
(fall, winter and spring). Culinary basics, nutrition, baking, menu planning and mechanics
of the hospitality industry are all part of the curriculum.
Inlander, April 7, 2022
The Columbia Basin College planetarium in Pasco is reopening to the public after being closed to most events
for more than two years. “We are readier than ever to once again be able to teach,
engage and captivate our visitors of all ages, and to help inspire a new generation
of students to look up,” said Erin Steinert, director of the planetarium and observatory.
Tri-City Herald, April 7, 2022
It’s almost time for caps and gowns, tassels and orchid leis. The 2022 graduating
class of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is getting ready for that momentous march across the stage and into their next phase
of life. he last few years have been chaotic but these dedicated students have worked
hard and it’s time to celebrate their success.
Thurston Talk, April 7, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Internships tend to advantage students who are already advantaged—essentially those
who can afford to work for cheap or free .... Initially community colleges led the
fight against unpaid internships, since those institutions already had more lower-income
students, but in recent years more R-1 institutions have joined in, said Hora.
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2022
From exploration and applications to deposits and enrollment, COVID impacted every
stage of the admissions cycle—with some students’ process looking entirely different
than it would have pre-pandemic and others being less affected by travel restrictions
and closed campuses. As with any type of college experience, each student’s journey
Inside Higher Ed, April 12, 2022
While mental health worsened among all student groups during the COVID-19 pandemic,
students of color were particularly vulnerable, according to a new study that documents
inequalities in mental health care between 2013 and 2021. The study, published by
the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that in 2020–21, more than 60 percent of
students met the criteria for one or more mental health problems—a nearly 50 percent
increase from 2013.
Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Americans, in total, owe nearly $1.75 billion in student loan debt, with more than
44 million people owing, according to a 2020 NAACP report. ... Though President Joe
Biden announced on April 6 that he will again extend relief for federal borrowers,
pushing the payment start date back to Sept. 1, his administration hasn’t yet taken
any substantial steps toward permanent relief.
PBS News Hour, April 12, 2022