News Links | April 21, 2022
System News | Opinion
... “If you are at all interested in becoming a licensed journey-level electrician,
it is well worth your time,” said Laura Wurth, instructor of engineering technology
and clean energy at Bellingham Technical College. “(The energy transition) has given them a huge job niche that likely will be sustained
Bellingham Herald, April 20, 2022
Walla Walla Community College has opened their student food pantry. As inflation sky rockets, and food prices increase,
the free pantry couldn’t come at a better time. Additionally, Feeding America found
that college students aren’t immune to going hungry. They said college student demographics
are changing as more part-time students are entering school.
YakTriNews, April 19, 2022
A celebration of life honoring Dr. Melvin (Mel) Lindbloom will be held next month
at Green River College. ... After serving at the Assistant Superintendent in the Auburn School District,
Mel became the Founding President of Green River College in 1964. He remained President
until his retirement in 1980.
Auburn Examiner, April 18, 2022
... Spokane Community College President Kevin Brockbank also voiced his opposition to the emergency ordinance,
saying that the community college was never called or made aware of the shelter on
East Trent. "I think there are some major oversights here in placing it where it
currently is and some things that have not been vetted very well," Brockbank said.
KREM 2, April 18, 2022
... [Yakima Valley College's] Yakima Valley Vintners produces 400-700 cases of wine annually and its student-crafted
wines have earned more than 185 awards over the last 13 years, most recently winning
six awards ranging from gold, double gold, to platinum at the 21st Annual Wine Press
Northwest Platinum Competition.
News Talk KIT, April 7, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Three-fourths of students in bachelor’s degrees programs and two-thirds of adults
seeking associate degrees who considered taking a break from college within the last
six months cited emotional stress, according to a new Gallup-Lumina report.
Inside Higher Ed, April 21, 2022
The use of open education resources (OER) — freely available course materials that
educators can use, adapt and redistribute online at little or no cost to students
— can reduce the expenses of books and supplies for students. But a national organization
focused on helping community colleges advance equity and improve student success is
studying if OER also can help to boost students’ learning experiences and improve
Community College Daily, April 20, 2022
... Individually and collectively, the future of higher education depends on our willingness
and ability to support today’s students and truly make higher education learners first.
Here are four leadership strategies that I have seen move the needle for today’s learners
Community College Daily, April 15, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The U.S. government has extended through the 2022–23 academic year COVID-era guidance
that allows international students enrolled at American colleges and universities
to continue to take more online courses than federal law permitted before the pandemic.
Inside Higher Ed, April 19, 2022
People who have been paying down their student loans for decades will get a better
chance at debt cancellation, as the Biden administration temporarily relaxes the rules
of certain repayment plans. On Tuesday, the Education Department said it will grant
federal student loan borrowers additional credit toward loan forgiveness under what
is known as income-driven repayment plans.
The Seattle Times, April 19, 2022