News Links | August 4, 2022
System News | Opinion
... Nineteen students are participating in [Yakima Valley College’s] Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), where they work closely with instructors
on research projects of their choice. The goal is to foster hands-on learning in STEM
fields using a combination of field and lab work.
Yakima Herald-Republic, August 1, 2022
It’s an odd thing I hear from time to time. Either in person or on social media, someone
will snark about Centralia College and say they only support trade schools. In fact, I’ve seen it a few times in response
to these guest editorials. Well, let me break some big news right here: Centralia
College is a trade school.
Centralia Chronicle, August 1, 2022
... He has Peninsula College’s Associate Dean for Workforce Programs, Brian Kneidl, to thank for procuring those
grants. The latest grant to come in is a $200,000 Job Skills Program Grant which will
allow the mill to reduce the time needed to train entry-level employees and decrease
My Clallam County, July 29, 2022
... Yakima Valley College instructor Holly Ferguson, who researches pollinators, said heat can be a real problem
for the busy bees responsible for helping crops to grow. “If it’s real hot for an
extended period of time, then they are possibly in danger of perishing in the heat
because their bodies can’t control their internal temperature like humans can,” Ferguson
YakTriNews, July 26, 2022
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Shinhae Hwang to the Edmonds College (EC) Board of Trustees as the 10th student trustee. Hwang’s term began July 1 and runs
through June 2023. Hwang is a native of Seoul, South Korea.
Northwest Asian Weekly, July 21, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
The Education Department has proposed to expand Pell Grant eligibility to prisoners.
Although this will provide the opportunity for many to earn a degree behind bars,
questions still remain on how the program will assure access and equity.
Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2022
Proponents say virtual reality boosts student engagement and achievement. Others worry
it may prioritize corporate profits and violate student privacy. As 10 metaversities
launch this fall, the details are being worked out in real time.
Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2022
For years, community colleges have strived to meet their original mission: access
for all. This mission is now coupled with a new imperative of accountability from
internal and external stakeholders, accreditors and social unrest in our country.
Community College Daily, July 29, 2022
College and university enrollments—particularly at community colleges—continue to
plummet. Have they bottomed out? Will they recover if the economy cools off as expected?
Has enrollment dropped to a new lower plateau that’s likely to be the baseline going
Inside Higher Ed, July 27, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The Education Department projected that student loans would generate $114 billion
in income over the last 25 years. However, a new report shows that federal student
loans have actually cost the government $197 billion, a $311 billion difference.
Inside Higher Ed, July 31, 2022
Senate Democrats on Thursday released a fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill
that would provide more modest increases for several key higher education and workforce
development programs than in the House’s counterpart legislation, though both proposals
would give a big bump for registered apprenticeship programs.
Community College Daily, July 28, 2022