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News Links | February 24, 2022

February 24, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Change, innovation at forefront for Edmonds College, officials say

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be able to embrace change and foster innovation. Those were among the thoughts shared by the president of Edmonds College and his vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships during the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce’s virtual lunch meeting Wednesday.
Lynnwood Today, Feb. 23, 2022

Editorial: Students best use of state’s unexpected revenue

Student Brendan Fellows works on an assignment at the Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center at Everett Community College in June 2020. [Picture]
Everett Herald, Feb. 20, 2022

Applications up, masks coming off at CBC

Leaders with Columbia Basin College (CBC) said they will remove their mask requirement for students and employees on March 21, following the timeline set by Governor Jay Inslee. Currently, masks are required indoors on all CBC campuses.
KEPR, Feb. 20, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Land acknowledgments spur controversies

A controversial land acknowledgment led to a clash between a University of Washington professor and administrators. Native scholars say the practice has value but can be problematic without a commitment to supporting Indigenous communities.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 23, 2022

New STEM indicators

The National Science Board on Tuesday published “Higher Education in Science and Engineering,” a new set of congressionally mandated STEM indicators. Key findings include those on undergraduate enrollment, which dropped by 3.6 percent over all in fall 2020, with public community colleges showing the sharpest decline at 10 percent. 
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 23, 2022

"A wake-up call": Student parents of color endure high basic needs insecurity

Nearly a quarter of today’s college students are parenting, yet advocates, experts, and student parents themselves say that this population is often overlooked with grave consequences. Among student parents of color in particular, especially Black fathers, the pandemic has brought higher rates of basic needs insecurity ...
Diverse Education, Feb. 21, 2022

Student loan scams are on the rise as the pause on payments is due to expire

Like millions of Americans, Emmy Ross has a bunch of student debt. So when she started getting phone calls from people offering to help have the loans forgiven, she was immediately interested. The problem? They were scammers asking for things such as her account details or credit card number.
NPR, Feb. 21, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

States ask Ed Dept. for funding waivers

Eight states and one territory are asking the Department of Education to waive a requirement that stipulates they must continue funding higher education at or above current levels in order to keep the federal dollars they received during the pandemic. ... Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Washington have asked the Department of Education to waive the maintenance-of-effort requirement.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 24, 2022

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