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News Links | July 6, 2022

July 06, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pickleball courts ready for use at Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College officially opened a 10-court pickleball pavilion Thursday with its main benefactor making the very first serve. The Blackburn Pavilion, named for donor and Skagit County native Claude Blackburn, is now open to the public. 
Skagit Valley Herald, July 2, 2022

Opinion: The Pell Grant is 50. It’s the perfect time to double down on our investment in students

We may be generations apart but a singular investment from the federal government ties us together. The Pell Grant program, which turns 50 this week, is the cornerstone of federal student aid ... Pamela Transue, Ph.D. is President Emeritus of Tacoma Community College.
News Tribune, July 2, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College tuition increases

Wenatchee Valley College students can expect to pay about $35 more a quarter after a 2.4% tuition increase for the 2022-23 school year. The increase will affect full-time students, which is anyone taking 15 credits or more.
Wenatchee World, July 1, 2022

Japanese ag students arrive at Big Bend

Thirty-one Japanese exchange students arrived at Big Bend Community College this week to start their 19-month-long studies in the United States as part of the Japanese Agricultural Training Program.
Columbia Basin Herald, June 30, 2022

The Gallery at TCC celebrates 20 years of local art and artists

[Tacoma Community College] Gallery Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Olson started a juried exhibit for local artists in 2002. Twenty years later the annual exhibit is still going strong, a celebration of local art and a chance for local artists to be awarded Juror’s Choice and Honorable Mention awards.   
Suburban Times, June 30, 2022

WWCC to open campuses to students regardless of vaccination status

Beginning with the start of the Fall Quarter, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) students can attend in-person classes and seek on-campus support services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, except where otherwise directed (e.g., WWCC’s Nursing Education program).
Waitsburg Times, June 30, 2022

Skagit Valley College debuts new child care center

... The facility will serve as a child care and early learning center; a learning lab for early childhood education students at Skagit Valley College; and a meeting spot for families and the Children’s Council of Skagit County.
Skagit Valley Herald, June 29, 2022

YVC adds program preparing adult learners for phlebotomy

Yakima Valley College is adding to its programs preparing adult learners for in-demand jobs with the launch of a new Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) phlebotomy program this summer.
Sunnyside Sun, June 27, 2022

Centralia College awards emeritus status to retiring science department chair Lisa Carlson

The Centralia College Board of Trustees has awarded professor emeritus status to Dr. Lisa Carlson, a longtime botany and environmental sciences professor and chair of the college’s science department.
Centralia Chronicle, June 24, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Moody's sees positive news (and some risks) for public colleges

Moody’s finds good news and some risks in a new report on public college and university finances. “Improved state support and one-time federal pandemic relief along with expense cuts underpinned stronger operating performance for public universities in fiscal 2021,” according to Moody’s. 
Inside Higher Ed, July 5, 2022

Black and Latina women hold the most student debt

In just two months, the pause on federal student loan repayment will come to an end. Many borrowers are not financially prepared to resume payments due to the lingering effects of the pandemic ...
Diverse Education, July 1, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

What Biden's Title IX rules mean for due process

Critics of newly proposed Title IX regulations fear that the Biden administration is stripping away due process; others believe the Department of Education is striking an appropriate balance.
Inside Higher Ed, June 30, 2022

Washington Watch: House appropriations report accompanies funding bill

The House Appropriations Committee has released report language to accompany the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding bill. 
Community College Daily, June 29, 2022

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