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News Links | July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Upward Bound Program helps underserved students get into college

The Upward Bound Program has been around at Yakima Valley College for decades. It continues to impact the lives of underserved students by showing them they can go to college too and how to prepare for it. 
NBC Right Now, July 25, 2022

Sen. Murray announces additional pandemic relief for WA higher education; Includes GHC

Grays Harbor College will receive nearly $400,000 in additional federal pandemic relief. Senator Patty Murray, Chair of the Senate Education Committee and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ...
KXRO News Radio, July 22, 2022

Edmonds College awarded grant for new AI lab

Edmonds College was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies, and Intel, as part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator Network Initiative. 
Edmonds Beacon, July 21, 2022

Cascadia College is creating a model for campus sustainability

Cascadia College, located in Bothell, is using sustainable practices to confront major environmental problems like climate change and deforestation. In 2021, the college won the Campus Sustainability Achievement Award ...
Woodinville Weekly, July 20, 2022

Dr. Jack Kahn to start July 2 as the next president of Shoreline Community College

... “I was drawn to the student-centered organization of the academic pathways and, of course, all of the great academic programs at [Shoreline Community College]. I really enjoyed seeing the innovative new programs such as the mental health and policing merge.” said Kahn. 
Shoreline Area News, June 24, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A growing number of Americans are questioning the value of going to college

... In line with previous years, the survey finds that Democrats and Republicans disagree about multiple aspects of higher education. While 73% of Democrats believe colleges and universities have a positive impact on the country, only 37% of Republicans feel that way. 
NPR, July 26, 2022

Major returns for adult learners going back to college

... The report also found that adult learners who earned associate degrees in more technical fields such as engineering and health had greater economic mobility gains than those who pursued bachelor's degrees in less technical fields such as business or psychology. 
Inside Higher Ed, July 25, 2022

Ransomware attacks against higher ed increase

Colleges and universities experienced a surge in ransomware attacks in 2021, and those attacks had significant operational and financial costs, according to a new report.
Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2022

Survey: More than half of higher ed workers plan to leave

Many higher education employees are headed for the exits, according to a new survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, which found that more than half of respondents said they were likely to look for other employment within the next 12 months.
Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Senate competition bill doesn’t include short-term Pell

... Instead, the Senate is poised to pass a slimmed-down bill that jettisons many of the provisions in the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, including a short-term Pell amendment added to the legislation by the House.
Community College Daily, July 22, 2022

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