News Links | June 17, 2022
System News | Opinion
Peninsula College to award 457 degrees, certificates Saturday
Peninsula College will observe its 60th commencement ceremony on Saturday when it awards 457 degrees
and certificates to graduates. ... Speakers will include outgoing Board of Trustees
Chair Mike Glenn and Student Body President Kacia Muscutt.
Peninsula Daily News, June 17, 2022
'This is my time': A promise continues to push Wenatchee Valley College graduate
... This Friday, Menley will take another step toward achieving that goal, graduating
from Wenatchee Valley College with an Associate of Technical Science in Business Computer Technology, something
she describes as "surreal."
Wenatchee World, June 16, 2022
Grays Harbor College names top 16 students of 2022
Out of the Top 16 local college graduates for 2022, over 80% are Running Start students.
Grays Harbor College released their list of the Top 16 students among the graduating class this year,
and the list features a majority of the students going to college at the same time
as they attended high school.
KXRO News Radio, June 16, 2022
At 57, this new college graduate is changing careers to help other Tri-Citians
Wayne Ellis is at the age where most people start to think about retirement. But on
Friday he will be sitting in a sea full of young adults who could be his children,
waiting to receive his degree from Columbia Basin College.
Tri-City Herald, June 16, 2022
New TCC president Harrell gives transportation club an orientation on helping students succeed
Ivan L. Harrell II., Ph.D. was the welcome guest at the June meeting of the Transportation
Club of Tacoma. As our last speaker leading up to our two-month hiatus, Dr. Harrell
seemed the perfect speaker for our local Transportation Club. ... Dr. Harrell serves
as the 11th President of Tacoma Community College (TCC).
Suburban Times, June 15, 2022
Cascadia College’s Class of 2022 walks across the stage
After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, Cascadia College’s Class of 2022 walked across the stage for their degrees on June 10. Virtual ceremonies
were held for the classes of 2020 and 2021, however the excitement of an in-person
ceremony filled the campus.
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, June 13, 2022
New Walla Walla Community College wine program director eager to 'captain the ship'
A new director has been announced for the Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology and Viticulture. Officials said after a comprehensive search,
Stylianos Logothetis has been hired as head of the college’s wine industry program.
Union-Bulletin, June 13, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Students see COVID's impact on professors
Just as COVID case numbers have ebbed and flowed since spring 2020, so have professor
and student experiences. Sometimes it all seems manageable, and at other times stress
or fatigue settle in, making teaching and learning a struggle.
Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2022
Americans support student loan forgiveness, but would rather rein in college costs
... slightly more than half of Americans support what has been reported to be Biden's
likeliest path: forgiving up to $10,000 per person. But an overwhelming majority –
including a majority of those with student loans – said the government should prioritize
making college more affordable over forgiving existing student loans.
NPR, June 17, 2022
Study: College degree completers more likely than non-completers to come from degree-holding household
College students who complete their degree [young adults ages 18 to 30, who have completed
a 2- or 4-year degree] are significantly more likely than those who did not to come
from households where at least one parent has earned a college degree ...
Diverse Education, June 16, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Critics say campus sex assault rules fall short and need an overhaul
... President Joe Biden and other critics say the rules, finalized in 2020 by then-Education
Secretary Betsy DeVos, fail to adequately protect sexual assault victims, deter them
from reporting misconduct and go too far in shielding the accused. Biden is expected
to announce new rules as soon as this month.
NPR, June 17, 2022
Student loan borrowers get a rare win as Senate approves a fix
The Senate has approved a proposal that would allow borrowers stuck with student loan
debt linked to a spouse or ex-spouse to separate those loans. For many, it could also
open a path to having their loans erased as part of a federal loan-forgiveness program.
NPR, June 16, 2022
Lawmakers put pressure on Ed Department for student debt relief
Democrats and Republicans are putting pressure on the Biden administration to clarify
many questions regarding his plan to cancel student debt. Republicans are asking for
specific information regarding the president’s legal authority to cancel student debt
Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2022
Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona calls on Congress to offer citizenship path to Dreamers
As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy reaches a decade, U.S.
Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona is calling on Congress to offer a path
to citizenship for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young
age who are protected from deportation.
Diverse Education, June 15, 2022