News Links | June 21, 2022
System News | Opinion
‘Empowering voices the world needs to hear’
... MacKenzie Scott announced her gift to Walla Walla Community College in 2020. “This is the sort of gift that was intended to be transformational,” said
President Chad Hickox. “And we intend for it to be transformational, and we also want
to put it into effect as quickly as possible.”
Community College Daily, June 20, 2022
City celebrates We are One project
... “Pierce College Puyallup is honored to feature this important work and to partner with both the School District
and the City,” said Pierce College Puyallup Interim President Matthew Campbell, Ed.D.
“As an institution committed to equity, we deeply value how Lauren’s art centers community
and reminds us of our role in removing barriers, not just acknowledging when they’ve
been overcome ..."
Suburban Times, June 19, 2022
How a Spokane mom and her daughter ended up graduating college at the same time
... Alyssa went first Friday afternoon as Spokane Falls Community College awarded 1,480 degrees and certificates to graduating students this year as well as
148 associate degrees for Running Start students. [Spokane Community College], meanwhile, conferred more than 1,700 degrees and certificates to graduating students
along with 182 associate degrees for Running Start students.
The Spokesman-Review, June 18, 2022
Clark College graduation
Juan Carlos Cruz Perez, right, receives his diploma from Dr. Rashida Willard, Vice
President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at the Clark College Commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
... [Photo slideshow]
Columbian, June 17, 2022
Seattle’s history of Black language: African American English, code-switching and why it matters today
... In the years following the abolishment of chattel slavery in the U.S., African
American English presented itself proudly in Black expression, says Ron Holland, associate
professor of English at Bellevue College. He pointed to movements like the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s and the
civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as examples of the impact of Black language.
The Seattle Times, June 17, 2022
Anti-racism topic of final Studium Generale series
“Thank You, America: My Personal Journey Toward Anti-Racism,” is the topic for Peninsula College’s final Studium Generale of the year today. Cheyenne Tuller, chair of the Adult Basic
Education division of Transitional Studies at Peninsula College, will present the
lecture and then invite guests to engage in reflection as well.
Peninsula Daily News, June 16, 2022
Joanne Schwartz, Talia May Hansen to receive honorary degrees from Centralia College
Centralia College has selected two people to receive honorary bachelor’s degrees at the college’s 2022
commencement ceremony: former trustee Joanne Schwartz and Talia May Hansen, a 31-year-old
student who died of COVID-19 in September 2021 before completing her teaching degree.
Centralia Chronicle, June 15, 2022
Meet South Puget Sound Community College’s 2022 Outstanding Student Award recipients
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) presented students Molly Echols, Yuho Fujii, and Jemal Ozkara with the 2022 Outstanding
Student Award at the SPSCC Commencement Ceremony on June 10, 2022.
Thurston Talk, June 13, 2022
Edmonds College to host drive-through commencement and virtual ceremony on June 17
... “The 2022 graduating class persisted through a challenging academic climate,”
said [Edmonds College] President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “I commend them for their grit and perseverance. The
fortitude they displayed at Edmonds College will serve them well in their future endeavors.”
Lynnwood Today, June 14, 2022
South Puget Sound Community College celebrates 1,314 graduates at the 2022 commencement ceremony
... For its 57th commencement ceremony, [South Puget Sound Community College] will award 1,207 associate degrees and 273 certificates to the graduating class.
Additionally, the college will award 131 GED awards and 120 high school diplomas.
Thurston Talk, June 9, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Commentary: Daycare and wages
In a discussion today, someone mentioned the need to phase out any academic programs
that don’t lead to “family-sustaining wages.” The argument was that it’s unethical
to ask students of modest means to borrow money to pay for a degree that leads to
a job that likely won’t pay enough to both live on and pay back the loans.
Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2022
With $10M windfall, free Seattle coding school for women goes national to speed change in tech’s bro culture
... The share of men among the city’s computer and math workers stands at almost 80%
— slightly higher than a decade ago, according to census figures. Men make up about
73% of tech workers nationally. What makes those figures even more astonishing is
that women pioneered the computer field and outnumbered men for much of its history.
The Seattle Times, June 19, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The ‘pernicious’ practice of withholding transcripts to collect debt
Should unpaid debts to their colleges stop students from getting jobs or continuing
their educations? Some government officials don’t think so, and they are targeting
transcript withholding, in which colleges and universities prevent former students
from receiving academic transcripts they need for employment or enrollment at a new
Inside Higher Ed, June 21, 2022
Opinion: Title IX revisited: Landmark legislation still evolving after 50 years
This month marks 50 years of Title IX, a groundbreaking civil rights law that prohibits
federally funded educational institutions from discriminating on the basis of sex.
Even after 50 years, Title IX is still evolving, and we believe must be strengthened
in the interest of all students and school employees.
The Seattle Times, June 19, 2022