News Links | March 10, 2022
System News | Opinion
Yakima Valley College is offering scholarships to help pay for books and fees for students who may be ineligible
for other financial assistance due to their citizenship status. “All undocumented
students who are committed to attending YVC and who fully comprehend the challenges
to come can make their educational dreams a reality,” Beyond Dreaming Scholarship
Coordinator Marivy Vasquez said.
YakTriNews, March 9, 2022
... “Recent events across the globe have demonstrated that the ideals of the Fulbright
Program are as relevant today as they were in its founding,” said John Mosby, president
of Washington’s Highline College, which received two Fulbright Scholars grants this year.
Community College Daily, March 8, 2022
Getting there: Now out of the North Spokane Corridor’s path, SCC’s clock tower is set for renovations
The Spokane Community College clock tower, which once appeared destined for the wrecking ball to make way for a
new freeway, is not only sticking around, but may get a facelift. The 84-foot-tall
clock tower was once thought to be in the path of the North Spokane Corridor, the
10.5-mile highway that is currently under construction from Hillyard to SCC.
The Spokesman-Review, March 7, 2022
Clark College President Karin Edwards was recently named a Paragon President by the Phi Theta Kappa
Honor Society. The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student
success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer and employment.
They have taken an active interest in supporting students, including high-achieving
students and developing student leaders on campus.
The Columbian, March 6, 2022
A great new opportunity has emerged for local Amazon workers. According to Community Colleges of Spokane, Amazon workers in Spokane will be able to go to community college for free. The
two colleges selected to take part in this partnership are Spokane Community College (SCC) and Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC).
KREM, March 4, 2022
... “If the investigation continues to show that no personal information was stolen,
and we are able to restore the data that has been encrypted, we will be able to emerge
from this attack without significant lasting harm,” said President Bob Mohrbacher
in an campuswide email on Thursday. ... Centralia College’s IT Department continues to work with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, along with several external experts who specialize in ransomware attacks, to investigate
the Feb. 14 attack and restore campus services.
The Chronicle, March 4, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Although Congress recently lifted a nearly three-decade-long ban on incarcerated students
receiving Pell Grants, many advocates say more policy reforms are needed to ensure
formerly and currently incarcerated people can equitably take part in quality college
Diverse Education, March 8, 2022
Northern Essex Community College introduced a slew of new initiatives to enroll and
retain Hispanic students after the pandemic led to a sharp enrollment decline. The
college recovered the losses, and administrators learned lasting lessons about how
to better serve these students.
Inside Higher Ed, March 8, 2022
An increasing number of states are introducing and expanding the authority for community
colleges to confer bachelor’s degrees in applied fields, with 25 states currently
authorizing and a few more actively considering adoption. ... Two states, Washington
and Florida, have authorized CCB programs for 17 and 21 years, respectively. CCB programs
are now operating at almost all predominantly associate-granting public colleges in
New America, March 3, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Congress released on Wednesday an omnibus fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill
that will fund the entire federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal
year, which began on October 1. As expected, the final bill contains smaller increases
for education and workforce training programs than were contained in either the House
or Senate bills advanced by Democrats last year.
Community College Daily, March 9, 2022
As part of a sweeping update of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Congress is
moving to require that institutions of higher education administer biennially a new
survey designed to obtain information regarding postsecondary student experiences
with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking.
Community College Daily, March 5, 2022
Several members of Congress, including Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, say changes
need to be made to address food insecurity among certain groups of students. According
to a release, lawmakers are urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
to issue guidance clarifying college students’ eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition
CBS 19 News, March 3, 2022