News Links | November 1, 2022
System News | Opinion
Washington’s community colleges are rising to the challenge of a nationwide teacher
shortage by providing a rigorous but affordable path to the classroom for aspiring
educators. The Legislature and local officials should monitor the effort closely and
look for opportunities to collaborate. [Centralia College, Grays Harbor College]
Seattle Times, Oct. 31, 2022
A nearly half-million-dollar grant will allow Yakima Valley College’s nursing program to upgrade its simulation equipment, which students use to experience
medical symptoms and situations. The $427,000 grant from the Legislature’s supplemental
budget funds will go toward purchasing a long list of resources ...
Yakima Herald-Republic, Oct. 29, 2022
With plans of opening in fall of 2023, the new Student Services & Instructional Building
(SSIB) at Grays Harbor College construction is now underway. The SSIB will provide a welcoming gateway to the college’s
campus and will serve as a connecting point between the college and the community.
Daily World, Oct. 29, 2022
... At the October Board Meeting, the Tacoma Community College Board of Trustees voted
to name Allied Health student Michele Hart [Tacoma Community College’s] Transforming Lives Award Nominee for 2022.
Suburban Times, Oct. 28, 2022
Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson has been reappointed to a second term on the Community Colleges of Spokane’s board of trustees by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee. Johnson first joined the board
in February 2018 and his new appointment ends Sept. 30, 2027.
Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Oct. 28, 2022
The field of candidates to be the next Wenatchee Valley College president has been whittled to four, each of whom will appear on campus next week
for public events. None of the four finalists are current WVC employees, and two are
currently presidents at other colleges
Wenatchee World, Oct. 27, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
STEM educators and industry partners are poised to benefit from the CHIPS and Science
Act that will funnel $280 billion into the semiconductor industry while a new bill
seeks to direct $1.4 billion to community colleges to educate the cybersecurity workforce.
Community College Daily, Nov. 1, 2022
... For the 2019–20 academic year, California, Georgia, Texas and Washington had the
highest number of affordable institutions, while four states—Hawaii, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island and Utah—had no affordable institutions, according to the report.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 31, 2022
The U.S. Education Department (ED) on Thursday released final regulations that will
usher the reinstatement of Pell Grant eligibility for individuals in prison that is
set to begin next summer.
Community College Daily, Oct. 27, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday that could overturn years of precedent. Past
decisions indicated colleges can use race in admissions as long as they don't use
quotas or give applicants benefits based solely on race.
PBS News Hour, Oct. 31, 2022
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing two cases – one involving Harvard
University, and the other the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – challenging
the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions policies.
NPR, Oct. 29, 2022