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News Links | October 18, 2022

October 18, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Renton Technical College introduces program to let students try a trade

Renton Technical College (RTC) is introducing a program that allows community members and prospective students to try a trade program intro course before fully committing to it.
Renton Reporter, Oct. 17, 2022

Student demand for flexibility fuels increase in online classes. CBC enrollment climbs

Columbia Basin College is bucking the trend on college enrollment. Most colleges and four-year universities are still reporting losses in enrollment caused by the COVID pandemic, a strong job market and inflation. 
Tri-City Herald, Oct. 17, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College opens the Dr. Angela J. Bowen Center for Health Education

On October 11, 2022, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) celebrated the grand opening of the Dr. Angela J. Bowen Center for Health Education with a ribbon-cutting event. 
Thurston Talk, Oct. 14, 2022

Minh Carrico’s work featured at Edmonds College Art Gallery

The Edmonds College Art Gallery’s fall exhibit showcases the work of Minh Carrico, an Edmonds College instructor and chair for photography and visual communications. 
NW Asian Weekly, Oct. 13, 2022

Amazon donates $3M to Seattle-area colleges to support computer science degrees

... Bellevue College, located east of Seattle, will receive $1.5 million over three years to support its bachelor of science in computer science. ... The Seattle College Foundation will also receive $1.5 million to help fund its newly launched bachelor of science in computer science. This fall, North Seattle College admitted its first class of 20 students pursuing the degree.
GeekWire, Oct. 12, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

As the pandemic wanes, all eyes are on enrollment

... At WSU Pullman, the system’s flagship campus, freshman enrollment was higher than it had been in four years, but transfers were down by 20 percent.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 17, 2022

A surge in young undergrads, fully online

... the tens of thousands of traditional-age undergraduates big online universities are now enrolling would be eagerly welcomed by the many four-year residential campuses and community colleges that are seeing their enrollments fall.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 14, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

You can now apply for Biden's student loan relief plan. Here's how

On Monday, President Biden announced the application for his student loan relief program is officially live. The administration published a beta version of the application last week. Since its launch on Friday, more than 8 million borrowers have already applied for debt relief ...
NPR, Oct. 17, 2022

Debt relief likely focus of GOP lawmakers

If Republicans take control of the House of Representatives after the upcoming midterm elections, the Biden administration could expect lawsuits challenging student loan forgiveness and stepped-up oversight of the U.S. Department of Education, higher education lobbyists and policy experts say.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 17, 2022

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