News Links | September 6, 2022
System News | Opinion
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has selected Steven Thomas, Peninsula College’s vice president of instruction, for the 2022-23 class of Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship.
Thomas is one of 31 selected nationwide for the fellowship, Peninsula College announced
in a press release.
Peninsula Daily News, Sept. 5, 2022
For years [Columbia Basin College] students have been chipping in to help replace an aging, inadequate recreation center.
Now after more than a year of delays, the $35 million facility is nearing completion
— and lives up to the hype. The facility is modern in every sense of the word, setting
students up to compete in everything from volleyball and indoor soccer to esports.
Tri-City Herald, Sept. 5, 2022
The search for Wenatchee Valley College’s next president is moving forward, with the deadline to apply less than four weeks
away. The application window for the position closes on Sept. 28, with in-person semifinalist
interviews planned for Oct. 17 and 18.
The Wenatchee World, Sept. 2, 2022
... He began taking English lessons from Edmonds College and got involved with Lynnwood’s growing Afghan refugee and immigrant population,
which led him to the five families whose children became his first students. “They
said, ‘We want to have our children with you, so they can learn something from you,’”
The Seattle Times, Sept. 1, 2022
... “Bank accounts, social security numbers, health information, the names and addresses
of family and friends — all this data creates a treasure trove of information for
cybercriminals looking to commit identify fraud themselves or sell the information
to others,” said Paul Francis, executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. “With this investment, our colleges will train more people in cybersecurity at all
levels,” Francis said by email. [12 colleges listed]
GeekWire, August 31, 2022
School is back in session for every grade level and higher education. Dr. Rebekah
Woods has been at the helm of Columbia Basin College in Pasco for nearly five years now. Dr. Woods actually started her professional career
practicing law but ended up working at her alma mater and staying in higher ed ever
NBC Right Now, August 30, 2022
... Shoreline Community College dean of health occupations and nursing, Mary Burroughs, says it won’t be easy since
it’s one-on-one testing. They have to show that they are competent in skills like
“hand-washing, personal care, transfers, bathing, clothing, feeding,” Burroughs says,
“they have to demonstrate that to us individually, and they have to pass each of those
Northwest News Radio, August 29, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
As we look forward to the new school year, Washington’s students have incredible learning
opportunities ahead. As educators our joy is seeing students finding their passions
and helping them build the skills they need to pursue their dreams. This is why we
are excited that Washington lawmakers have expanded grant opportunities for schools
to access Core Plus programs.
The Seattle Times, Sept. 6, 2022
... The report, National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students, is
a collection of qualitative and quantitative data from 2,789 current and former NNSP
scholarship recipients, representing 172 Tribal Nations, who enrolled at any postsecondary
institution. NNSP leaders believe it is likely the largest data set on Indigenous
students in existence.
Diverse Education, Sept. 2, 2022
Black, Hispanic and low-income community college students who take up to half their
courses online increase their odds of completing degrees, a working paper finds. Fully
online learners are less likely to earn a credential.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 1, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Conservative groups and Republican state attorneys general are exploring legal options
that could throw a wrench in President Biden’s plan to cancel a third of the $1.7
trillion in federal student loan debt. They say the plan is an illegal use of executive
authority, but proving that in court could be tricky, as groups scramble to search
for a plaintiff with the legal standing to sue.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 6, 2022
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has submitted formal regulatory
comments on the Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on
new Pell Grant eligibility for prisoners, which takes effect next July 1.
Community College Daily, August 31, 2022