News Links | September 20, 2022
System News | Opinion
Clark College President Karin Edwards invoked the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson in her summary of
the year of goals and challenges that lies ahead for the school. “The mind, once stretched
to a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
Columbian, Sept. 19, 2022
Area residents gathered on the Skagit Valley College campus Thursday evening to celebrate Mexico’s independence day. El Grito is held
on Sept. 15 as a traditional celebration of Mexico’s independence from the Spanish
monarchy on Sept. 16, 1810, according to a news release from Skagit Valley College.
Skagit Valley Herald, Sept. 16, 2022
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates chemistry professor Dr. James (Jim) Chen who was awarded the 2022 ACCT
Pacific Regional Faculty Award on August 12, 2022. The Association of Community College
Trustees’ (ACCT) regional awards program annually recognizes one trustee, equity program,
chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each
of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges.
Thurston Talk, Sept. 16, 2022
Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Jesse Johnson to the Highline College Board of Trustees. Johnson will be the fourth new trustee since John R. Mosby became
president in July 2018 at the Des Moines college. He fills former Board of Trustee
member Dan Altmayer’s position.
Kent Reporter, Sept. 15, 2022
... As part of a new Peninsula College program, the lab will offer certificates in everything from theater production to
carpentry and set design, as well as lighting and sound technology for stage and screen.
They are fields you'd have to move to Seattle to study, which can be out of reach
for many people.
King 5 News, Sept. 15, 2022
After about eight weeks on the job, Tim Wright, Centralia College’s new dean of arts and sciences, says he’s just beginning to get his feet wet, in all
senses of the expression. As a new dean, he’s been busy on campus meeting staff, faculty
and students and getting to know the ins and outs of the college.
Centralia Chronicle, Sept. 14, 2022
Pierce College is excited to announce the groundbreaking of the Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math (STEM) Building on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. The STEM Building will
be Pierce College Puyallup’s newest academic building since 2010.
Suburban Times, Sept. 13, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program awards
grants to support a wide variety of efforts to improve technician education at public
two-year colleges in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and engineering, to
nanotechnology and biotechnology, to agriculture and environmental sciences, and more.
Community College Daily, Sept. 19, 2022
Higher education associations generally like Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s
new regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 but want more clarity
about how the changes would be carried out, as well as more time to put policies in
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2022
A new survey conducted by the American College Health Association found that students
were far more likely than the general adult population to get vaccinated against COVID-19:
82 percent of college students surveyed reported being fully vaccinated against COVID-19,
compared with 65 percent of people aged 18 to 24 nationally, according to Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) on Tuesday voiced blistering criticism
of President Joe Biden’s loan cancellation policies and outlined her own vision for
higher education policy, as reflected in part in the REAL Reform Act introduced last
Community College Daily, Sept. 14, 2022