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News Links | August 15, 2023

August 15, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

GHC selected to participate in free/reduced-price meal pilot program

Grays Harbor College was one of four Washington Community and Technical Colleges awarded funds from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to promote food security for its students through a pilot program.
KXRO, Aug. 14, 2023

Creative Retirement Institute to celebrate 30th anniversary Aug. 22 at Edmonds College

... the [Edmonds College] organization “has thrived for three decades thanks to the volunteers who seek, with ongoing intellectual curiosity, the answers to questions that they may have carried with them for a short time or throughout their careers.
My Edmonds News, Aug. 11, 2023

Walla Walla Community College acquires new 3D technology to enhance health care teaching

Walla Walla Community College students and professors are in for a new experience this fall after WWCC recently became the first community college in Washington to own an Anatomage — a new medical teaching technology platform that uses 3D imagery.
La Grande Observer, Aug. 11, 2023

A new transit line and freeway are heading to Spokane Community College, but Kevin Brockbank prefers to walk around campus

The future has never been certain for former Spokane Community College President Kevin Brockbank. Before working in higher education, he thought he would be a high school business teacher ... [Community Colleges of Spokane]
Inlander, Aug. 10, 2023

SFCC hosts Spokane Tribe students in STEM program

Walk into a classroom at Spokane Falls Community College this week, and you won't find college students. You'll find high school students instead. More than 50 Spokane Tribe students are at SFCC this week to get excited about STEM.
KREM, Aug. 9, 2023

Bob Mohrbacher commentary: Take a leap to get a foot in the door at Centralia College

... What gets less attention are all the amazing individuals who took a huge leap just to get their foot in the door. I’m talking about the people who complete a short certificate at Centralia College.
Centralia Chronicle, Aug. 7, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Washington Watch: New federal guidance following affirmative action ruling

... Of particular note to community colleges ... These include programs at four-year institutions that “commit them to enroll, support, and graduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race, who are attending or have graduated from community college.”
Community College Daily, Aug. 14, 2023

Zoom’s changing stances on AI and user data have faculty alarmed

Faculty members joined the social media outrage over Zoom’s ambiguity on using data to feed its AI and machine learning platforms. 
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 11, 2023

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