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News Links | January 10, 2023

January 10, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Screaming gummy bears, angry birds and fire shows: Activities attract families to YVC’s STEM Day

A screaming gummy bear was the hottest ticket Saturday at Yakima Valley College’s STEM Day. ... The screaming gummy bear was just one of many science activities available for families to check out at the college’s first STEM Day since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. 
Yakima Herald, Jan. 9, 2023

Kadlec trying to combat the healthcare worker crisis

... Kim Tucker is the Director of the nursing programs at [Columbia Basin College]. Tucker says they accept a total of 126 students to the different nursing programs every year, the catch? There are only 15 faculty members for the programs.
NBC Right Now, Jan. 9, 2023

Washington Watch: Prepare for major ED regulatory changes

... ED also will issue formal “Notices of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in several key areas. In several cases, these proposed rules were subject to negotiated rulemaking in early 2022, at which community colleges were represented by Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College, and Will Durden, director of basic education for adults at Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
Community College Daily, Jan. 8, 2023

In Focus: A look at Centralia College’s new multisport athletics complex

... “The sports complex, which will include fields for baseball, softball, and soccer, will use modern turf composed of grass-like fibers supported by soft, tiny balls of cork or other material that works like dirt to hold each blade aloft,” according to [Centralia College]. 
Centralia Chronicle, Jan. 6, 2023

For the love of it: Graphic design veteran David Hampton continues to teach

A classroom in the Music and Arts building at Wenatchee Valley College is filled with 35 desktop computers for graphic design students. The two-year program has been led by adjunct teacher David Hampton for 12 years ...
Wenatchee World, Jan. 5, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

No-cost strategies to strengthen your storytelling

A new year means a new start, and many are heading back to campus with a long list of resolutions. While it’s tempting to set lofty goals, experts have found that focusing on small, realistic changes can make the biggest impact.
Community College Daily, Jan. 8, 2023

New Hope Center report on the 'college SNAP gap'

... The report, released Monday, notes that a national student survey conducted by the Hope Center in 2020 found that only 18 percent of students who reported experiencing food or housing insecurity were enrolled in SNAP. 
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 10, 2023

An 'ambitious' regulatory agenda

The Education Department’s docket for this year includes amending regulations on accreditation, state authorization, distance education, cash management and third-party servicers. Plus, the agency plans new Title IX and gainful-employment regulations this spring.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 6, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness

The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms.
The Seattle Times, Jan. 10, 2023

Foxx wins chair of House Ed and Workforce Committee

... “Americans should be free to work, build, and educate their children as they see fit,” Foxx said. “Under the Biden administration, these fundamental rights are besieged, but I am committed to safeguarding them. It is time to restore Constitutional government in America.”
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 10, 2023

HEROES Act at center of debt-relief legal fight

Executive overreach or legal use of statutory authority? That will be a key question for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider when it hears arguments in two debt-relief lawsuits early this year.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 10, 2023

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