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News Links | July 06, 2023

July 06, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

TCC begins construction of new Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is beginning construction of its new Center for Innovative Learning and Engagement (CILE) this summer. ... It will house the college’s business, humanities, and social sciences programs ...
Suburban Times, July 5, 2023

World Refugee Day celebrated thanks to RISNW and EvCC

On Tuesday, June 20, Everett Community College (EvCC) in partnership with Refugee and Immigrant Services NW hosted a World Refugee Day celebration.
Lynnwood Times, July 3, 2023

Hometown Hero: Motivational speaker and coach pushes others to seize the day

... A 2013 graduate of Highline College, Jean-Pierre has been involved with Highline since he was a high school freshman, participating in evening spoken-word performances at the school.
Federal Way Mirror, June 30, 2023

Olympia appoints Kathleen Byrd as new poet laureate

... Byrd is an English and Creative Writing professor at South Puget Sound Community College and has brought climate change issues into her curriculum and poetry. "The commission appreciated Ms. Byrd's deep, rich perspective on the community,” said Burlingame.
JOLT, June 30, 2023

Centralia College’s new construction trades program postponed to fall quarter

... The construction trades program can be completed in one quarter and prepares individuals for jobs and apprenticeships in the construction industry, according to Centralia College
Centralia Chronicle, June 30, 2023

New program aims to add more child care professionals to workforce

... There's a new childcare basics certification program being offered at Spokane Falls Community College July 10. The Spokane Workforce Council has partnered with the college and the county to do the program. 
KXLY, June 29, 2023

Peninsula College 2023 Student Art show winners announced

Peninsula College’s Pirate Union Building Gallery of Art has announced the winners of its 2023 Student Art show. Best in show and the President’s Merit award went to Lydia L. Morris for the acrylic on canvas painting “Bailadora.” 
Peninsula Daily News, June 29, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Does the Supreme Court order apply to financial aid?

"...  All Missouri programs that make admitting decisions by disfavoring individuals based on race—not just college admissions, but also scholarships, employment, law reviews, etc.—must immediately adopt race-blind standards.”
Inside Higher Ed, July 5, 2023

700K in WA affected as Supreme Court rejects student loan debt plan

... In Washington state, as of September 2022, nearly 783,000 residents collectively held $28.2 billion in outstanding federal student loans. Nearly half are burdened with federal loans of more than $20,000, and over 77% are under the age of 50.
The Seattle Times, June 30, 2023

Washington Watch: Supreme Court strikes down Biden student loan relief plan

The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for each borrower. The plan was a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s higher education agenda ...
Inside Higher Ed, June 30, 2023

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