News Links | July 25, 2023
System News | Opinion
... The [Columbia Basin College] planetarium is a theater projecting a 36-foot wide hemisphere onto the ceiling.
Erin Steinhert, the Planetarium and Observatory Director, says its the largest planetarium
theater in the state of Washington. [Video]
NBC Right Now, July 24, 2023
Maribel Jimenez is the first vice president equity, diversity and transformation at
Highline College in Washington. She previously was the college’s dean of academic transfer pathways
Community College Daily, July 24, 2023
KGMI’s Jason Upton talks to Bellingham Technical College instructor Sara Smith about BTC’s student fishery that they’re presenting on at the
Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress in Las Vegas this October.
KGMI, July 21, 2023
Two vendors have notified Peninsula College of a cybersecurity incident that may have exposed personally identifiable information
of current students as well as employees.
Peninsula Daily News, July 21, 2023
Students at Walla Walla Community College in rural Washington learn how to support the valley’s wine-making economy. And they’re
doing it straight from the grapevine.
Daily Yonder, July 20, 2023
Higher Education and Politics
For those who are concerned about Americans’ perceptions of higher education, the
past few weeks may have been confusing. A Gallup poll was released, bearing terrible
news: only 36% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in
higher education ...
Diverse Education, July 25, 2023
... When I began applying to colleges, I found myself classified as a transfer student
instead of a freshman, even though I only took nine community college credits in total.
The Seattle Times, July 23, 2023
Employers continue to loosen the reigns on requiring a college degree for entry-level
positions — focusing instead on applicants’ skills — as they struggle to find enough
workers for open jobs, according to an annual report on employability by Cengage Group.
Community College Daily, July 20, 2023