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News Links | July 25, 2023

July 25, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

NPS: Columbia Basin College planetarium

... 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

Newsmakers: Appointments

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 and partnerships.
Community College Daily, July 24, 2023

Sara Smith: BTC student fishery

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. [Audio]
KGMI, July 21, 2023

Third party cybersecurity incident impacts Peninsula College community

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

A classroom in the vineyard

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

Reconciling contrasting findings on perceptions of Higher Ed

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

Student Voices: Why U.S. college admissions systems hurt gap-year students like me

... 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

Easing up on degree requirements

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

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