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News Links | March 2, 2023

March 02, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Commentary: It’s time for Centralia College students to apply for financial aid

Last year at this time, I shared with you an area that needed some significant work — FAFSA completion. But, I’m happy to report that local and statewide efforts are paying off and Washington students are benefiting. [Centralia College]
Centralia College, March 1, 2023

Bates Technical College Foundation partners with Tacoma Urban League to support students of color

Bates Technical College students of color can now apply for a $2,500 scholarship, made possible through a partnership with the Tacoma Urban League. The college’s foundation recently entered a six-year partnership with the Tacoma Urban League to offer the T’wina Nobles Young Professional Scholarship ...
Suburban Times, Feb. 28, 2023

Editorial: In Our View: Clark College’s Bee Campus plan buzz-worthy

... As officials at Clark College work to establish the Vancouver college as a Bee Campus, we are reminded of the vast role that bees play in our ecosystem — pollinating not only wildflowers but fruits and vegetables.
Columbian, Feb. 28, 2023

Four Chancellor finalists selected for Community Colleges of Spokane

Four finalists for the Chancellor position at Community Colleges of Spokane (CSS) were announced Friday, February 24, 2023. The Board of Trustees said they received impressive applications from all over the country, and the final four were slated to visit Spokane in the month of March to participate in public forums.
KXLY, Feb. 27, 2023

SFCC highlights forgotten Black figures

February is Black History Month and Spokane Falls Community College is highlighting forgotten Black figures in American history. [Video]
KHQ, Feb. 27, 2023

Construction continues on new GHC building; naming rights available for some donors

... With plans of opening in winter 2024, the new Student Services & Instructional Building (SSIB) will house Grays Harbor College's Student Services departments. The building will also include a coffee bar, dining area for students, and space for student life.
KXRO, Feb. 27, 2023

Clark College abuzz over bee buffet

Steve Clark’s movements appeared to vibrate an endless amount of energy and delight – sort of like the bees he’s attempting to draw to Clark College’s lawns. “I’m literally freaking out right now,” the biology professor said during a demonstration Tuesday, promptly scooping a handful of wildflower seeds from a fabric sack.
Columbian, Feb. 27, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Study: Minority male student success linked to having consistent academic coach

Findings from a recent study on the role of technology-enabled academic success coaching to close equity gaps at community colleges validate the benefits of both providing such coaching and ensuring that coaches stay with their assigned students.
Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2023

Tuition/cost are important, but so are online options

Results from a survey by Anthology emphasize that tuition and cost, followed by location, are still the most important factors in selecting a college — and they are especially important for current and prospective community college students — but next on the list is the availability of online courses.
Community College Daily, March 2, 2023

ChatGPT: Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bot

Higher education seemed to embrace the concept of AI for administrative systems and student relations support. There was a lot invested in technologies that could “personalize” systems and connect students with departments, divisions and support services faster. 
Community College Daily, March 1, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Proposal to expand Running Start clears Senate committee

A bill that would expand access to the Running Start program was approved by the Senate Ways & Means Committee Friday, and will now advance to the full Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, SB-5670 would allow 10th graders to participate in one entirely online college course per quarter through any state institution.
Wenatchee World, Feb. 28, 2023

Fight over student debt cancellation hits Supreme Court

After months of uncertainty for borrowers, the Biden administration’s student loan debt cancellation program, which offers $10,000 of relief to those making up to $125,000 and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, came before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in oral arguments that stretched for over an hour past their scheduled time.
Diverse Education, Feb. 28, 2023

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