News Links | March 2, 2023
System News | Opinion
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 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
... 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
Columbian, Feb. 28, 2023
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
February is Black History Month and Spokane Falls Community College is highlighting forgotten Black figures in American history. [Video]
KHQ, Feb. 27, 2023
... 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
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
Columbian, Feb. 27, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
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
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
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
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
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