News Links | March 9, 2023
System News | Opinion
Spring quarter at Grays Harbor College begins on April 10, and students have an opportunity to take a class for free. The
college is continuing their “Take a Class on Us” program that allows for students
to take a class up to 5 credits for free, to a $1,000 value.
KXRO, March 8, 2023
Pierce College is pleased to introduce the five candidates for the position of President.
The College is planning to fill two positions – President, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and President, Pierce College Puyallup. The candidates will visit the two campuses throughout the month of March and present
an open forum at both the Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom campuses.
Suburban Times, March 8, 2023
Players with the Spokane Chiefs have a new assignment: English 101. The Chiefs play
at the Spokane Arena for 34 games a season, which doesn't really give them time for
anything else. But thanks to a partnership with Spokane Community College (SCC), they're now able to get an education.
KREM 2, March 8, 2023
The Kent Station shopping center will dedicate its annual Green River College Scholarship in 2023 in the name of longtime president Rich Rutkowski. Rutkowski,
79, died in October 2022. He was president of Green River College from 1983 to 2010
and was the driving force behind starting the school’s satellite campus at Kent Station
in the early 2000s.
Kent Reporter, March 7, 2023
Some of the first calves born from embryo transfer at Walla Walla Community College are already up and running around the pasture. The calves are the first of their
kind for the college and are from embryos taken out of one cow and placed in another
surrogate to be born. [Video]
NBC Right Now, March 6, 2023
The Yakima Valley College Drama Department is asking students and community members to submit original short
play scripts for the annual Festival of New Works. Plays will be performed by students
during the festival as an opportunity to showcase local work.
NBC Right Now, Feb. 23, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
The rate of community college students transferring to four-year colleges this fall
continued its pandemic-era decline, dropping -7.5% compared to fall 2021, according
to a new report. In particular, students who earned an associate degree before transferring
declined more than those without a prior associate degree ...
Community College Daily, March 9, 2023
... “A lot of people say the education system is broken in the United States,” Hansen
said. “It’s not broken. It does exactly what it’s designed to do, which is create
degree recipients. It’s our job to challenge that and say maybe there need to be alternatives.”
Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2023
When he looked to the future, Grayson Hart always saw a college degree. He was a good
student at a good high school. He wanted to be an actor, or maybe a teacher. Growing
up, he believed college was the only route to a good job, stability and a happy life.
The pandemic changed his mind.
The Seattle Times, March 8, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
Representative Virginia Foxx is planning to leverage the decline in public perception
of higher education to usher in a new era of stronger accountability for the nation’s
colleges and universities in her role as chairwoman of the House education committee.
Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2023