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News Links | May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

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Court of Appeals to hold hearings at Skagit Valley College

... hosting the appellate court on the [Skagit Valley College] campus will provide an opportunity for students, faculty and the general public to observe real-world cases, courtroom procedures and legal arguments.
Skagit Valley Herald, May 29, 2023

‘It’s a K-14, K-16 effort’: The Chehalis School District’s unique effort to support its alumni after graduation

... One of the primary ways the district and foundation have sought to support students after they graduate from W.F. West has been through a partnership with Centralia College.
Centralia Chronicle, May 29, 2023

I-5 Bridge replacement will require strong labor pool in Clark County

... Just weeks ago, the boat was mostly one large sheet of aluminum. “Everyone was looking at it like ‘That’s going to be a boat one day?’” said Johnson, a student in Clark College’s welding program.
Columbian, May 28, 2023

Edmonds College’s AI Incubator Lab launching in fall 2023

Edmonds College’s STEM department will launch the AI Incubator Lab in fall 2023. The lab will help students get hands-on experience with applying artificial intelligence (AI) in various professions ...
My Edmonds News, May 27, 2023

Centralia College’s World War II legacy remembered at Memorial Day ceremony

Around two dozen people were at Centralia College on Thursday morning as the college held its Memorial Day ceremony at the campus clocktower. 
Centralia Chronicle, May 26, 2023

Wenatchee Valley College students enjoy International Day, Spring Fest Carnival

With finals in three weeks, students at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) took a break from the books and possible stress to enjoy International Day and Spring Fest Carnival.
Wenatchee World, May 26, 2023

Professors plan summer AI upskilling, with or without support

... Melissa Adams, librarian at Tacoma Community College, and her colleagues set up a faculty resource page that offers an introduction to generative AI.
Inside Higher Ed, May 26, 2023

Pasco Superintendent to speak on panel at Workforce Summit

Whitney will be among four speakers for the Education and Student Training Panel, alongside Kris Johnson, CEO of AWB, Paul Francis of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and Kirk Schulz, president of Washington State University. [Video]
NBC Right Now, May 25, 2023

Reporter’s notebook: Apprenticeship Ambassadors expands

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the latest 98 additions to the Apprenticeship Ambassadors program — including nearly a dozen public two-year colleges ... Construction Center of Excellence/Renton Technical College (Washington)
Community College Daily, May 25, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Momentum building for Pell Grant expansion

Informal negotiations over how to expand the Pell Grant to job-training programs have begun but lawmakers face uphill challenge in getting a bill through Congress.
Inside Higher Ed, May 30, 2023

Reporter’s notebook: ED delays new Title IX regs to October

The U.S. Education Department (ED) plans to delay the release of its final Title IX rule until October, including its proposed athletic regulations. They were initially supposed to be ready in May or June.
Community College Daily, May 29, 2023

Survey: Half of college students with mental health issues haven't accessed care

... In the nationally representative survey of 3,000 undergraduates at 158 two- and four-year institutions, students answered questions about chronic and acute stress, physical health and wellness, and mental health.
Inside Higher Ed, May 26, 2023

Expect interest rates on federal student loans to rise

Interest rates on new federal student loans are expected to exceed 5% for the first time in five years, adding to the pressure on families already struggling to pay for college.
New York Times, May 19, 2023

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