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News Links | Feb. 13, 2024

February 13, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Shifting schools

Looking at the last decade of higher education, a lot has changed, from COVID-19 plucking students from classrooms and popularizing e-learning to seeing suggestions of a national shift from office jobs to trade work. [Clover Park Technical College, South Puget Sound Community College]
South Sound Magazine, Feb. 12, 2024

During Edmonds College talk, virologist explains how AI is changing gene therapy research

... During a presentation at Edmonds College last week, Dr. Semih Tareen – a virologist and former executive director of Sana Biotechnology – discussed how gene therapy and AI are changing biomedicine.
My Edmonds News, Feb. 12, 2024

South Seattle College and partners transforming past Hat ‘n’ Boots site into future forest

Forest-restoration work parties are typically in or near the woods. Not this one on Saturday. Volunteers came to a wide-open site on the South Seattle College Georgetown campus – one with a memorable history – to plant the future Georgetown Community Forest.
West Seattle Blog, Feb. 11, 2024

Commentary: A generous community changes lives for WWCC students

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to this incredible community for giving more than $1.3 million to support hard-working Walla Walla Community College students in 2023.
Union-Bulletin, Feb. 10, 2024

TCC hosts 2nd Annual Black Artists Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Tacoma Community College Black Artists Exhibition is a show that includes the work of 22 artists, roughly half of whom reside in Tacoma with the rest from nearby communities. [Video]
News Tribune, Feb. 9, 2024

How the College Assistance Migrant Program helps students succeed

The College Assistance Migrant Program helps students who have worked or have dependents who do migrant farm work in the U.S., according to the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. [Yakima Valley College]
Nonstop Local, Feb. 6, 2024

Event honoring Edwin T. Pratt held at Shoreline Community College Tuesday

On Tuesday January 30, 2024 Shoreline Police, in partnership with Shoreline Community College, City of Shoreline, and Shoreline Community College Foundation, hosted an event to remember the life and legacy of Edwin Pratt.
Shoreline Area News, Feb. 1, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Department of Education announces steps to make better FAFSA® more readily accessible

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced additional steps to facilitate submitting the 2024–25 FAFSA form. 
Diverse Education, Feb. 13, 2024

DataPoints: What types of credentials do Black graduates earn?

We know about gaps in enrollment and graduation rates for Black students, but what about those who do finish? What types of credentials are they receiving compared to the graduating cohort as a whole?
Community College Daily, Feb. 12, 2024

7 ways to scale up community college baccalaureates

In many parts of the country, the idea of community colleges awarding a bachelor’s degree is not just novel, it’s unthinkable. Since their beginning, two-year colleges have provided an “open door” to higher education with one big exception: Community colleges cannot award bachelor’s degrees.
Community College Daily, Feb. 9, 2024

Washington leads nation in need-based aid, still struggles to retain students

Washington offers more need-based financial aid to undergraduate students than any other state in the country. Yet college enrollment is stagnant, students are struggling to fill out the application for federal assistance and millions of dollars in aid are being left unclaimed.
Columbian, Feb. 7, 2024

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