News Links | August 24, 2021
System News | Opinion
Equipped with Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) received from the federal
government earlier this year, Olympic College plans to disburse about $5.3 million in grant funds to students attending the school
this fall and beyond.
Kitsap Daily News, Aug. 23, 2021
... The Early Learning Center at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, also has a long history, having opened during World War
II, said Michele Volk, director of child and family studies. But it partnered with
the college later, in 1999.
Community College Daily, Aug. 22, 2021
Columbia Basin College (CBC) is offering another free vaccination clinic. Those who show up will again walk away
with more than a just shot in the arm. The college has been giving out $50 gift cards,
and now a $10,000 donation from a community member will make sure those incentives
KEPR, Aug. 22, 2021
... On Friday, [Elliott Black, director of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation
Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program] attended a roundtable discussion at Everett Community College, where he heard from union representatives, educators, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett,
and a half-dozen local company representatives ...
Everett Herald, Aug. 20, 2021
Yoshiko Harden, vice president for student services at Seattle Central College, has been named the school's acting president, SCC announced Wednesday. Starting
Aug. 23, she'll step in for Sheila Edwards Lange, who will become chancellor at the
University of Washington Tacoma starting Sept. 16.
Puget Sound Business Journal, Aug. 19, 2021
Registration opens Sept. 1 for the fall session of the Creative Retirement Institute,
the lifelong learning program at Edmonds College. The program, which has been around for almost 30 years, offers non-credit, college-level
courses at a modest cost. There are no examinations or grades. Students come to classes
for the enjoyment of learning.
My Edmonds News, Aug. 18, 2021
... “Paying for college can be a significant barrier that prevents people from seeing
themselves at Whatcom Community College,” WCC president Kathi Hiyane-Brown said in a statement. “These funding opportunities
help ensure the community has access to high quality, affordable education. Anyone
interested in taking a class at WCC is encouraged to explore these funding opportunities
Northern Light, Aug. 18, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Community colleges making the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) journey must recognize
that one-size-fits-all support for “students of color” doesn’t get the job done. To
make everyone feel welcome on campus, leaders of two-year colleges need to ensure
that they, as well as their faculty, staff and students, shed their assumptions, get
out of their comfort zones and build a culture that celebrates the differences among
minority groups — and even within multi-identity, catch-all categories like Latinx
or Asian American.
Community College Daily, Aug. 24, 2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 vaccine Monday, opening the door for colleges and universities that have
been hesitant to require vaccines for students to begin instituting mandates.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 24, 2021
Interest on student loans has been retroactively waived by the Office of Federal Student
Aid at the Department of Education for more than 47,000 current and former active-duty
service members. Service members deployed to areas where they’re subject to the threat
of physical harm or imminent danger are eligible to have no interest accrue on certain
federal loans, but they had to individually request the benefit, so only a small portion
of those eligible were able to access it.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 23, 2021
Early college and dual enrollment have been a niche program for high schools and colleges
for a few decades. With deep roots in urban community colleges, at their best early
college and dual-enrollment programs give high school students ...
Community College Daily, Aug. 18, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Looking ahead to 2020-2030, a new National Academy of Medicine report recognizes the
contribution of community colleges to the nursing profession, describing them as an
important workforce pipeline, more affordable than four-year public institutions and
serving a high percentage of non-white individuals.
Community College Daily, Aug. 23, 2021
Former U.S. representative Paul D. Mitchell, a Michigan Republican who was a driving
force behind efforts to create a new system for tracking student outcomes through
college and into the workforce, advocated for the legislation almost literally until
his dying breath. Mitchell died of renal cancer on Aug. 15, at the age of 65.
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 20, 2021