News Links | March 18, 2021
System News | Opinion
The Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and student club, Red Road Association, are hosting a “Foods and Families”
virtual presentation Friday from 1-2 p.m. Dan Nanamkin, who is from the Syilx tribe
and lives on the Colville Indian Reservation, will lead the presentation.
Newsradio 560 KPQ, March 17, 2021
Twelve educators are the newest members of the tenured faculty at Clark College. ... Tenure is awarded by the college’s Board of Trustees based on professional
excellence and outstanding abilities in their disciplines.
Clark County Today, March 17, 2021
... Open Doors is a re-engagement program for students between the ages of 16 and
21. Local school districts and Columbia Basin College collaborate to identify the best pathway for referred students to complete their
high school diploma or equivalency and transition to their next goal, whether that
is employment or further education.
NBC Right Now, March 17, 2021
Tidepools Magazine, Peninsula College’s annual literary art magazine, has announced the winners of its 2021 art and writing
contest. The annual magazine promotes original fine art, digital art, photography,
poetry, short prose and music created by residents of the North Olympic Peninsula
for more than 50 years.
Peninsula Daily News, March 16, 2021
A significant drop in enrollment in recent years in the automotive program at Peninsula College had administrators seriously considering dropping the program altogether. For now,
according to President Dr. Luke Robins, automotive classes are on hold until further
My Clallam County, March 16, 2021
The 2021 graduating class of Lower Columbia College will have a virtual ceremony due to current state guidelines, the college announced
this week. “When we planned our first virtual Commencement in 2020, we assumed it
was a one-time thing,” LCC President Chris Bailey wrote in a letter to LCC staff and
The Daily News, March 15, 2021
Yakima Valley College is one of many Washington state institutions to receive federal aid through the state’s
Emergency Relief Grant program signed into effect in February. According to a release
issued by the school, Yakima Valley College will redistribute $321,850 in grants to
assist undocumented Washington residents as they pursue higher education in the Spring
YakTriNews, March 15, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
A group of cybercriminals is increasingly targeting colleges, schools and seminaries
and attempting to extort them, the FBI’s Cyber Division has warned. In an advisory
to cybersecurity professionals and system administrators published Tuesday, the FBI
said that criminals are leveraging software called PYSA ransomware to access IT networks,
block access to vital information and systems through encryption, and demand payment
to restore access.
Inside Higher Ed, March 18, 2021
The disruption wrought by COVID-19 seems like it should have created fertile ground
for the spread of the freely available, openly licensed course materials known as
open educational resources, or OER. With students physically dispersed and under greater-than-ever
financial strain, faculty members were likelier than ever before to use e-textbooks
and other digital materials to keep students connected.
Inside Higher Ed, March 18, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
Washington state to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, allow indoor visits to long-term care facilities
An additional 2 million Washingtonians will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
beginning March 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday, including restaurant workers
and people between 60 and 64 years old. The governor Thursday also announced that
the state will allow the resumption of indoors, in-person visits to long-term care
facilities, and, that Washington’s temporary moratorium on evictions would be extended
through June 30.
The Seattle Times, March 18, 2021
The chair of the House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday reiterated his support
to allow Pell grants to cover qualifying short-term training programs, noting that
community colleges would play a key role in such an effort. The issue of expanding
Pell eligibility to short-term programs was among the wide range of issues discussed
Wednesday at a House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee hearing
on what higher education will look like post-Covid.
Community College Daily, March 17, 2021
Little noticed in October, about three weeks before the presidential election, was
that the Education Department targeted Franklin Pierce University in the raging national
debate over transgender athletes. The department, still under the Trump administration,
said it was concerned that the small private institution in New Hampshire was violating
the rights of athletes assigned female at birth by letting certain male-to-female
transgender people compete against them.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2021