News Links | November 9, 2021
System News | Opinion
... 14. Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Foreign Exchange touriga naçional, Yakima Valley,
$19: The teaching winery at Yakima Valley College crafts this Portuguese variety for a dry table wine, and its profile of blueberry,
wet rock and leather earns an A. Grade it yourself at the new YVC tasting room on
Knob Hill in Yakima.
The Seattle Times, Nov. 7, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill, SB 1050 of the Climate priorities package, HB
1050, SB 5126 and HB 1091 at Shoreline Community College, Monday, May 17, 2021, with supporters surrounding him. Inslee will travel to Glasgow
next week to attend the United Nations Climate Conference.
Spokesman-Review, Nov. 6, 2021
... “It’s cold!” said Grah, who manages water resources for the Nooksack Tribe. “It’s
probably 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit.” High on the slopes of Mount Baker, he and Whatcom Community College geologist Liza Kimberly were measuring the flow of Sholes Creek, one of the milky
headwaters of the North Fork Nooksack River.
KUOW, Nov. 6, 2021
Everett Community College President Daria Willis resigns to become president of Howard Community College
Everett Community College President Daria Willis is resigning and will leave EvCC at the end of December to
serve as the next president of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Willis,
who started at EvCC in July 2019, announced her resignation Thursday morning to students,
faculty and staff.
Patch, Nov. 5, 2021
Emmy Kreilkamp considered having “The Living” as one of the shows offered by Centralia College Theatre last year but she worried that a show about the plague might not be well
received during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chronicle, Nov. 5, 2021
The Aspen Institute has named Pierce College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for
Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement
and performance among America’s community colleges.
Suburban Times, Nov. 3, 2021
Community Colleges of Spokane has selected Spokane Community College Dean of Student Success Dr. Lori Hunt to be Acting Provost for the remainder of the
academic year. Hunt replaces Dr. Valerie Senatore, whose last day with CCS is Nov.
Patch, Nov. 3, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
Community colleges are certainly “having a moment.” Congress, states and private philanthropy
have invested billions of dollars during the Covid-19 pandemic (including $10 billion
just in the American Rescue Plan earlier this year).
Community College Daily, Nov. 9, 2021
Nearly half (48%) of American workers between ages 24 and 64 have used community colleges
at some point in their lives, according to a recent report from the Community College
Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University.
Community College Daily, Nov. 9, 2021
... But as the cost of college continues to climb and more adult, nontraditional and
career-focused students look to higher education to get ahead, a three-year degree
option could be just what the industry needs right now.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 9, 2021
Community colleges can help play a role in solving the current labor shortage for
small businesses. But the institutions need more from lawmakers in order to maximize
their impact, as witnesses explained during a House subcommittee hearing held Thursday.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 5, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
The ban on Pell Grant eligibility for state and federal prisoners went into effect
in 1994 as part of sweeping crime control legislation. ... It will take another couple
of years for the regulatory scheme to be put in place for Pell Grant eligibility to
be reinstated beginning July 1, 2023.
Community College Daily, Nov. 8, 2021
House lawmakers on Thursday heard about how community colleges are helping to prepare
workers sought by small businesses or to become self-employed — and they also had
a chance to ask what Congress can do to foster those connections as employers across
the country scramble to find skilled workers.
Community College Daily, Nov. 4, 2021