News Links | November 23, 2021
System News | Opinion
Columbia Basin College students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or file an exemption if they plan to
attend in-person classes next spring. But college officials are taking time this winter
to ask students about their vaccine status and share information.
Tri-City Herald, Nov. 23, 2021
Columbia Basin College (CBC) is seeking nominations for their 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award. The Martin
Luther King Jr. Spirit Award seeks to recognize a student, faculty or staff member,
or community member who strongly believes in equality and ...
KEPR, Nov. 21, 2021
... Speaking from a chemistry lab at South Seattle College Thursday, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Seattle will spend $400,000 of its federal Covid
relief funds on scholarships, and that funding will be matched by the state’s Opportunity
KUOW, Nov. 19, 2021
Grays Harbor College staff and Board of Trustees have nominated Shelly Hoffman for a Transforming Lives
Award from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. This award
recognizes current and former students whose lives were transformed by attending a
Washington community or technical college.
KXRO, Nov. 19, 2021
Wenatchee Valley College’s enrollment numbers have fallen for the second year, but administrators are hoping
to see a rebound with help from some federally funded high-tech classrooms and people
looking to train for new jobs.
Wenatchee World, Nov. 19, 2021
Trends | Horizons | Education
“Is this for real?” the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
asks on a website touting its free college benefit. Depends whom you ask. The union
answers its own question in the affirmative, noting that the program has saved more
than 100,000 people $300 million in tuition, fees and book costs since 2015.
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 22, 2021
... “The University of Washington is committed to transparency and responsiveness
in regard to public records,” university spokesperson Victor Balta said. “We are pleased
to have this issue resolved and continue to take very seriously our accountability
to the public as a state institution.”
The Seattle Times, Nov. 22, 2021
A national initiative led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
to increase the number of apprentices and services throughout the U.S. is quickly
approaching its goal to serve 16,000 registered apprentices by February 28, 2022.
Community College Daily, Nov. 18, 2021
Politics | Local, State, National
After weeks of negotiation among Democrats, House on Friday passed the Build Back
Better (BBB) Act (H.R. 5376) by the narrowest of margins, 220-213. The BBB is fiscal
year 2022 budget “reconciliation” legislation, which means that it needs only a simple
majority to pass the Senate, and all eyes will now focus even more intensively on
that chamber’s deliberations.
Community College Daily, Nov. 21, 2021