Thursday, July 2, 2009

NEWS LINKS | July 2, 2009 ~*~ HaPPy INDePeNDeNCe DaY ~*~

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Bates college president to pursue other options

News Tribune, July 2, 2009


Students document net sheds for Library of Congress / Structures are focus of land-surveying program in harbor

Four students and a teacher from Bates Technical College in Tacoma got their feet wet on a special project in Gig Harbor last week.

Peninsula Gateway, July 1, 2009


Cantwell discusses health care, economy with local business leaders
Cantwell also heard a number of concerns about Cowlitz County’s economy, including the 14 percent unemployment rate, job creation and worker retraining programs at Lower Columbia College.

Longview Daily News, July 1, 2009





Drowning in student debt? Uncle Sam's tossing you a life preserver

The Daily News, June 29, 2009


EDITORIAL:  Student loan repayment relief a step in the right direction

The Daily News, July 2, 2009


The Evidence on Online Education

Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new meta-analysis released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education.  Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2009





Another $250 million caseload hit to Wash. budget

Higher demand for government services, particularly health programs, is pushing Washington's state budget deeper into the red amid the lingering recession.

Seattle Times, July 1, 2009


Governors Turn to Twitter to Get Message Out

Northwest Digest, June 29, 2009




4th of July Under Attack

Colbert Report, July 1, 2009


Pig Appears in Pool After Crash

FOX Memphis, June 30, 2009


FDA approves depressant drug for the annoyingly cheerful

The Onion, July 2009



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