Friday, July 24, 2009

NEWS LINKS | July 24, 2009

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




Bates Technical College unveils afternoon high school program

Tacoma Daily Index, July 23,2009


Culinary students win for pear recipes

Nicole Mau, a student at South Seattle Community College, took first place with a red anjou pear frite.

The Packer, July 23, 2009

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Confessions of a Community College Dean: Boards

Anne Neal, President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, did a piece in yesterday's IHE [The Potty-Trained Trustee] that really requires a full post to answer. As near as I can tell – and her piece is so scattered that it's honestly hard to tell – she seems to argue that boards of trustees have become captives of college presidents, and that the Association of Governing Boards implicitly endorses that role confusion in its latest survey.

Inside Higher Ed, July 24, 2009


Education is the key to America's economic recovery

The Houston Chronicle, July 24, 2009


A Resignation and a Proposal

President of financial aid group quits amid charges related to past position, as student aid officials put forward alternative to Obama student loan plan.

Inside Higher Ed, July 24, 2009




New name, mission for office /Changes For Department: Commerce hopes to shift focus to jobs promotion

The Olympian, July 24, 2009


Energy focus of Chopp visit

Chopp was in the Tri-Cities to see the fruits of some of the Legislature's labor, such as a new building under construction at Columbia Basin College and the Bioproducts, Science and Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University Tri-Cities -- both using at least some money appropriated by the state.

Tri-City Herald, July 24, 2009





Monkey Breaks Into Plant Shop

First Coast News (TX), July 21, 2009

Video link upper right


Editorial: Is a monkey crime wave so hard to imagine?
Dallas Morning News, July 24, 2009



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