Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NEWS LINKS | August 18, 2009

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




KAREN IRWIN: The politics of underwear are revealing

The exhibit, “Suffer for Beauty,” shows the historical relationship between women’s freedom and their fashion. According to this exhibit, put deftly together by guest curator and historian Michelle Marshman of Green River Community College, underwear has been holding women back for decades.

The News Tribune, August 18, 2009






Ready to Feel Old?

The "Mindset List" is updated annually to reflect what the latest class of freshmen will have experienced -- and what they may have no personal knowledge of. The list is based on the assumption that most students entering college for the first time this year were born in 1991.

Inside Higher Ed, August 18, 2009



Mayor Pledges to Bolster Community Colleges

New York Times, August 13, 2009



Bloomberg endorses "City Of Aspiration" report recommendations in new middle class plan

New Geography, August 13, 2009



Obama Community College Plan Bets On Online Course Potential

Politics Daily, August 17, 2009



A Degree of Progress?  / What the ‘Graduation Initiative’ Means for Community Colleges

… And is the funding really enough to give community colleges the boost they need? And, finally, why has it taken the federal government so long to recognize community colleges?  Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl said the funding amounts to a fraction of what schools actually need today, and that there are strings — in the form of highly competitive grant applications — attached to the money.

BusinessWest spoke with the presidents of several community colleges in the area about the Obama initiative and what they believe it means. While all agreed that the initiative is a positive step in the right direction, some believe it is simply not enough.

Business West (Mass.), August 17, 2009




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