Monday, October 26, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 26, 2009

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




Two grants open doors for BBCC services in Ritzville

Big Bend Community College received a $3.5 million grant enabling the Moses Lake college to work with Heritage University to offer students three new online programs.

Ritzville Journal, October 22, 2009


LCC chemistry students go 'CSI' with high-tech machine

The Daily News, October 25, 2009


Bellevue College to lend textbooks, materials

KING-5, October 26, 2009


Law and order up close: State Supreme Court to deliberate at Peninsula College

Peninsula Daily News, October 26, 2009


Off Beat: Clark College professor’s theory goes up in smoke

Homer Foster, who taught history and social sciences, liked to conduct experiments in class. … The professor divided his students into smokers and non-smokers, and handed out an exam. When the results were in, the professor was amazed at the results: The smokers had way better grades than the non-smokers …

The Columbian, October 25, 2009




Investment in education is key to economic revival

Opinion by Roy F. Heynderickx, president of Saint Martin’s University

The Olympian, October 25, 2009 (South Puget Sound CC)


Public university tuition remains a bargain despite recent increases

Opinion by Mark A. Emmert, University of Washington president

Seattle Times, October 24, 2009


In the Crosshairs?

Panel appointed by Education Department to consider new rules on financial aid "integrity" tilts toward critics of for-profit higher education.

Inside Higher Ed, October 26, 2009


Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways

New York Times, October 26, 2009




Rx for medical school funding causes a stir

Yakima Herald-Republic, October 25, 2009



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