Thursday, October 8, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 8, 2009

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




The Best Game in Town [volleyball]

In Tacoma, University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University are both typically ranked in the top 20 in the nation for Division III schools, as they are again this year. Tacoma Community College is ranked first in its conference. No other sport at any level in this town can boast that kind of quality.

Tacoma Weekly, October 7, 2009


Gregoire says she’s on top of Boeing dispute

Gregoire was in Spokane for an Aerospace Summit examining the challenges the industry in Washington faces as more companies in more nations introduce more planes to compete with long-time leader Boeing. Labor relations, workforce training and the costs of the state’s unemployment and worker compensation programs figured in almost every presentation. … Snohomish County donated a building for a Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center.

Spokesman Review, October 7, 2009


Editorial: Visionaries helped shape University District

Whitworth University President Bill Robinson and Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor Gary Livingston now have both announced they will step down at the end of the academic year.

Spokesman Review, October 8, 2009


Wells House centennial celebration Sunday

Wenatchee World, October 8, 2009 (Wenatchee Valley College)


County puts plug-in Prius to the test

Snohomish County is among 10 local governments in the program. The conversions on its two cars were done late last year at Wenatchee Valley College at a cost of $11,000 each to the county.

The Herald, October 8, 2009




Served, Yes, But Well-Served?

Nearly a quarter of all Pell Grant funds now go to students at for-profit colleges. Is that good for the students, and for higher education?

Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2009


Will Work for Beer

Economists find evidence that college students choose to take jobs not to pay tuition but to cover other expenses and, unless they work a lot, those jobs don't do much to harm their academic performance.

Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2009


Obesity, politics, STDs flow in social networks

CNN, October 8, 2009


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