Monday, December 14, 2009

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 14, 2009


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




Hanford contractor gives $500k to CBC, WSU-TC

Washington River Protection Solutions is donating $500,000 over two years to help Washington State University Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College bolster science, technology, engineering and math offerings and provide student scholarships.
Tri-City Herald, December 11, 2009


Grant energizes WWCC water center project

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, December 11, 2009


Lessons from the automotive industry about how to train for green jobs

One of the most important lessons I learned about how to train workers for green-collar jobs came from an unusual place: the automotive industry. Specifically, Shoreline Community College’s Automotive Service and Repair program in Shoreline, Washington.

The Sightline Daily, December 11, 2009


University of Washington Bothell may take Cascadia Community College space

The Everett Herald, December 12, 2009


2 young people dead in Saturday wreck were Peninsula College students from China

Peninsula Daily News, December 14, 2009


EvCC to expand student union building

The Everett Herald, December 14, 2009




Financial aid, all-day kindergarten would disappear under all-cuts budget

The budget would limit eligibility for the State Need Grant program so that students whose families make between 50 and 70 percent of the state median income would be dropped. This year, about 130 Wenatchee Valley College students fall into that category…The proposed budget cuts about $864,000 from WVC’s operating budget, which was already cut by about $1.2 million last school year, said Suzie Benson, vice president of administrative services.
The Wenatchee World, December 11, 2009 

Governor gets plenty of advice about fixing state budget

Tacoma News Tribune, December 13, 2009


Budget cuts hit most vulnerable the hardest

The Olympian, December 13, 2009  





OPINION: In Search of Education Leaders

The New York Times, December 4, 2009


Why Students Leave College

Young adults who attended college but left without graduating are likelier to attribute their departure to the need to work and make money than to the price of college. They also say that to get students like them to go to college, colleges and policy makers should focus as much on flexible scheduling and financial aid for part-time students as on cutting college prices, according to a survey released Wednesday by Public Agenda and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Inside Higher Ed, December 14, 2009


Open Access Encyclopedias

In the age of Google and Wikipedia, can higher education create online reference works that are free, scholarly, and economically viable?

Inside Higher Ed, December 14, 2009


Rice at a Crossroads

The fate of a merger with Baylor College of Medicine will likely be decided in the coming weeks, but concerns about the partnership remain pronounced.

Inside Higher Ed, December 14, 2009




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