Friday, January 22, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 21-22, 2010

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




New Opportunities For Dropouts Under Proposed Bill
Seattle Medium, January 21, 2010 (Shoreline CC)


Knight sees bright future for college [2010 State of the College address]

Battle Ground Reflector, January 20, 2010 (Clark College)




Freshmen Abandon Business

The percentage of college freshmen planning to major in business is at its lowest level since the mid-1970s, according to a national survey of students who entered baccalaureate institutions in the fall.

Inside Higher Ed, January 21, 2010


Room for Improvement

Employers were largely pessimistic in their views of whether higher education is successful in preparing students for what was characterized as “today’s global economy.” Only about a quarter of employers surveyed saw two-year and four-year institutions as doing a good job to prepare students for the workplace.

Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2010


Reconsider the Credit Hour

Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2010





Furlough vote readied

Senate: Bill would save about $69 million; union chief warns of 'political suicide' if agencies shut down

The Olympian, January 22, 2010


A Slippery Slope / Is the state headed towards privatizing its public colleges?

Olympia Newswire, January 21, 2010





Vampire penguin? Zzz-any pillow talk goes viral

Taped by wife, sleeping hubby’s weird, wild mutterings are Web sensation

MSNBC, January 22, 2010


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