Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 26, 2010

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




Commentary: Don’t delay training for jobs of tomorrow

Supports construction of Clark College’s planned STEM building during the next biennium.

Vancouver Business Journal, January 15, 2010



Puget Sound Gets New Alarm System

… Then all they needed was someone to take care of the state of the art the machinery, preferably, for free. The Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) at Everett CC answered that call and now, at very little cost to taxpayers, the Sound has a 24-hour nurse constantly checking its vital signs.

KING 5 TV, January 25, 2010



Everett Community College gets Boeing 767 rudder

Seattle PI, January 26, 2010



EvCC students oversee monitoring of Possession Sound

Students enrolled in the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) at Everett Community College, an early college program for high school juniors and seniors, are maintaining a piece of equipment the state didn’t have the staff time for.

The Herald, January 26, 2010



Senate Bill 6358 another jab at already reeling four-year university students

The News Tribune, January 26, 2010






Gender Gap Stops Growing

New analysis suggests that -- except for Latinos -- the decline in male enrollment rates has leveled off.

Inside Higher Ed, January 26, 2010



Colleges Market Easy, No-Fee Sell to Applicants

While some guidance counselors say they welcome the elimination of application fees — which can be as much as $50 per college — they worry that the express applications may be short-circuiting a storied process in which students search out the colleges that might be the best fit for them. …  “It’s disheartening that schools have to resort to this. I think they’re dealing with teenagers who don’t know what they want. I worry that they are applying just because it’s free, rather than that they think this might be the school for them.”

New York Times, January 26, 2010





State workers face change with the rest of us

The Olympian, January 26, 2010



Opinion: Adjunct Community College Faculty Need Job Security that Two Current Bills Would Not Provide

Olympia Newswire, January 26, 2010



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