Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 2, 2010

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




The Tiger's Ready to Roar

Tet Festival draws Clark College students including Thien Tran.

The Columbian -- January 31, 2010


Hopelessly Devoted

Lee Brand, Clark College health and phys ed instructor,  interviewed for article on psychology of sports fans.

The Columbian -- January 31, 2010



Winter Serenade raises money for [Big Bend Community] College

The fund-raiser benefits technology used by students and keeps the college up to date in technology advances, said college President Bill Bonaudi.

Columbia Basin Herald, February 1, 2010



[Portland Trail Blazer Jeff] Pendergraph helps give boost to area students

2010 College Goal Sunday at Clark College

The Columbian, February 2, 2010



UW tuition debate carries heavy freight

The University of Washington views this year's budget crisis as time to gain greater control over tuition and school finances. But will proposed solutions hurt low-income students at community colleges?  …. But one substantial pot of the money for the Husky Promise comes from state need-based grants for poor students. And the higher tuition proposals for the four-year schools have drawn concerns from the community and technical colleges. Suzy Ames, a vice president of Pierce College District operating two community-college campuses, points out that state need grants are tied into tuition at any of the two-year and four-year colleges.

CrossCut, February 2, 2010






Parents, students on edge over soaring tuition

Seattle PI, February 1, 2010



The Education Exception

It's nice being seen as essential. … Not every higher education-related program would fare well under the budget blueprint; the administration would hold funding for many student aid programs other than Pell Grants at their 2010 levels and eliminate a handful of others; end the Department of Labor's Career Pathways Innovation Fund (a $125 million grant program for community colleges) …

Inside Higher Ed, February 2, 2010



Online Cure for the Nursing Crisis

Inside Higher Ed, February 2, 2010




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