Monday, February 8, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 8, 2010

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




Bellevue College student Amyr Zafar Haq wins national award for disability awareness work

Bellevue Reporter, February 5, 2010


Proposed cuts anger YVCC students

KNDO/KNDU TV, February 5, 2010


Vancouver surveyor [Clark College instructor Tim Kent] named Oregon Surveyor of the Year

Vancouver Business Journal, February 5, 2010


EvCC, EdCC continue to see record enrollments

The Herald, February 6, 2010


YVCC, CWU students protest proposed tuition hikes, budget cuts

Yakima Herald, February 6, 2010


Opinion: Community, technical colleges deserve support

by Clark College President Robert K. Knight

The Columbian, February 7, 2010


Summit of Community-College Trustees is Snowed Out

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 7, 2010


New [Clover Park Technical College] composites class could lead to job at Boeing

Video news clip airs tonight at 5 PM on Channel 5.

KING 5 TV, February 8, 2010


3 libraries awarded $3,000 collection award by Alibris

The Everett Community College will be replacing books that arson destroyed.

Digital Journal, February 8, 2010


Highline CC seeks Distinguished Alumni

KOMO News Burien Blog, February 8, 2010




For-Profit Colleges Change Higher Education's Landscape / Nimble companies gain a fast-growing share of enrollments

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 7, 2010

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How 9th-Grade Gridlock Keeps Boys Out of College

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 7, 2010


Rigorous college-prep classes skyrocketing in Washington state

Seattle Times, February 8, 2010


Recession Affected Students' Financial Attitudes and Behaviors, Study Find

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 8, 2010





State's biggest expense is the hardest one to cut

Wages and benefits for teachers and state workers make up 60 percent of the budget. Yet, even in the face of a $2.6 billion shortfall, it's unlikely that the Legislature will fire a big chunk of the state work force, or whack their salaries.

Seattle Times, February 7, 2010


Opinion: Slashing financial aid imperils higher education and economic growth

By Roy F. Heynderickx, Saint Martin’s University president

The Olympian, February 7, 2010


Opinion: We’re putting Washington’s future at risk Legislature needs to think of the long-term impacts of cutting education funds

By Les” Purce, The Evergreen State College president

News Tribune, February 8, 2010


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