Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 3, 2010

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




Tu Decides - Hispanic Chamber president

Columbia Basin College Vice President for Diversity & Outreach Martin Valadez

KNDU TV, February 5, 2010              Decides - Hispanic Chamber President&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


Seattle Central students achieve their dreams with help from Foundation scholarships

Seattle Examiner, February 24, 2010


Seattle Central still on the students' radar

Seattle Examiner, February 26, 2010


TIME-honored dealer

Time Magazine has honored Dan Wilder Sr., president and principal of Wilder Automotive Group, for his service to the North Olympic Peninsula. … His service to education led former governors to appoint him to the board of [trustees] of Peninsula College at two separate times.  Wilder supports his full-time employees' children's education by paying for two years of tuition at Peninsula College.

Sequim Gazette, March 3, 2010


Teaching English the Italian way

Kate Reavey … a Sequim resident and English professor at Peninsula College, was accepted into an exchange program allowing her to teach in Italy for 10 weeks. … The Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad … was looking for a professor who could lead effectively as well as work with the students in making smart decisions with their time …

Sequim Gazette, March 3, 2010


EvCC considers going smoke free

Snohomish County Tribune, March 3, 2010


Buyer's Market

Community college leaders eyeing institutional expansion have found a silver lining to the depressed real estate market. … For example, Green River Community College, in Washington, recently completed a land swap with the city of Auburn that both parties find mutually beneficial. … Above all, [John] Ramsey noted, the land swap makes room for the expansion of the college’s booming career and technical programs.

Inside Higher Ed, March 3, 2010





Recession Lands Parents and Children in College Together

Inside Higher Ed, March 3, 2010


Graduates Fault Advice of Guidance Counselors

… While the American School Counselor Association considers a ratio of 100 students to each counselor to be “optimal,” according to the report, that ratio is closer to 1,000 to 1 in California’s public schools; 700 to 1 in Arizona, Minnesota, Utah and the District of Columbia; and 265 to 1 nationally.

“It is also important to remember that advising students on higher education choices is just one of many things that guidance counselors do,” the researchers wrote, adding that “much of their effort is devoted to discipline issues and sorting out scheduling and other administrative mix-ups within the high school.”

New York Times, March 3, 2010





Wash. gov's budget director [Victor Moore] takes new job

Seattle Times, March 2, 2010


House Proposes Raiding College Student Fees to Fill Budget Deficit, Singles Out University of Washington for Extra Cuts

Those university capital budgets are funded not by taxpayer dollars, but by mandatory student fees which undergraduate and graduate students are required to pay into each quarter that they are enrolled in school.  … The House’s budget proposes transferring $35 million from four year colleges’ capital budgets and $3 million from community and technical colleges’ capital budgets to the state’s general fund to plug the state’s budget deficit.

Olympia NewsWire, March 3, 2010


Op-Ed: Senate bill a good start at addressing unemployment

… Elements of the House bill commendably addressed this, including funding summer youth-employment programs and a dislocated-worker fund.

Seattle Times, February 24, 2010



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