Thursday, April 1, 2010

NEWS LINKS | April 1, 2010

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




Walla Walla teens get taste of state politics

Wa-Hi Latino Club members spent a day in Olympia that included giving legislators their two cents on a pending bill

The 12 students, all members of the school's Latino Club, are also part of the TRiO/Educational Talent Search program run out of Walla Walla Community College.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin, March 31, 2010


Murray lauds Harbor efforts

Grays Harbor College President Ed Brewster talked about the college’s own recent training efforts. He noted the college has been dealing with record enrollment, even as the Legislature cut its budget by about 12 percent last year. The college faces about a 6 percent budget cut this year, he said.

The Daily World, April 1, 2010


Shoreline restaurateurs pay back past help

Choi runs the restaurant most of the week while he works as the associate director of facilities at Edmonds Community College. “Growing up we were immigrants and really poor so we lived off of food-bank food,” Saeturn said. “Living off of food bank food, as demeaning as some people might think it is, really did help us to get where we are today in life.”

The Herald, April 1, 2010


Early spring farmers market opens at Everett Community College

The Herald, April 1, 2010


Closing the 'loop': New art for Clark College branch campus

The Columbian, April 1, 2010

Gregoire signs compensation package in wake of fatal police shootings

… if a police officer or firefighter dies or becomes totally disabled on duty, their children and spouses will be guaranteed a free college education in the state. Under previous law, colleges were given the option of waiving tuition and fees.

Seattle Times, April 1, 2010





As Colleges Make Courses Available Free Online, Others Cash In

The New York Times, March 31, 2010


Prepaid Bailouts Present Dilemma

Inside Higher Ed, April 1, 2010


How Students Fare at For-Profits

Inside Higher Ed, April 1, 2010




Gig Harbor realtor to challenge Kilmer for Senate seat

Port Orchard Independent, April 1, 2010


House reportedly will resume work Friday

The News Tribune, April 1, 2010





Universities to offer CC degrees

The Daily Limpian, April 1, 2010


Microsoft, in a bold stroke, solves 520 and Seattle Center problems


The "S" is out: We're "John Hopkins" now


Starbucks Listens to Customer Request for More Sizes

Customers to order the Plenta™ and Micra™ in stores in the U.S. and Canada this Fall


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