Tuesday, May 4, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 4, 2010

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




Cascadia Community College Foundation raises more than $50,000 at Make Dreams Come True Breakfast

Bothell/Kenmore Reporter, April 29, 2010



Big Bend offers public a taste of flying careers

Columbia Basin Herald, May 3, 2010



Highline Schools Superintendent John Welch Wins “Upward Bound” Award [from South Seattle CC]

B-Town Blog, May 3, 2010



Well-respected lawyer, adviser to leaders, dies in fall
Sam Kinzer served as a trustee of Central Washington University at Ellensburg and [formerly served] on the Everett Community College Board of Trustees.

The Herald, May 4, 2010






The Homeless at College

For-profit schools are tapping shelters and halfway houses for new students, loading them with debt and leaving taxpayers on the hook

Business Week, April 30, 2010



CWU cuts to affect almost 200 employees

Yakima Herald, May 3, 2010



Financial Affairs: TV Documentary on For-Profit Colleges Will Hit Some Nerves—at Times, Rightly So

AIRS TONIGHT:   Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing--and most controversial--sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Unlike traditional colleges that raise money from wealthy alumni and other donors, many for-profit schools sell shares to investors on Wall Street. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Proponents insist they're innovators, widening access to education. FRONTLINE follows the money to uncover how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 4, 2010


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Waiting for Recovery

Research documents growing length of time states take to restore cuts to higher ed -- and identifies reasons (such as large tuition hikes) why some states may act more slowly than others.

Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2010






Wash. gov to sign new state budget [today at noon]

Seattle PI, May 4, 2010



EDITORIAL:  Departure of UW's president should be concern to state lawmakers

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, May 3, 2010




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