Thursday, September 16, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 16, 2010


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Lake Washington Technical College President McGavick to retire in January

Kirkland Reporter, September 16, 2010

Lake Washington Technical College President Dr. Sharon McGavick announced she will retire, effective Jan. 15, 2011.


Clark College receives $750,000 for safety program

The Daily Insider, September 16, 2010

In support of its efforts to provide a safe college environment, Clark College has received a federal grant of nearly $750,000.


CAMP gives greater hope to students on their quest for higher education

Tú Decides, September 16, 2010

CAMP at Columbia Basin College serves 65 students each year. The CAMP program serves students that come from migrant and seasonal farm worker …


Governor Gregoire Leads Business Mission To China

Gov Monitor, September 16, 2010

Today's agreements involved Shoreline Community College, Saint Martin's University and Washington State University – and foster relationships that encourage ...


Life in gray

The Wenatchee World Online, September 16, 2010

Derek Sheffield, poet and English professor at Wenatchee Valley College, spent a week at Mount St. Helens this summer as part of a team of scientists and ...


Learn how to access stimulus funds to save energy, money, and create jobs

Edmonds Beacon, September 16, 2010

The SustainableWorks Energy Efficiency Kick-off event … is partnering ... Edmonds Community College, ….


Here's looking forward with giant telescope

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, September 16, 2010

Columbia Basin College stepped in to offer storage when the telescope was removed from the mountain in June 2009. AASTA has been hunting for a new permanent ...


Vintage time: Teen owns, works vineyard

Abilene Recorder Chronicle, September 16, 2010

“I want to see if I can go to college for it,” Wade said. He is looking at Walla Walla Community College's Institute of Enology and Viticulture in Walla ...


CBC outstanding alumna surprised by honor

Tri-City Herald, September 16, 2010

Certain days stand out in life -- graduations, weddings, births. For May Hays, Sept. 15 just became unforgettable.  It was the day she was named Columbia Basin College's Outstanding Alumna for 2010-11 …


Clark College president receives contract extension, prepares for school year

Battle Ground Reflector, September 15, 2010

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How High a Summit?

Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2010

… The summit, scheduled to take place Oct. 5, is viewed by many political observers as something of a consolation prize for community college leaders, who were generally disappointed by the stripping of the $12-billion American Graduation Initiative from the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. …


Commonality Across Countries

Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2010

… the striking thing about the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's biennial higher education conference that ended here Wednesday was that, despite the vast differences in how higher education institutions are operated and funded and governed from country to country, there was enormous commonality in the issues and problems they're facing, the questions their governments are asking of them, and how their leaders are responding….


Low-Income Community-College Students Find Success at Selective 4-Year Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 16, 2010

Low-income community-college students not only tend to excel academically but also often become student leaders after they transfer to a four-year college, according to a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


Not Scared of Selectivity

Inside Higher Ed, September 16, 2010

Community college students can successfully transfer to some of the nation’s most selective four-year institutions and perform as well as those who start as freshmen, if they are given appropriate academic and social support, a new report on a five-year project by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds.


Supporting Our Community Colleges

Huffington Post, September 15, 2010

Dr. Jill Biden: I was delighted last spring when President Obama asked me to convene the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges to highlight the importance of community colleges to our students and our economy.





‘It’s gonna be ugly’; state revenues plunge $1.4 billion

Seattle PI, September 16, 2010

Washington's chief economic forecaster Arun Raha on Thursday told lawmakers tax revenues will come in $770 million less than expected this biennium. For the 2011-13 spending period, revenues are forecast to be down nearly $670 million, for a total hit between now and 2013 of $1.4 billion.



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