Friday, September 24, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Sept. 24, 2010

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




YVCC students present findings on Chicano studies

By offering Chicano Studies courses in local high schools, Latino students will more likely earn good grades, stay in school and graduate — according to a new, pilot study recently performed by two Yakima Valley Community College students.

Yakima Herald-Republic, September 21, 2010


Ely embraces chance to come home, guide GRCC

Auburn’s Lea Hill is no mountain, but as far as Green River Community College’s new president is concerned, it sits at the top of the world.  Eileen Ely gets to guide a top-rate institution, she said, with outstanding programs, first-rate instructors, on a beautiful wooded campus in the midst of a major makeover.

Auburn Reporter, September  23, 2010


Students flocking to Lower Columbia College

Administrators at Lower Columbia College said they were as prepared as possible when a record number of students began attending fall-term classes on Monday. This year, enrollment is just over 5,000 students, an all-time high, said Sue Groth, LCC college relations manager. Enrollment is up 58 percent since 2007 and the number of adjunct faculty on campus has increased 50 percent since 2008.

Longview Daily News, September 23, 2010


Crowd debates how Wells House fits with WVC arts hub

The debate stretched for nearly two hours at Wenatchee Valley College Wednesday. About 80 people crammed into the boardroom.

Wenatchee World, September 23, 2010


Educators brace for cuts to budget

Spending reductions will impact the school year just begun. It’s not yet clear exactly how, in grades K-12 public schools, at Clark College and at Washington State University Vancouver.

The Columbian, September 24, 2010




A Plea for Perkins

At hearing Wednesday, lawmakers praise a student loan program that is facing a phase-out.

Inside Higher Ed, September 24, 2010


WSU president meets with Biden about reinvestment funds

Yakima Herald-Republic, September 21, 2010




Mashup:  Taxonomy of Kingdom Animalia versus Toto’s ‘Africa’

The first episode of Community's second season ends with Troy, Abed and Betty White as their new teacher, June Bauer, rapping about anthropology and paying homage to Toto's song, "Africa.".

NBC’s Community, September 23, 2010


New Semester Results in Huge Loss of Life Among Grandmothers

The excuses have already started to roll in. Heard any good ones lately?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2010


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