Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 20, 2010


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




Annual Report on Minority Access Highlights Gender Gap

Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2010

Students and faculty members at Clark College, in Washington State, are debating a "white and proud" flier distributed by a student, The Columbian reported. ...


Degrees of Debt

The Spokesman Review, October 20, 2010

At Spokane Community College, where enrollments have surged, financial aid director Tammy Zibell says she's seen more applications for aid than in any year ...


Olympic College Re-evaluating Protest Rules

Kitsap Sun, October 19, 2010

An Olympic College committee is taking another look at First Amendment guidelines that it developed over the past year.





Wash.'s public universities talking money again

The News Tribune, October 20, 2010

The Legislature doesn't get back to work for about three months, but leaders of Washington's public colleges and universities began their fight for a share of dwindling state dollars Wednesday.


Enrollment up again at Wash.’s public universities

Seattle Times, October 19, 2010

Enrollment is up again this fall at Washington’s public universities, despite cuts in state dollars to support their operations.… Washington's community and technical colleges also are reporting record enrollments, although they keep track of students in a different way.


Colleges more diverse, but racial gaps persist

Seattle Times, October 19, 2010

While U.S. colleges have grown more racially diverse in recent years, minority students - especially Hispanics - still lag behind on key measures of academic progress, a new report says.


Community Colleges and the Green Economy

The Huffington Post, October 18, 2010

Last week President Obama praised community colleges as "the unsung heroes of America's education system," critical to our success in the "global competition to lead in the growth industries of the 21st century."



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