Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 17, 2010

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Free speech or hate speech?  [On-air panel and related discussions about flyer at Clark College]

OPB Radio, Think Out Loud, November 15, 2010


SGL joins PET program

SGL Carbon Fibers Automotive joined Big Bend Community College's Pre-Employment Training  Program to hire workers for its Moses Lake plant. "This training is a must for anyone who is looking for a career in manufacturing, especially at SGL," Thomas stated. "This is a sure fire way to set yourself apart and get your foot in the door at SGL or any of the other participating manufacturing companies."

Columbia Basin Herald, November 16, 2010


State Budget Cuts Force More Layoffs At Olympic College

The college is cutting $1.3 million from its current budget, including eliminating seven staff jobs and leaving unfilled another seven positions that were already vacant.

Kitsap Sun, November 16, 2010


Peninsula College grows
In November 2009, Peninsula College had 3,944 students, President Tom Keegan said. On the same day this year, the college had 4,263 students.

Sequim Gazette, November 17, 2010





Enrollment in Online Courses Increases at the Highest Rate Ever

Despite predictions that the growth of online education would begin to level off, colleges reported the highest-ever annual increase in online enrollment—more than 21 percent—last year, according to a report on an annual survey of 2,600 higher-education institutions from the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2010


Community Colleges Push Back

In wake of harsh report by a for-profit-college advocate, two-year-college group offers its own view of the differences between the sectors

Inside Higher Ed, November 17, 2010


Washington higher ed panel: Budget a ‘disaster’

The share of Washington residents with an associate degree or higher is smaller for those age 25-34 than those age 35-44, or age 45-64. The same pattern holds across America, on average. Meaning the younger generation is less educated than its predecessor, a dubious first in this country.

The Daily Columbian, November 17, 2010





Editorial: State Speaker of the House Chopp needs to loosen reins on policy and spending decisions

Chopp denies his support for higher ed is flagging and prides himself on helping low-income students go to college. He does do that. But if weak support for four-year schools continues, the quality of higher education will be greatly diminished, a lousy idea for a region that prides itself on its high-tech bona fides and ability to generate jobs for the future.

Seattle Times, November 17, 2010


Sen. Fraser moving up to No. 2 job in Senate

The Olympian, November 16, 2010


Ed Murray, Derek Kilmer tapped for budget jobs

The News Tribune, November 16, 2010


State Senate budget chairwoman seeking new job

Sen. Margarita Prentice, D-Renton, has served as the Senate Ways and Means Committee chairwoman since 2005. Prentice now wants to move into the role of president pro tem of the Senate, presiding over floor sessions when Lt. Gov. Brad Owen is away. A Senate Democratic committee is recommending Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, to replace Prentice as head of the budget committee.

The Herald, November 17, 2010




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