Friday, December 3, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 2-3, 2010

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




Trustees name Jean Hernandez president of Edmonds Community College

Edmonds Beacon, December 3, 2010


Public forums to address hiring process for new Lower Columbia College president

The Daily News, December 3, 2010


Bates Technical College receives $10,000 grant to support diversity initiatives

For the fifth consecutive year, KeyBank Foundation, has awarded the Bates Technical College Foundation with a grant to support the school's Diversity Center.

South Sound Business Examiner, December 3, 2010


Shoreline Community College to cut positions to absorb budget cut

Shoreline Community College announced Wednesday it will cut an unspecified number of positions to absorb a $1 million cut to the college’s budget. Shoreline President Lee Lambert said all areas would be cut, including classified employees, faculty and administrators. The announcement was made Wednesday because the college must start the processes required by labor contracts to notify employees.

Seattle Times, December 2, 2010


How to keep from raising criminals

..Now they're community-college students who say education will be their salvation. … [Marcus Taylor] is studying at Edmonds Community College and wants to make up for the damage he's done by working with people who deal or use drugs to try to get them to see the light.

Seattle Times, December 2, 2010


Damage Closes Highline’s MaST Center Until January

Highline Community College’s Marine and Science Technology Center (MaST) located on the Redondo Pier, was hit so hard by the storm that struck Monday night (Nov. 22nd), that it’s closed until January.

Waterland Blog, December 2, 2010


Moving the Clean Economy: Community Colleges Take the Lead

At Cascadia Community College in Bothell students are training for a new economy.  Jobs may be scarce in the real world but here the world holds promise for energy auditors, smart grid experts and photovoltaic specialists. … A team of students in Cascadia's Environmental Technology and Sustainable Practices are being trained to think holistically but work locally.

Seattle PI, December 2, 2010


In our view: Beyond Just One Day / WSUV, Clark College make sure veterans get all the assistance they need

And because those lives are so busy, it’s great to have Veterans Affairs departments working so hard with outreach programs on higher-education campuses. Clark College also is working admirably to help veterans. Local and area veterans can rest assured that Clark College and WSUV stand ready to help in many ways. First, of course, is in the pursuit of higher education

The Daily Columbian, December 2, 2010





21st Century Snake Oil?

The push for performance-based funding, built on data and other outcomes, exaggerates the likely results, Garrison Walters writes.

Inside Higher Ed, December 2, 2010


WSU wants to raise $1 billion by 2015

Seattle P-I, December 2, 2010

BLOG: UW provost: Belt tightening ahead

Seattle P-I, December 1, 2010





State workers' pay may be cut

The Olympian, December 3, 2010

EDITORIAL: State budget crisis demands a special session of the Legislature

Seattle Times, December 2, 2010


OPINION: DREAM Act: Are Republicans afraid to follow their hearts?, December 2, 2010




No snarky news this week. Serenity NOW!


Gratitude: The Secret To Happiness

Huffington Post, November 30, 2010



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