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The golden ratio: Mathematics and photography with Jared Abwawo
Jared Abwawo is both a math teacher at Tacoma Community College and a photographer. … Abwawo is a master at combining calculus with composition, algebra with art. As such, he has succeeded in defying nerdy math stereotypes everywhere ... or at least in Tacoma.
The Weekly Volcano, January 26, 2011
Grandview, Yakima Valley CC continue discussion on library agreement
As construction continues ahead of schedule for the new Grandview-YVCC library, city and college officials are making progress in hammering out an agreement for the joint project.
Daily Sun News, January 26, 2011
Former Auburn Mayor Appointed To Highline Community College Board
Highline Community College announced Wednesday that former longtime Auburn Mayor Bob Roegner, of Federal Way, has been appointed to its College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Waterland Blog, January 26, 2011
Helping seniors at CBC College Night
KNDU TV, January 26, 2011
Free youth dental care day at Lake Washington Technical College
Lake Washington Technical College and the Lake Washington Dental Hygienists’ Society are offering free dental care for low-income children …
Kirkland Reporter, January 26, 2011
$100,000 In Maryland Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MI-BEST) Funds Awarded to Five Community Colleges
The innovative workforce grant is based on the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' I-BEST model of education which challenges the conventional notion that basic skills instruction must be completed by students prior to starting college-level courses.
Maryland CityBizList, January 26, 2011
Sign of the Day (and Sign of the Times)
Nikita Leavenworth, who gets the award for best protest sign of the day, goes to Grays Harbor College, a two-year community college. This wasn’t the UW set. All the folks crowded on the marble steps on both sides of the grand hall and in the balcony above, go to a community or technical college.
Publicola, January 27, 2011 (Student Rally)
Clark’s STEM Branches Out to Spark Girls’ Interest in Science Careers
The Oregonian, January 27, 2011
Centralia College Awaits Word on Next Step in Commons Design
Advance or wait? Governor’s proposed budget would green light $4.1 million in funding, but legislature could differ.
Centralia Chronicle, January 27, 2011
Passion, dedication, and advancement distinguish Edmonds Community College alumni
The Edmonds Community College Foundation names carpenter John Littel and accountant Becky Mackenstadt as the college’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni.
Edmonds Beacon, January 27, 2011
‘Three Cups of Tea’ author inspires Skagit County students
Greg Mortenson … spent Thursday in Skagit County promoting the Central Asia Institute and talking about the books he’s written on building schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His work has earned him three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. His visit kicks off Skagit Valley College’s GlobalFest, a month-long celebration of world cultures, service, international business and human rights.
Skagit Valley Herald, January 28, 2011
Higher-education board members criticize plan
Seattle Times, January 28, 2011
Community raises funds to start $300K EdCC student scholarship endowment
When the Edmonds Community College Foundation announced plans to establish an endowment to honor Jack Oharah’s nearly 15 years of service as college president, the community responded.
Edmonds Beacon, January 28, 2011
Clark College prepares for “painful” cuts
Vancouver Business Journal Blog, January 28, 2011
City to use federal grants for south end
$31,327 to the Wenatchee Valley Literacy Council and Wenatchee Valley College WorkFirst programs.
Wenatchee World, January 28, 2011
Bellevue College and UW-Bothell join forces in welcoming Chinese business students
Northwest Asian Weekly, January 28, 2011
BTC awarded $200,000 grant to create aquatic transfer degree program
Bellingham Technical College will be receiving a $200,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to create a new degree program that helps low income people enter the aquatic conservation industry. The project is a collaboration among BTC, Northwest Indian College and Western Washington University's Huxley College.
The Bellingham Herald, January 28, 2010
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Community Colleges: Where's Our $12 Billion?
NPR, January 27, 2011
Stressed, Yet Hopeful
Though new freshmen reported record-low levels of emotional health in an annual survey, they're more driven than ever and more optimistic than they've been in three decades.
Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2011
Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians
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