Monday, January 3, 2011

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 3, 2010

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Bellevue College named finalist for National Bellwether Award
Bellevue College’s work to help low-skilled adults become more employable through skills training has earned the college national recognition.

Bellevue Reporter, December 29, 2010


Bellevue College awarded $145,000 SkillUp grant for student success
Bellevue College has been awarded a grant of $145,000 from SkillUp Washington to help low-income working adults and disadvantaged youth succeed in the college’s Operating System Support Specialist training program.

Bellevue Reporter, December 29, 2010


Google's top searches of 2010 revealed
For the second year in a row, “bellevue college” has ranked second among the top Google web searches in Seattle. This year “bellevue college” is second only to “orca card.” Last year, BC trailed only “seattle fc.”

Seattle Post Intelligencer, December 29, 2010


OPINION: Adjunct faculty bear brunt of higher ed cuts

By Jack Longmate, Olympic College

The News Tribune, December 31, 2010


In our view: Kids These Days

One great way for local high school students to do this is through Clark College’s Running Start. … Running Start students not only must be smart, they must be highly motivated and emotionally mature, dedicated to proper study skills, gifted with time-management abilities and ready to sprint ahead of their peers.

The Columbian, December 31, 2010


Colleges say there's plenty of aid

You don't have to be well-off financially to go to college this fall -- there's plenty of assistance available. That's the main message Tri-City college administrators want to get out to prospective students. They have another message -- don't dawdle over the paperwork necessary to get the assistance. … There's no excuse for not get financial aid as long as a student gets the FAFSA filed as soon as possible, said Roy Garcia, director of outreach for Columbia Basin College.

Tri-City Herald, January 3, 2011


Higher ed task force has ideas for Wash. lawmakers

A task force charged with finding stable money to pay for higher education in Washington state has some ideas it wants the Legislature to consider. At the top of its list announced Monday:  Find someone other than state government to pay the bill.

Seattle Times, January 3, 2011


Students catch the wind

Wind doesn't only mean energy, it means jobs.  That's why Walla Walla Community College's Clarkston campus wants to plug into the spike of interest in renewable electricity with a new professional-technical program in wind energy technology.

The Lewiston Morning Tribune,  January 3, 2011





Living Wage Jobs Remain Hard to Come by in Pacific NW

Northwest Public Radio, December 30, 2010


Career Shift Often Means Drop in Living Standards
New York Times,  January 1, 2011
A study surveying jobless workers over 15 months found nearly 70 percent of those entering new careers had to take a cut in pay.


Editorial:  Success and Failure on the G.E.D.

New York Times,  January 1, 2011
States need to invest much more heavily in programs that prepare people for the G.E.D. The livelihoods of millions of Americans depend on it.


Enough With 'Viral,' 'Man Up' and 'The American People'

Inside Higher Ed, January 3, 2011


2011: The Year Ahead in IT

Lev Gonick presents 10 myths for the coming year and what they mean for higher education information technology.

Inside Higher Ed, January 3, 2011




COLUMN: In a trend, UW moves to play in the Lobby Bowl

Oregonian, January 1, 2011


EDITORIAL: Recruiting alumni to champion UW

Seattle Times, January 2, 2011



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