Thursday, May 12, 2011

NEWS LINKS | May 11-12, 2011

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


 

BUDGET & BILLS

 

No budget as special session reaches halfway point

KING 5 TV, May 11, 2011

http://www.king5.com/news/cities/olympia/Special-session-passes-half-way-point-still-no-budget-121661824.html

 

Colleges given tuition control

Opponents of House Bill 1795 said it would make college inaccessible to Washington families. … “We have now in essence answered that big question: are these public institutions? I think we’re answering no longer are they public institutions,” said Sen. Jim Kastama a Puyallup Democrat who joined 12 Republicans voting against the bill.

The Olympian, May 11, 2011

http://www.theolympian.com/2011/05/11/1647292/colleges-given-tuition-control.html

 

Opinion: How to find a college seat for Washington students

Seattle Times, May 11, 2011

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2015016859_guest11fraire.html

 

Editorial: Tuition-setting legislation: progress for higher education

Seattle Times, May 11, 2011

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2015016858_edit11tuition.html

 

Question of lowering state's debt limit a roadblock in Olympia

Both sides of a debate over debt are blaming the other for keeping state lawmakers in Olympia.

The News Tribune, May 12, 2011

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/11/1661803/question-of-state-taking-on-less.html#ixzz1M9lWxKfo

 

Opinion: Higher-education cuts mortgage Washington's future

Guest columnist Aaron Katz argues it’s better to close tax "loopholes" than to inflict other cuts on the state's higher-education institutions.  …

Some argue that we'll just increase financial aid to make sure anyone can afford to go to college in Washington. That's a pipe dream. The Budget & Policy Center's report highlights that 22,000 students who qualified for a State Need Grant over the last two years did not receive assistance because of a lack of funding. And the recently passed 2011 state supplemental budget cut financial aid by $25 million over the 2009 level, adding to reductions in other aid programs, like work study, scholarships and loans.

Seattle Times, May 12, 2011

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2015028246_guest12katz.html?prmid=op_ed

 

 

SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS

 

Peninsula College's new Maier Hall almost open for business

The protective construction fence is down, and 61,750-square-foot Maier Hall at Peninsula College is almost ready for its furniture. … The $36 million building will house art, math, liberal arts and music programs — as well as a 130-seat performance hall. “We're starting to move in as we speak,” said Peninsula College President Tom Keegan.

Peninsula Daily News, May 8, 2011

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20110508/NEWS/305089997/peninsula-colleges-new-maier-hall-almost-open-for-business

 

Everett CC Foundation raises $32,000 & EvCC Car wash for Japan quake victims

The Herald, May 12, 2011

http://heraldnet.com/article/20110512/NEWS01/705129940

 

 

TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION

 

Jobs crunch hits teens

With paying gigs rare, some turn to volunteering

The Herald, May 12, 2011

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110512/BIZ/705129920/1005

 

NC Community & Technical College Jobs Consortium Launches Website to Offer North Carolina Employers a Free and Easy Way to Post Jobs Once and Reach Many Schools

IT News Online, May 12, 2011

http://www.itnewsonline.com/showprnstory.php?storyid=157005

 

Redefining Colleges' Costs and Benefits

Private and for-profit institutions are the best deal for the taxpayer, says study backed by the University of Phoenix -- and challenged by outsiders.

Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2011

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/12/study_examines_costs_benefits_of_bachelors_degrees_across_institutional_categories

 

The Library of Congress Adds a Jukebox

With its new National Jukebox, the Library of Congress is making more than 10,000 early-20th-century recordings available, no quarters required.

The free online music repository features streaming versions of recordings from Victor Talking Machine Co. that were made between 1901 and 1925, a period predating the use of microphones in recording.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-library-of-congress-adds-a-jukebox/31285?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

 

 

POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL

 

House Discusses Possible Renewal of Workforce Investment Act

Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2011

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/12/qt#259568

 

 


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