Thursday, May 12, 2011

NEWS LINKS | May 11-12, 2011

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No budget as special session reaches halfway point

KING 5 TV, May 11, 2011


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


Opinion: How to find a college seat for Washington students

Seattle Times, May 11, 2011


Editorial: Tuition-setting legislation: progress for higher education

Seattle Times, May 11, 2011


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


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





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


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

The Herald, May 12, 2011





Jobs crunch hits teens

With paying gigs rare, some turn to volunteering

The Herald, May 12, 2011


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


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


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





House Discusses Possible Renewal of Workforce Investment Act

Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2011



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