Thursday, June 30, 2011

NEWS LINKS | June 30, 2011

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




Bellevue College Names Student Union for Outgoing President Jean Sarto Floten

Bellevue College has named its student center the Jean Sarto Floten Student Union. The College’s Board of Trustees took the action Wednesday, June 29. Floten started as Bellevue College's president in 1989 when the college was known as Bellevue Community College. She has seen the college through a name change and through the addition of a few bachelor degree offerings.

Bellevue Patch, June 29, 2011


Letter to Editor: Proposed cuts to financial aid, Pell grants

The proposed cuts to the Pell Grant, up to $2,500 per recipient, would making it impossible to continue my education. I am a single mother of three, and I work 25 hours a week while still attending full-time classes at Edmonds Community College. Without the additional money I get from grants, I would not be able to afford to pay for my classes…

Seattle Times, June 29, 2011


Deadline Thursday for free college-tuition program

Seventh- and eighth-grade students in Washington from low-income families have until the end of Thursday to apply for a free tuition program called College Bound Scholarship.

Seattle Times, June 29, 2011





New National Commission to Help Reshape the Future of Community Colleges

For only the third time in their 110-year history, community colleges are preparing to take a holistic look at their broad and continuously evolving mission with the naming this week of the landmark 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. The commission was appointed by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and comprises 36 individuals who represent a broad array of constituencies and expertise from education, business, policy and communications. The group will work to examine the challenges and opportunities confronting the nation's largest and fastest growing higher education sector. Members of the 21st-Century Commission include: Dr. Christine Johnson, Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane.

PRNewswire, June 30, 2011


UW regents approve biggest-ever tuition increase

Tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates at the University of Washington will jump by 20 percent, to $10,574 this fall, the school's Board of Regents decided Thursday.

Seattle Times, June 30, 2011


Costlier Community Colleges

Amid the seemingly ever-present complaints from politicians and others about how fast tuitions are rising, it's not uncommon for higher education officials to cite community colleges as the exception. But that's getting harder and harder to do, especially given the relatively slow progress state officials are making in helping students transfer from two-year to four-year institutions, a new report asserts.

Inside Higher Ed, June 30, 2011

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“Ugliest-dog owner: ‘We love her just like she is’

Yoda’s owner talks to TODAY about the 2-pound champion initially mistaken for a rat

NBC: TODAY, June 25, 2011


Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest Establishes Women's Table

On July 4, the world's finest female competitive eaters will declare their independence. For the first time ever, top-ranking female hot dog eaters will have the table to themselves in a women-only competition at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

Huffington Post, June 29, 2011


Payday might be your last day, study finds

MSNBC, June 29, 2011


Divine or just a vine? Kudzu believed to resemble Jesus

Man opts against using herbicide on the weed: 'You can't spray Jesus with Roundup'

MSNBC, June 29, 2011


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