Friday, July 15, 2011

NEWS LINKS | July 14-15, 2011

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Clark College students train for tech careers  

Renewable energy programs featured.

KGW TV, July 13, 2011


Sustainable Growth Summit stresses jobs, environment

White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu … was the keynote speaker at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Sustainable Growth Summit, held at North Seattle Community College. The summit is the result of a 2009 executive order from President Obama, reconstituting the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The purpose of the initiative is to connect federal services and programs with under-served portions of the AAPI community.

Northwest Asian Weekly, July 13, 2011


SVC offers Life Transitions class

Despite the elimination of funding for the program, Skagit Valley College was able to find funding for the Life Transitions program. ...

Whidbey Examiner, July 14, 2011


Aerospace training to double at Paine Field /Boeing girds for increased production, retirement surge.

The aerospace training center has been open a little more than a year. It was established by the Aerospace Futures Alliance, with the help of Snohomish County. Edmonds Community College operates the center for the industry group.

The Herald, July 14, 2011


RTC announces plans to close its Child Care Center

Because of severe budget cuts, Renton Technical College will close its child care center Aug. 31. Seventy children will be affected.

Renton Patch, July 14, 2011


Klink goes from the lake to television screens
So after graduating from Cheney High School in 1994, Klink studied at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. ...

Cheney Free Press, July 14, 2011

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Spokane CC alumnus:  LJ Klink, “Extreme Chef”

LJ Klink, the director of Richland (Illinois) Community College’s Culinary Arts Institute, appears July 21 on Food Network’s cooking competition show “Extreme Chef.”  

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL), July 14



The Liberal Arts Are Work-Force Development
Those of us who teach English and history at community colleges play an integral role in preparing the nation's workers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 11, 2011


Despite Fiscal Woes, Spending Rose on Student Aid in Many States in 2010

But even states that increased spending on financial aid may not have kept up with demand, Ms. Merkel said. Washington State, for example, increased need-based grants by more than 7 percent in 2010 but has seen a 57-percent increase in student-aid applications. While 70,000 students received the state need grant, the state ran out of money and rejected awards for another 22,000 students, about two-thirds of whom were attending community colleges, according to data from the state's coordinating board.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 11, 2011


Recession Reshaped College Enrollment Patterns, but the Sky Didn't Fall

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2011


How the Recession Re-Sorted Freshmen

A new study largely confirms what anecdotal reports had anticipated about national college enrollment patterns during the economic downturn: that enrollments of high school students swelled, that larger numbers of students chose community colleges, but that private colleges did not suffer the losses that many had predicted. But the study -- though its data are limited in scope -- also shows that the extent of the shifts, and how different institutions were affected, varied by region.

Inside Higher Ed,  July 14, 2011


Opinion: Women’s Choices: School vs. Childbearing

Does education lead women to have fewer children or does having children get in the way of education?

The New York Times, July 14, 2011


Remedial Plus

A community college in Chicago finds that study groups can dramatically improve passage rates. But faculty worry that changes in grading rules are a key reason for the improvements.

Inside Higher Ed,  July 15, 2011


Just what is a green job? Study has answers.

The Herald, July 15, 2011





Some Rural Lawmakers Defy Power Erosion  
In states like Idaho, Virginia and Washington, legislatures have managed to maintain political power despite large population shifts to cities and suburbs. …. And this spring, when push came to shove in the final days of the state’s painful budget negotiations, with a gaping $5 billion deficit to close, [State Senator Mark] Schoesler was among those carving out common ground with the majority Democrats from Seattle and other cities. For Mr. Schoesler, it was a peak. “I’d never negotiated anything real significant in the budget before,” he said. “There’s things in it I can be proud of, having a role in it.”

The New York Times, July 14, 2011


Community college officials blistered over lobbying campaign
Officials with Kentucky's community colleges got scolded by several ... blitz was meant to underscore the value of community and technical colleges. ...

Louisville Courier-Journal, July 14, 2011





Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd

The New York Times, July 14, 2011


Monkey business: Escaped primate leads keepers on a chase through the zoo

A monkey has led keepers on a chase around Edinburgh Zoo after it escaped from its enclosure. Around six workers at the visitor attraction were left chasing the baby baboon through the shrubbery.

Edinburgh News, June 30, 2011


Everything's Better With Monkeys


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