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SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Ground Broken For Construction Of Artemis Hotel In Des Moines Wednesday
Highline Community College likes “to think we’re part of the team by working with the hotel,” said Dr. Jack Bermingham, president. “Our college happens to have a great hotel management program. We hope to help make the hotel be the great success it’s going to be … this high-end investment will be a great opportunity for Highline and for our city.”
Waterland Blog, July 27, 2011
SSCC math & engineering professor selected to ride Blue Angel F/A-18B Monday
South Seattle Community College math and engineering professor Heidi Lyman of Normandy Park clinched a coveted seat on the Blue Angel #7 plane this coming Monday
West Seattle Herald, July 28, 2011
Hats Off to Washington! Open Policy and Open Course Sharing
The Open Course Library is an initiative of the Washington state community and technical colleges to leverage a variety of existing Open Educational Resources as well as original content by our faculty course designers.
College Open Textbooks, July 28, 2011
County Council honors outgoing Bellevue College president Jean Floten
Floten is known for her leadership in expanding BC’s degree programs. The school now offers 4-year degree programs in addition to wide range of associate degrees. Floten is also recognized for her advocacy on behalf of the state’s community college system
Bellevue Reporter, July 28, 2011
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
Think unemployed workers stay on benefits because they don’t want to work? ESD says think again
TVW Capitol Record, July 28, 2011
Where the Boys Are / Confessions of a Community College Dean
… By the time you pass the early twenties, the students are overwhelmingly female. But the fresh-out-of-high-school group is almost even. … I’ve heard two theories that have made some sense, even though they’re at least slightly contradictory. One is incarceration. Far more men are incarcerated than women. The other is employment; men are better able to find well-paying jobs without a degree than women, so the value they place on degrees is less. … If the guys aren’t here because they’re off doing startup companies, then that seems fine. If they aren’t here because the place doesn’t seem welcoming, then that’s not fine.
Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2011
Antidote for Entitled 'Customers'
Instead of just complaining about their students' sense of entitlement, professors should design a better classroom experience, Steven J. Bell argues
Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2011
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Conservatives are Holding Pell Grants Hostage in Debt Talks: Take Action Now to Save Pell
Campus Progress, July 29, 2011
Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill
The Hill, July 28, 2011
The Olympian, July 29, 2011
FRIDAY LITE NEWS
FDA Approves Depressant Drug For The Annoyingly Cheerful
Emergency Team Of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington
Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined
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