Friday, March 16, 2012

NEWS LINKS | March 16, 2012

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




Auburn preps for park; new college building on hold

Green River Community College got from the City of Auburn four years ago the 8.97-acre Lea Hill Park property, on which it planned to build a new Trades and Industry building. In exchange, Auburn received 7.15 acres of GRCC-owned land, known as the Martin property, for a new park. The City begins work this spring on the new park.

But construction plans for GRCC's trades building have been put on hold, GRCC officials said this week. "Unfortunately, the state budget crisis really ate into the capital money available for all the agencies," said Sam Ball, director of capital projects for college. "We were originally in the queue, before the economic downturn, for construction in 2011-2013. We could have been in construction now.

Auburn Reporter, March 14, 2012


New program getting students back into the classroom

In Washington only 75% of high school students graduate whether it's late or on time. A new program is now working with people who have dropped out of college get back in the classroom. The program is called ‘High School Academy.' It's located on the Columbia Basin College campus in Pasco. Organizers have collaborated with Kennewick and Richland School Districts, CBC, the Benton/Franklin Juvenile Justice Center, and Fast Forward.

KNDO TV, March 15, 2012


Recognitions in the South Sound

Angela Meade has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Centralia College. A native of Centralia and a 1998 Centralia College graduate, she is a rising star in the world of opera.

Business Examiner, March 15, 2012





Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion?

The Chronicle Blog, March 7, 2012





'Stop wasting time': Governor pledges to veto charter schools bill

The Olympian, March 16, 2012





St. Patrick's Day history: myths about the greenest of holidays


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