Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NEWS LINKS | April 17, 2012

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Job prospects improving for Class of 2012

Anne Penny, the business-outreach coordinator at Edmonds Community College, said students in the school's materials-science program are in high demand and are "snapped up quickly" by employers like Boeing. Employers seem more eager to recruit graduates this year, she said. "We are getting more participation in events and we don't have to twist their arms so much," Penny said. However, Kristen Davey, program-support supervisor for Seattle Central Community College's Career Services Center, said this year it's been harder to get employers on board for its Career Fair. At Seattle Central, graduates who studied manufacturing are also in high demand, Davey said. Additionally, she said, nursing, IT and graphic-design students have been having luck with job placement.

The Seattle Times, April 17, 2012



Everyone’s responsibility: Earth Day event on local campus aims to make a difference

If you are looking to shake things up this year and take environmentalism to the next level, our local green campus, University of Washington, Bothell and Cascadia Community College, are teaming up to host an Earth Day Celebration.

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, April 17, 2012



South Sound Business People: awards/recognition

Kat Flores, diversity coordinator at Bates Technical College, recently was recognized with the Rhonda Quash Coats Award for Excellence in Multicultural Student Services

The News Tribune, April 17, 2012






How Unequal State Support Diminishes Degree Attainment

The myth is that the American financial-aid system has failed the middle class but is doing a good job with poor students. This belief does not reflect actual research. Grants do not cover the cost of attendance. It has been estimated that only 40 percent of Pell Grant recipients get bachelor's degrees. College Board data show plainly that the poorest students, far from being protected from debt by grants, take on more debt than upper-middle-class students from households earning $120,000 per year.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2012



Connect the Dots

Legislation won't end remedial education, writes Nancy L. Zimpher. To make progress, all levels of education need to work together in new ways.

Inside Higher Ed,  April 17, 2012



Four-Year Degrees, Two-Year Schools

Inside Higher Ed,  April 17, 2012



The Bidens’ tax returns stir adjunct discussion

Inside Higher Ed, April 17, 2012



Only 59 percent of Oregon high school grads try college, putting college degree goals far out of reach

The Oregonian, April 17, 2012





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