Monday, October 15, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Oct. 15, 2012

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




Partners welcome WSU to Everett Community College (David Beyer, Everett Community College president)

A recent editorial in The Herald rightfully lauded the Washington State University partnership with Everett Community College's University Center of North Puget Sound.

Everett Herald, October 13, 2012


Community College consortium gains $12 million STEM grant (Shoreline Community College)

Northern Virginia Community College will lead a national consortium of community colleges in the disbursement of a $12.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant focused on STEM career fields.

Fairfax Times, October 11, 2012


Inland Northwest aerospace poised for takeoff (Spokane Community College)

Companies are prepping for worldwide industry growth.

Spokesman Review, October 14, 2012


State’s first community college student trustee appointed at Bellevue College

Bellevue College student Robert Rowe, 52, is the first student in the state to serve as a trustee at any of Washington state’s 34 community or technical colleges.

Bellevue Patch, October 15, 2012

Auburn Report, October 15, 2012


Lake Washington Institute of Technology receives $400,000 in new equipment for machining technology program

This week, Lake Washington Institute of Technology's machining technology program received nine new machines totaling about $400,000, which will help the program increase student skills in the manufacturing market.

Redmond Reporter, October 15, 2012


Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Sen. Patty Murray tour Bellevue College, discuss $11.8 million grant

Stacy Cube, a Washington, D.C., native who has worked in human resources for the past 10 years, saw her career start to suffer when her husband's army job forced them to move every couple of years. So she enrolled in the radiology technology program at Bellevue College to learn skills she could use to find jobs more easily following the moves.

Bellevue Reporter, October 12, 2012

Bellevue Patch, October 12, 2012


Supply not meeting demand for STEM-educated workers (Green River Community College)

As Enumclaw hosted its first Expo Thursday promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and math, local leaders learn that those skills are vital for the continuation of American manufacturing as an industry that will sustain the U.S. economy.

Enumclaw Patch, October 12, 2012




Heavily indebted student-loan borrowers lacked guidance, survey shows

Tales of students and recent graduates with high loan debts have enlivened the national discussion of college affordability. A new report on a survey of such borrowers—13,000 of them, with an average student-loan debt of $75,000—argues that confusion and a lack of guidance on making sound decisions are partly to blame for their heavy burdens.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2012


Census Bureau releases new data on career earnings by major

Engineering and computer science are the two majors that offer bachelor’s-degree earners the most lucrative returns over the course of their careers, according to new data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2012


Cracking down on PLUS Loans

For the past year, parents hoping to borrow a federal loan on their college student’s behalf have found those loans are harder to get than they used to be.
Inside Higher Ed, October 12, 2012

Digital library's win in court continues run of rulings for academic fair use

The cause of fair use at academic libraries got a big boost on Wednesday, when a federal judge handed the HathiTrust Digital Library and its university partners a resounding victory in a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild and other groups.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 11, 2012

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Obama vs. Romney on higher-education issues

The 2012 election: what academe needs to know.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 15, 2012


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