Friday, November 9, 2012

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 9, 2012

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




Big Bend receives $189K achievement award

Big Bend Community College was awarded $189,168 from the Washington Student Achievement Initiative for its progress in helping students meet their educational goals.

Columbia Basin Herald, November 8, 2012


Newcastle teacher is rated among the top professors in the nation

Dan Mitchell, chemistry instructor at Bellevue College, was recently named one of the nation’s top professors in the country, according to

Newcastle-News, November 1, 2012


Welcome, David Rule, as Bellevue College’s new president

Bellevue College has selected as its new leader, David Rule, a self-admittedly funky college administrator who trained as a symphonic trumpeter and rides a motorcycle.

The Seattle Times (Editorial), November 8, 2012




Community college transfers often do well at 4-year institutions

Not only is starting at a community college attractive financially, research shows it can be a promising path for students who want to earn a four-year degree.

Education Week, November 8, 2012


3.6 million open jobs and the skills gap: an issue for American businesses

One of the reasons for the disparity between job openings and unemployment is the lack of skills required to be competent in such unfilled positions. Evidence of this disparity is shown across industries for low-skills jobs requiring high school diplomas all the way to high-levels positions requiring more advanced degrees.

National Chamber Foundation, November 8, 2012


Veterans deserve more from higher education

Another Veteran's Day approaches. Once again, those of us who lead America's colleges and universities are reminded of the over two million veterans who will have left the service and returned to civilian life over the next few years. We simply have not done enough for veterans who want to pursue higher education, especially at our nation's most selective institutions.

Huffington Post, November 8, 2012




James Bond lied to us: death by gold paint unlikely

If 50 years of James Bond movies have taught us anything, it's that virtually any gizmo will work, any super-villain will have a super-crazy quirk, and there's pretty much no situation our Double-Oh hero can't escape, often with a quippy double entendre to toss over his shoulder.

NBC News, November 9, 2012


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