Friday, February 8, 2013

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 8, 2013

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




Edmonds CC gets green seed money

The National Science Foundation has given a $300,000 grant to Edmonds Community College to prepare students for careers in sustainable agriculture and related environmental fields.

The foundation "saw there was lots of progressive thinking about food systems in Seattle," explains Horticulture Department chairman Tim Hohn, who will administer the three-year windfall in collaboration with Skagit Valley College, Seattle Central Community College, and Washington State University.

The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine, February 10, 2013




Improving Completion Rates of Minority Community College Students Transferring to Four-Year Colleges

The Huffington Post, February 7, 2013


California’s Public Colleges Still Face Mountains of Deferred Maintenance

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 7, 2013


If the Point Is Simply to Hand Out More College Degrees, Why Bother With the Courses at All?

The Stranger Slog, February 7, 2013





House passes bill prohibiting differential tuition

UW Daily, February 7, 2013





Tonik, the Dog with the Human Face, Is Up for Adoption
TIME Newsfeed, February 7, 2013


First the internet, now Monopoly – cats have got our attention

As Monopoly's new token, cats have another way to assert their supremacy – only an influx of other cute animals can stop them

The Guardian, February 7, 2013



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