To solve the diversity drought in software engineering, look to community colleges
Community college computer science classes teach the fundamentals, broad concepts like data structures, algorithmic complexity and object-oriented programming.

Community college consolidation would cut jobs, costs
CT Post
Consolidating Connecticut’s 12 community colleges will cut roughly 190 jobs and ultimately — officials hope — save $28 million, a cost analysis released by the system president shows.

Commentary: Free tuition for two-year and tech colleges means freedom to learn
Pierce County Herald
In response to the demonstrated need, state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout writes that she is proposing free tuition for Wisconsin residents at technical colleges and University of Wisconsin two-year campuses.

Retiring Olympic College president’s legacy seen ‘in the success of every student’
Kitsap Sun
Retiring Olympic College President David Mitchell oversaw $150 million in capital projects during his 15-year tenure. Mitchell is proud of the buildings that expanded opportunities on three campuses, but he most wants people to remember “that I cared about students.”

Middlesex Community College’s veterinary tech students among 1st in U.S. to practice on synthetic cadaver
Middletown Press
The cost of the synthetic cadaver — $35,000 — was entirely paid for by a federal Perkins Grant.

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