Commentary: Lift lives and incomes by investing in community colleges
Seattle Times
In Washington state, community and technical colleges get little attention and support in the state budgeting process, writes state Rep. Gerry Pollet, vice-chair of the House Higher Education Committee. They don’t have the high-profile alumni and business supporters lobbying for investments.

Community Colleges: West Virginia’s pathway to prosperity
Fairmont News
Continued state budget cuts to higher education threaten to slow the progress of our students, writes Johnny M. Moore, president of Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Sexual harassment reports nearly double at Los Angeles community colleges
89.3 KPCC (with audio)
According to a new report from the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District, which serves 140,000 students, formal complaints of sexual harassment at the campuses and the central office increased from 14 in 2016 and 27 in 2017.

Connecticut’s Tunxis Community College food pantry feeding students
Hartford Courant
It’s becoming more common for college campuses, especially those with the demographics of a school like Tunxis, to provide this service to students.

Santa Rosa Junior College starts $28M auditorium renovation
North Bay Business Journal
The upgrades to the nearly 80-year-old building are the first major capital-improvement project funded by the $410 million Measure H bond approved by voters in 2014.

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