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Joshua Groom is the Online Editor at the Ebbtide. He covers administrative and breaking news, as well as writing the Crime Log for every issue of the paper. Groom openly admits to being a caffeine addict and cannot meet a deadline without drinking an ungodly amount of coffee.


SCC Admin Offers New Options for Dental Hygiene Program Relocation

SCC has identified several new possibilities for permanent relocation of the college’s Dental Hygiene program as the school continues to explore possibilities for the future of the program. Those locations, announced by SCC President Cheryl Roberts at a Feb. 26 Board of Trustees meeting, include the University of Washington, the Community Health Center in Snohomish…

More Details Emerge as SCC Moves Closer to Final Cuts

SCC has entered the “problem solving” phase of its budget review process as the college plans to recommend a total of $2.4 million in cuts to the Board of Trustees (BOT) at their March 18 meeting. The college administration will undergo a “realignment process,” Philip King, SCC’s vice president for student learning, said at a…

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Dental hygiene faculty, SCC admin spar over program relocation

UPDATE 2/9: SCC has decided not to move forward with plans to relocate the college’s dental hygiene program to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Read more about the decision here. SCC plans to move its dental hygiene program to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) and “teach out” current students before placing the…

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Cauterizing SCC’s Budget

Layoffs and class cancellations loom over SCC as the college plans to trim $1.9 million from the budget. Those cuts will be made primarily through workforce reductions. SCC’s current shortfall is a result of decreasing enrollment and a change in Washington state’s allocation model, according to SCC President Cheryl Roberts. “It’s a tender time,” she…

Bachelor’s Program Delayed

Dental Hygiene Takes a Backseat SCC’s plans to implement a Baccalaureate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BAS-DH) have been delayed. The process was put on hold due to “competing priorities, such as the budget review process,” according to Dean of Health Occupations Mary Burroughs. The State Board of Education had approved SCC to move…

Crime Log – Nov. 21, 2019

Theft 11 a.m. Nov. 7 — 5000 Building Safety and Security processed a complaint of stolen property in Rm. 5101. Hit and Run 4:40 p.m. Nov. 7 — Greenwood Parking Lot A student informed Safety and Security of hit and run damage to their car. The incident was referred to the Shoreline Police Department. Assault…

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Caught and Killed

Investigative Journalist’s Book Takes On Major Network In these bitter, partisan times, America is united behind a distrust of journalists and the media. Conservatives claim the press is too liberal and out to get President Trump. Liberals claim the press is too conservative and not aggressive enough in calling out Trump’s lies. Investigative reporter Ronan…

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