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Talk about higher education this week, and about the construction business next week, during two sponsored breakfasts for business people.
This Friday, Greater Spokane Inc. is hosting an overview of higher ed featuring five area university officials: Rodolfo Arevalo (EWU), Christine Johnson (CCS), Thayne McCullough (Gonzaga), Brian Pitcher (WSU Spokane) and Beck Taylor (Whitworth) will all discuss why a good K-12 system is critical for area growth and development.
Area school levies will also be reviewed. The event is at GU's Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. It's $25 for GSI members or $55 for others. Registration: here.
Next Thursday, Jan. 19, Larry Swartz, president of Lydig Construction, will discuss the construction industry and company's 56-year history in Spokane. The event is the next Executive Connect Breakfast, hosted by the nonprofit Connect Northwest.
The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Georgian Ballroom, Spokane Club.
Registration is $30 and can be arranged by visiting the Connect Northwest reservation form.
AP - The Times of London says the University of Washington is the 23rd best university in the world. In the newspaper’s higher education list, UW is the fourth-best American public college.
The universities are ranked on 13 factors, divided into five categories of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international mix.
No. 1 on the list is Harvard, and 15 of the top 20 universities are from the United States. The top American public university is the University of California, Berkeley, in the No. 8 spot, followed by UCLA nd the University of Michigan.