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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Cougs on the move: Students converge on Pullman for move-in day

Pullman streets were noticeably more crowded Wednesday as students numbering in the thousands converged on the town for Washington State University’s official move-in day of the year.


STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show

Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.


How you can help students with special needs find a place in college

Just because your child has the designation of receiving “special education” – a term that encompasses a wide range of programs and classroom arrangements in public schools – doesn’t mean …


Cannabis on campus: why you should leave bud off your back-to-school list

It’s time once again for the grass-filled quads of academia to be swarmed by scholars from near and far, and like many intellectuals of the past, the incoming student body …


Scoring college entrance tests: How important are the SAT and ACT for gaining admission?

State and local educators say students may be giving undue weight to those scores, especially since their importance varies depending on where a student wants to attend college.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Walmart to offer employees a college education for $1 a day

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, announced Wednesday that it will pay for its workers to go back to school – as long as they get degrees in business or …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Oregon State shells out 17 more hits to beat Washington State 9-1, clinches Pac-12 series

The Cougars (14-24, 6-13) will try to avoid getting swept and the Beavers (34-7, 13-6) will gun for the third sweep of the league season when the Pac-12 teams meet …


New Mexico bill would force students to apply to college

New Mexico’s high school juniors would be required to apply to at least one college or show they have committed to other post-high school plans as part of a new …


Mary Cullinan: Help a student attend college: Support a scholarship

Kassidy worried she would have to drop out of EWU because of family illness and dwindling financial resources. A scholarship offered her renewed opportunity. “I can’t express enough gratitude for …


‘Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees’: Education advocates see growing disdain for universities

There is an increasingly vocal campaign to transform higher education in America. Though U.S. universities are envied around the world, some conservatives want to reduce the flow of government cash …


Linda Clark: Idaho making it easier to apply for college

The Idaho State Board of Education believes there is a postsecondary path and a bright future for every student. We strive to help them see and realize their potential.


Mary Cullinan: Why attend college? Let’s count the reasons

College graduates are able to thrive more effectively despite shifts in the economy and their lifetime savings are significantly higher than those of people without a college degree.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans, higher education

Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private …


Who is to blame for rising tuition prices at public colleges?

Complaints about rising college costs are nothing new, but for students and parents calculating the price of college these days, the exercise has become a much more complicated task compared …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

Three arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Sessions says U.S. will intervene in campus free speech cases

Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will support students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights were …


Idaho initiative helps admit 20,000 students to college

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities.


Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.


SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, …


Oregon authorities release ‘manifesto’ from mass shooting

Oregon authorities released a detailed report Friday on a mass shooting at a community college that includes a six-page, typewritten “manifesto” in which the shooter critiqued the methods of other …


Modest proposal for fascists, anti-fascists

The hard-right and hard-left activists who so enjoy protesting one another should meet every few weekends in a large national park and have at it.


Nerd Wallet: How do I help my parents pay off college debt?

Help your parents live a little easier – and soothe your conscience – by looking into payment-reduction options or repaying their loans yourself. In certain situations, refinancing the loans in …


Target steps up its game to court the college crowd

In the age of online shopping, Target is trying new ways to connect with college students while also bringing stores closer to campuses as it opens new smaller-format locations.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service at five college campuses

The service offers a limited stock of basic items that range from snacks to phone chargers and Amazon devices.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Student-loan forgiveness has halted under Trump, records show

The Education Department says it has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office.


Attorneys general to DeVos: Keep protections for sex assault victims

Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for victims of sexual assault …


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

As summer drags on, some Spokane students see their college dreams melt away

When Jimmy Garrison learned he’d been accepted into Washington State University, he was overjoyed. Now, less than a year later, Garrison is back in Spokane working full time trying to …