Stories tagged: College
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 6:06 a.m.
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.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under sex assault policy
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
DeVos considers whether to roll back Obama-era approach to campus sexual assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. Now, as she …
Wed., July 12, 2017
Sullivan: Glimmer of hope in media survey
The negative assessments, bad as they are, are simply holding steady. But among some segments of the public, the media is actually looking better than ever.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules
Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait
Borrower advocates say the pipeline to loan forgiveness appears to have slowed significantly since President Donald Trump took office, stirring concern that some students may be left in the lurch. …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 3 a.m.
NerdWallet: Feds argue as ‘debt relief’ companies prey on students
U.S. enforcement agencies – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission – in recent years have closed only seven companies that lured consumers with rosy promises to …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Betsy DeVos delays Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges
The Trump administration is suspending two key rules from the Obama administration that were intended to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, saying it will soon start the process to …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Evergreen State College moves graduation to Tacoma in wake of threats
Officials say the Evergreen State College in Olympia has moved its venue for graduation in the wake of recent threats directed at the campus.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Evergreen State College classes resume after threats
Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
University of Oregon receives approval for tuition hike
The University of Oregon has received approval for a double-digit tuition increase for in-state students for 2017-18.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
The cities where college grads can find jobs without going broke
In a recent report from the real-estate website Trulia and the job posting site Indeed, researchers crunched the numbers on what college grads are likely to face when it comes …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Idaho college to purchase geothermal aquifer to heat campus
An Idaho college is moving forward with plans to purchase a geothermal aquifer that can provide heat to most of its campus.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6 p.m.
Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia’s public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree
With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:03 a.m.
The morality of marijuana
A few years ago, a student asked Shelley Bryan Wee, Lutheran Campus pastor at Eastern Washington University, if it was OK, as a Christian, to bring pot to a friend …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
U.S. colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest
Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Hillary Clinton lauds free New York tuition plan as a progressive first
Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Ohio quadruplet brothers accepted at Ivy League universities
Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation’s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and Harvard.
Sat., March 11, 2017
Reim: Campus feminism a disservice to millennials
Organizers of January’s Women’s March on Washington made a concerted effort to target college-aged women with their messaging – and with good reason. While only 23 percent of American women …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating
The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board said it’s reducing the number of …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Henry J. Eyring, son of Mormon apostle, to lead BYU-Idaho
The son of one of the Mormon church’s top leaders has been named the new president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Mormons formally launch worldwide online college program
The Mormon church is giving a name and appointing a leader for a worldwide online college education program that has expanded to nearly 50 countries since it started several years …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
WSU Tri-Cities spring enrollment higher than last year
More students are spending the spring semester at WSU Tri-Cities than last year. The university reported that the Richland campus enrollment grew from 1,510 students last spring semester to 1,825 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
University of Montana enrollment drops, MSU sets new record
Enrollment at the University of Montana has once again dropped, while Montana State University is celebrating a record-high count of students.