Stories tagged: College
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
‘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 …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
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, …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
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.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
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 …
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.