Stories tagged: College
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Hillary Clinton unveils college costs plan
In a gesture to her former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is announcing new steps aimed at tackling the rising cost of college tuition and the burden of …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Saint Martin’s University fights faculty unionization efforts
Saint Martin’s University is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization vote by members of its non-tenured faculty.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016, 7 P.M.
Boomer U: Graduating at 64
For Sheila Foertsch, 64, a college degree was just a matter of time. On Friday when she received her diploma from Spokane Falls Community College, she proved the old adage …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
BYU-Idaho students warned for nailing dead rabbit in home
Four male college students who broke into a female student’s apartment, nailed a dead rabbit to the wall, left an offensive message and stole a painting have been given a …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Oregon State University offers dorm for recovering addicts
Oregon State University will open an on-campus dorm this fall specifically designed for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules
As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the …
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
U.S. colleges offer Syrian refugees scholarships
Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors – and their financial aid – to Syrian refugees.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 3:51 P.M.
Pullman’s SFCC branch to stay open; cuts unknown
The Pullman branch of Spokane Falls Community College won’t be shutting down at the end of the semester as many had feared.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 6:33 A.M.
WSU unveils its green masterpiece
Washington State University’s new Paccar Environmental Technology Building was welcomed into the fold Thursday night with a dedication ceremony complete with the university’s marching band and a parade of speakers …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
WSU OK’s hiring staff for Spokane medical school, cutting tuition costs
The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the hiring of administrative staff, faculty, and operating staff for the new medical school in Spokane.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Kerry: Diverse graduating class is ‘Trump’s worst nightmare’
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday that their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and that it’s their job to stop the spread of violent …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 9:34 A.M.
SFCC’s Pullman branch in jeopardy of closing
Students at Pullman’s branch of Spokane Falls Community College may not have a campus to return to when fall semester starts.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
Achievements: Students from Inland Northwest earn academic honors
Students from the Inland Northwest have earned academic honors nationwide for the autumn 2015 semester. Grade-point averages (GPA) are calculated on a 4.0 scale. Spokane resident Marshall Jolly has been …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 6:50 A.M.
Arizona Republicans want funding for Koch-backed schools
Arizona’s Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state’s public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 9 A.M.
Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders
It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors – they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the …
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Norovirus outbreak at OSU dorm declared over
A norovirus outbreak that sickened dozens of residents in a dorm at Oregon State University has been declared over.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 9 A.M.
About 14,000 have left GET college savings plan since fall
Since September, about 14,000 college savers have pulled their money out of Washington’s prepaid tuition program.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Arrest made in killing of Rutgers student in New Jersey
An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student in New Jersey last weekend.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
New WSU president Kirk Schulz will be paid $625,000 a year
Kirk Schulz has been confirmed as the 11th president of Washington State University and will receive a five-year contract with a base salary of $625,000 per year.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Government: Student loan defaults won’t result in jail time
It won’t help your credit history, but defaulting on student loans will not earn you a one-way ticket to jail. That word comes from the Education Department in a blog …
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:51 P.M.
Student loan debt adjustors in Washington to refund illegal fees
The state Attorney General’s Office says several student loan debt adjustors in Washington that overcharged hundreds of students and collected illegal fees will refund the money.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:10 P.M.
Idaho considers linking college funding to student success
The Idaho State Board of Education is considering linking funding for higher education to student success.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
Colleges raising awareness about sexual assault on campus
Communities and university campuses across the country are coming together this month for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and with the goal of breaking down those stereotypes and promoting conversation and …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:33 A.M.
WWU trustees pick OSU provost as new president
The Western Washington University board of trustees has chosen the provost at Oregon State University as the school’s 14th president.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:19 A.M.
OSU working to contain possible norovirus outbreak
Oregon State University officials say they are taking steps to contain a possible norovirus outbreak after up to 60 students fell ill with symptoms.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
Editorial: Washington online college making the grade
Online learning isn’t for everyone, but it fits the targeted demographic well. The average age of a student is 38. They need to learn, and learn fast.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
WWU trustees pick OSU provost as only finalist for president
The Western Washington University board of trustees has picked the provost at Oregon State University as the preferred candidate to become the school’s 14th president. Sabah Randhawa is OSU’s second …
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 8:36 P.M.
College savings plan bill signed by Gov. Inslee
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will start a traditional 529 college savings plan in the state and reopen the old prepaid program frozen last year.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
Washington women beat Stanford 85-76 to reach Final Four
Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and Chantel Osahor had 24 points and 18 rebounds Sunday as Washington defeated Stanford 85-76 in the NCAA Lexington Regional final to earn its first …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
Idaho trying to help more students go on to college
In Idaho, a state where less than half of high school graduates move immediately onto higher education, there’s a desperate push to turn more teens toward college or career-training programs.