Stories tagged: College
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.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Oregon building name will stay despite man’s pro-slavery stance
The president of the University of Oregon says he will not change the name of the oldest building on campus, which honors the school’s founder. The name became controversial because …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
WSU honors biochemist with alumnus award
Washington State University graduate and University of California pharmaceutical biochemist James Wells left the comparatively balmy air of San Francisco this week in favor of a chilly Palouse winter. But …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
University of Great Falls to get new name, colors
The University of Great Falls, which is looking to increase its enrollment and expand its course offerings, is just months away from a complete rebranding.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 4 a.m.
Nonprofit to help make up for state’s unfunded scholarships
A Montana nonprofit is stepping in to help after the state’s STEM scholarship program said it didn’t have enough money to fund students’ spring 2017 scholarship awards.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Governor calls for free tuition at New York public colleges
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Obama recalls his ‘wildly pretentious’ college years
He looks back at his college years and, at 55 years old, wonders who he was, and why he couldn’t seem to express himself adequately. Or go on more dates …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
WSU fraternities, sororities release ‘culture-changing’ plan
Sexual violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and mental health problems, although all different issues, are closely related, according to a recently released statement from the Washington State University Panhellenic and …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Protect students from immigration politics
Dreamers are not the criminals Trump says he wants to corral. Rescinding their status would only make America mean again.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Somali American student’s group to help teens go to college
People often gape openly at Ahlaam Ibraahim. Covered from head to foot in a hijab, the college freshman and daughter of Somali immigrants has grown accustomed to stares from fellow …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
New Washington state college savings program not ready until next year
A new, state-sponsored option for investing for college won’t be ready until next year, so those enrolled in Washington state’s current prepaid tuition plan have until at least Sept. 1 …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Students using ridesharing for holidays
Ridesharing is a growing holiday travel option for college students
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
College students to protest against Trump deportation plans
College students at campuses around the United States say they are planning rallies and walkouts to call on school administrators to protect students and employees against immigration proceedings under Donald …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Ole Miss students occupy building to protest lynching remark
Witnesses say dozens of black and white students are occupying the University of Mississippi’s main administrative building in Oxford to protest what they called the chancellor’s weak response to a …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Education Department beefs up effort to help ITT Tech students
The Department of Education announced new online resources Monday for students affected by the abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes, amid criticism that the government is not doing enough to …