Stories tagged: College
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
ITT Technical Institute faces more lawsuits over shutdown
The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Police investigating sex assault report at WSU fraternity
Authorities are investigating after an 18-year-old woman reported that she was sexually assaulted at a Washington State University fraternity house.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
University of Oregon president recommends renaming dorm named after KKK boss
The University of Oregon’s president is recommending renaming a campus dormitory building named after a former faculty member who led the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, following demands …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Yale grad students file petition seeking union certification
Graduate students who assist in teaching and research at Yale University have filed petitions seeking union certification.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Safety reminders as school begins
School districts have recently cracked down on vaccinations, and while they can’t compel parents to take their kids in for shots, they have been more assertive about requesting up-to-date records.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Grad student employees at private universities can unionize, NLRB rules
In a major decision that opens the door for graduate students across the country to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that grad students who work as teaching …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
How big box stores look to hook college students – for life
It’s back-to-college season, which means retailers are battling to equip as many of America’s freshmen with laptops, futons and minifridges as they can. In the flood of deals and discounts, …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
‘Student’ credit cards aren’t for all students, or even most
As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit. The college years are the best time …
Wed., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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: Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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.