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  • There’s more to college life than what the campus tour tells you

    College tour season gives parents, students plenty of information to weigh.


  • Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record

    Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …


  • Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates

    OLYMPIA – Amid fears that cutting tuition would harm the quality of Washington’s higher-education programs, the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that could slash rates by as much as …


  • Spokane’s On Track Academy fights poverty with education

    Spokane students in a program for would-be high school dropouts groaned with disbelief on Thursday when they learned they’ve been labeled based on their socioeconomic status. Close to 75 percent …


  • EWU aiding students affected by wildfire through hardship fund

    OMAK, Wash. – Morgan and Cheyenne Stolp never thought they would have to lift a pig. But when fire raced overnight from Winthrop to their family’s rangeland in Twisp, the …


  • Shawn Vestal: College stats on rape are unbelievable

    Wow. So the Wazzu sorority whizzers have been caught on film, denounced and decried, and they’ve come forth with an abject apology. Case closed. If only all questions of justice …


  • Sen. Patty Murray to revive college anti-bullying bill

    Colleges and universities would be required to adopt anti-harassment policies and recognize cyberbullying as a threat to students under a new law Washington Sen. Patty Murray said she will introduce …


  • Washington state Senate approves Dream Act

    OLYMPIA – A bipartisan Senate easily approved extending the state’s college need-based grants to students who graduate from Washington high schools and don’t currently qualify because they are not legal …


  • Riot police break up party in Wash. college town

    Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party — threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, authorities …


  • Whitworth adds Moses Lake presence

    MOSES LAKE – Whitworth University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in organizational management at Big Bend Community College campus beginning in January. Registration is open now, said Terry Ratcliff, …


  • Most Washington students starting college don’t finish

    Getting a kid through high school and into college might seem like a success story. But a Seattle-based research firm has found that less than a third of Washington students …


  • College Bound program helps students focus on education

    Study after study shows that a college degree is the best chance for low-income students to improve their lives. But those students may feel powerless to make college a reality. …


  • College graduates can ease strain of loan debt

    Finding a job in a slow-growing economy is daunting enough without new financial obligations. Yet that’s the challenge many university students graduating over the next few weeks will soon face.


  • Colleges’ tuition plans in limbo

    SEATTLE – Students heading off to college in Washington next fall will have to wait awhile to find out how much tuition they’ll be paying. Since the Legislature went home …


  • Golf: Annika Award set for top NCAA D-I women’s player

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The Annika Award will be presented to the top NCAA D-I women’s player, starting next year. “I’m thrilled to be able to have my name on …


  • Education Notebook: LC drill team places at state

    The Lewis and Clark High School Drill Team competed at the Washington State Drill Team Competition, March 22 and 23 in Yakima, taking second place in the military division and …


  • New CCS program helping students pursue top education

    Russell Vannoy had no grand plan for college. He figured he’d attend Spokane Falls Community College first, then transfer to an in-state college to finish his degree. American Honors, a …


  • Pangos, Olynyk lead Zags past Oklahoma St. 69-68

    STILLWATER, Okla. – It was a thrilling finish worth reliving, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs were doing just that in the locker room.


  • Free workshops on college financial aid will be offered

    Spokane Public Schools high school seniors can start planning for how to pay for college at upcoming financial aid workshops. The first of the free seminars will be next Thursday …


  • No. 3 Linfield rolls past Whitworth

    Mickey Inns passed for 261 yards and five touchdowns and backup Josh Yoder added a pair of TD passes as the third-ranked Linfield Wildcats (5-0, 2-0) romped to a 54-14 …


  • Willamette comes alive in second half to upend Pirates

    It’s a combination that can turn a football game around in a hurry. The offense goes three-and-out, the defense wears down against a balanced attack and can’t get off the …


  • Idaho gets 1st win, beats New Mexico State 26-18

    Friday, Trey Farquhar got a surprise foot rub from an Olympic gold medalist. And Saturday, after Idaho’s 26-18 Western Athletic Conference football win over New Mexico State, he earned something …


  • Cougars fall to No. 14 Beavers 19-6

    Jordan Poyer had three interceptions, Sean Mannion passed for 270 yards and No. 14 Oregon State survived a shaky start with a 19-6 win over Washington State Saturday.


  • Reloaded Whitworth men off to strong start

    Consider the Whitworth men’s soccer team reloaded. Despite graduating nine seniors, including seven who earned All-Northwest Conference honors, the 24th-ranked Pirates – after a 1-0 win over seventh-ranked Wheaton on …


  • Cougs look to attack

    If the Washington State women’s soccer program wants to move forward, Keidane McAlpine says, so will the players. The first-year coach inherits a team that has reached the NCAA tournament …


  • Education investment: College students face tough choices

    Until about 2007, deciding on a college degree typically involved choosing an area of interest or aptitude, then staying in college long enough to graduate. But with the cost of …


  • College roundup: GU whips BYU 17-1 in baseball finale

    Marco Gonzales’ three-run double sparked a 10-run third inning and the Gonzaga baseball team whipped Brigham Young 17-1 on Saturday in a regular-season finale in Provo, Utah.


  • Cougars’ bullpen comes up short in loss to Cal

    As a planned fireworks display sounded in the background, Donnie Marbut spent a good 15 minutes speaking with his Washington State baseball team in left field at Bailey-Brayton Field on …


  • Many degree holders languish in job market

    WASHINGTON – The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates …


  • College-bound would be wise to study changes in financial aid

    NEW YORK – The mad dash to cobble together college funding will soon be under way. In the weeks ahead, colleges will begin mailing out their much-anticipated acceptance letters and …


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