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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


WSU medical school granted initial accreditation for graduate education

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has received initial accreditation for graduate medical education.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Justice Mary Yu shares her story, offers students inspiration at Gonzaga School of Law breakfast

Speaking to a small group of law students, undergraduates from Gonzaga and Eastern Washington University and Spokane-are high schoolers Saturday morning, Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu shared her story …


U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga No. 4 among similar regional universities in the West

For the fourth year running, Gonzaga University is ranked fourth best regional university in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual listings.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Gonzaga fundraiser draws $355.4 million for improvements, scholarships

Gonzaga University announced Wednesday that it raised $355.4 million dollars in a seven-year-long fundraiser, far exceeding its original goal of $250 million.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …


WSU anticipates revenue boost from partnership with international student recruiter

WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Education deserts: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college

Though Spokane residents have abundant access to higher education, Washington is one of 11 states where 10.1 to 20 percent of the population lives in an “education desert,” where it’s …


New Christian school, Great Northern University, accepting applications after closure of Moody Bible Institute in Spokane

A new Christian college taking the place of the Moody Bible Institute, which closed its Spokane branch last fall, has received state approval and begun accepting applications for the fall …


From poverty to homelessness to Stanford, Olivia Arballo-Saenz focused on her future

Olivia Arballo-Saenz has combined smarts and grit with the kindness of others to find a better way, first to Gonzaga Prep and then to Stanford University.


WSU’s largest freshman class leaves more than 200 students in need of housing

With more than 4,300 freshman students set to swarm Washington State University’s residence halls in just one week, university officials say they are still looking to provide a couple hundred …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:49 a.m.

WSU and UI researchers say there’s more magma beneath Yellowstone caldera than previously thought

Based on research by WSU and UI, amount of magma under the Yellowstone caldera may be as much as double as what scientists previously thought.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

In a first, Spokane was top choice for all incoming UW medical students in Spokane

Spokane has a new milestone to brag about: Medical students are fighting to come here.


Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

State STEM scholarship expanding to encompass new skills

Thanks to bipartisan support in the Legislature, the $200 million public-private scholarship program is being expanded to help students gain specialized skills at community and technical colleges – skills such …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

New state program expands options for college savings

State residents will have more options for college savings under the new Washington College Savings Program went into effect this month.


Concern, condemnation after SFCC student newspaper reports on Pitcher scandal disappear

The editor of the student newspaper at Spokane Falls Community College, and a journalism instructor who serves as the paper’s adviser, believe someone may have stolen 400 copies from the …


Host families give a boost to WSU med students

As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Allegations of coercion raised in harassment case against former SFCC president

Newly filed court records reveal details of sexual harassment allegations against Darren Pitcher, the former acting president of Spokane Falls Community College who resigned last month in the middle of …


Zags Give Day lets community show support for higher education

The School of Business Administration Eddy Birrer Scholarship is one of 12 funds at Gonzaga University the community can donate to Thursday as part of Zags Give Day.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Gonzaga receives approval to build $48 million science building near campus lake

Gonzaga University won permission this week to build a $48 million science and engineering building near the campus’ central Arthur Lake, but the university is still raising the funds to …


EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …


Conservatives less likely to trust vaccines and public health efforts

New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Moody Bible Spokane faculty starting new Christian college

The Moody Bible Institute Spokane campus may be closing, but former faculty and local Christian leaders are not discouraged. “God is not done with higher biblical education in Spokane,” said …


WSU’s ‘Drive to 25’ campaign puts the focus on research

WSU’s new “Drive to 25” campaign to become a research powerhouse includes its health sciences campus in Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

EWU Associate AD accused of second-degree theft

Eastern Washington University Associate Athletic Director Don Ross stands accused of stealing over $4,000 from a pair of fundraisers in 2014, according to court documents.


Study abroad students undeterred by international acts of terrorism

As more college students – including those at Spokane-area schools – seek international education, universities are taking steps to keep them safe.


‘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 …


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.