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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

Local colleges want tax bill changed to help graduate students

Tax bill that passed GOP-controlled House would put graduate students in a financial pinch by taxing tuition waivers.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Local volunteers Dave and Mari Clack to be honored by Spokane’s University District

Community volunteers Dave and Mari Clack will be honored Wednesday evening for their role in helping establish Spokane’s University District and their ongoing support for higher education.


DeVos kicks off emotional battle over campus sexual assault rules

After barely surviving her confirmation battle and facing sporadic protests during visits to schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could hardly have teed up a more fraught, emotional and divisive issue …


Washington State University raising tuition by 2.2 percent

The Washington State University Board of Regents has voted to raise undergraduate tuition 2.2 percent for the coming school year.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

UW medical school in Spokane won’t get bigger classes

For now, at least, the University of Washington’s medical school in Spokane will have classes of just 60 students.


A teacher’s keynote address to graduates entering service

Tyler Hobbs, director of Christian Service at Gonazaga Preparatory School, keynoted during the 2017 Gonzaga University Social Justice Missioning Ceremony.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

WSU Spokane puts a halt to Jensen-Byrd Building renovation

Arrival of a new medical school on WSU’s Spokane campus is cited as the chief reason to suspend a project to restore the historic Jensen-Byrd Building.


$2 million gift establishes endowed chair at WSUV

The Tod and Maxine McClaskey Foundation has given $2 million to establish an endowed chair in hospitality business management at Washington State University Vancouver.


University of Oregon seeks tuition increase of 10.6 percent

The University of Oregon will again ask a state commission to approve a double-digit tuition increase.


Clarksville: Spokane’s Madison Kerr rowing for national college championship

Spokane’s Madison Kerr is part of the Western Washington University rowing team eyeing an 8th national championship


100 years ago in Pullman: As men head to front lines of World War I, enrollment dips at Washington State

College authorities were alarmed at the exodus of young men from the campuses of Washington State College (now WSU), the University of Washington, and the University of Idaho. This was …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

GU gets certified as honey bee-friendly campus

Some Gonzaga University students are buzzing about something other than Zags basketball. Honey bees.