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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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Washington colleges to give the same credit for AP test scores

State colleges and universities will have to develop similar policies for awarding credit to incoming students for good grades on Advanced Placement tests.


WSU researchers create atoms with negative mass in hopes of aiding nuclear fission

Physicists at Washington State University have created atoms that temporarily have negative mass, a discovery meaning they accelerate backward when pushed forward.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Tuition hikes approved for Idaho colleges

Idaho’s state Board of Education met Wednesday in Moscow and voted to raise student tuition and fees at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College by …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Work starts on new $18 million gym at Spokane Falls Community College

Groundbreaking began Wednesday on a new gymnasium that could raise the profile of Spokane Falls Community College. And not just in intercollegiate sports.


Education’s goal: Build inquisitive minds, not widgets for the gears of commerce

Is higher education really out to indoctrinate students with liberal propaganda? Paul Lindholdt, a professor of English at Eastern Washington University, responds.


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Community Colleges of Spokane to offer classes at WSU in Pullman

The Community Colleges of Spokane will start offering classes on the Washington State University campus starting April 3.


Achievements: University of Idaho announces graduates for fall semester 2016

University of Idaho has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester. Graduates are listed by their hometowns.


Pence to deliver commencement address at Notre Dame in May

Vice President Mike Pence will deliver this year’s commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Pence says in a statement that it’s “extraordinarily humbling” to be able to return …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 10 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers approve modest budget increase for higher ed

A modest budget increase of 2.7 percent for Idaho’s four-year colleges and universities won unanimous approval from legislative budget writers on Tuesday.


‘Teach-in’ at Gonzaga University protests Dakota Access oil pipeline

Students, professors and Native American leaders held an all-day “teach-in” Monday at Gonzaga University to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which triggered a monthslong standoff and …


UO considers raising undergraduate tuition 10.6 percent

The University of Oregon is considering raising in-state undergraduate tuition by 10.6 percent in the fall to pay for increased salaries, health care and retirement costs for school employees.


College fraternity accused of hazing sued for $8 million

An $8 million lawsuit against a fraternity at a northwestern Oregon college says a hazing incident resulted in a 20-year-old man losing his right eye.


100 years ago in Olympia: ‘Treaty’ between Washington State College and UW signed, preserving WSU’s future

They were calling it “the treaty of Olympia” – with Washington State College as the clear victor.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:25 a.m.

Jean Floten: Disrupting higher education, one click at a time

What many once considered a radical experiment in educational delivery is now


How will Trump’s policies affect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region?

Presidents usually use their first 100 days to highlight promises they made in the campaign and emphasize progress on their agenda. Donald Trump is no exception, becoming the first president …


Broker: Expansion of medical education will spur downtown Spokane development

Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane and the growth of other higher education opportunities will be an ongoing catalyst for downtown development, a real estate broker predicts.


100 years ago in Pullman: Washington State College president accuses University of Washington of encroachment

From our archive, 100 years ago A turf war between the University of Washington and Washington State College (now Washington State University) broke out into the open.