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CdA colleges expanding

Coeur d’Alene is starting to look like a college town. Not the type with dorms and dive bars and VW bugs zipping everywhere. But the kind where institutions of higher …


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 …


Tuition rising next fall at Idaho universities

BOISE – The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hike the price of attending Idaho’s public universities, sustaining a trend of annual tuition increases yet still keeping tuition costs …


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 …


College grads can learn and earn their way out of student loans

Scott Anderson knew he wanted to go into veterinary medicine, a profession shared by his father and his uncle. Affording the degree, however, posed a challenge. “It’s incredibly expensive,” said …


Rising cost of college puts more debt on students

WASHINGTON – Making college more affordable to more people continues to be elusive, and the recent recession hasn’t made it any easier. States have cut their support for public colleges …


GOP plan would add $300 million to higher ed budget

OLYMPIA – Senate Republicans announced what they dubbed a bold plan to reverse the trend in the state’s public colleges and universities, saying they wanted to add $300 million to …


For some students, college is affordable

SEATTLE – It takes a little pluck and some ingenuity, but it’s possible to work the Washington state college system to shave thousands off the cost of a degree or …


Tiered tuition backed in Washington; GET would go

College students in Washington could be charged higher tuition for degrees that typically result in higher-paying jobs, starting next fall. That’s the recommendation of two legislative committees that analyzed the …


Universities not happy with Gregoire’s tuition plan

SEATTLE – Gov. Chris Gregoire’s goal of not raising college tuition over the next two years is not sitting well with the leaders of Washington’s universities, who say the proposal …


13 surrender in Illinois fraternity drinking death

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Thirteen of the 22 people facing hazing-related charges following a Northern Illinois University student’s death have turned themselves in to police. A DeKalb Police Department spokesman …


APNewsBreak: $1 coin backers give to Harkin center

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals company gave $500,000 to a university institute honoring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a …


Ill. frat members charged in student hazing death

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Nearly two dozen fraternity members at Northern Illinois University have been charged with hazing-related counts after a freshman was found dead at their fraternity house following …


Tolkien class at Wis. university proves popular

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the …


U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has become the nation’s first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a …


Penn students give out $100K in philanthropy class

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — University of Pennsylvania student Sharree Walls didn’t realize when she signed up for a course on philanthropy that she’d actually become a philanthropist at the end of …


APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


Sudanese teens at center of recruiting controversy

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Four young men from war-ravaged Sudan tower above their teachers and fellow students on the pastoral grounds of a century-old school in suburban Chicago. Eighteen months …


Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in …


Harvard recognizes group promoting safe kinky sex

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Kinky sex has been admitted to Harvard. The nation’s oldest university has formally recognized Harvard College Munch, a group promoting discussions and safe practices of kinky …


Friend: Chiefs LB, slain girlfriend ‘seemed fine’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend briefly lived apart before he killed her and then committed suicide in front of his coach and general …


Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …


Navy fires president, provost of grad school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has fired the top two administrators of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy …


Schapiro’s SEC successor likely to follow her lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission will change next month. Its approach to regulation probably won’t. Mary Schapiro will step down as chairwoman after a …


AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won’t be easy

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters. Before commuters in Bangkok can head down into the …


Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do …


US abortions fall 5 pct, biggest drop in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions fell 5 percent during the recession and its aftermath in the biggest one-year decrease in at least a decade, perhaps because women are more …


Even apes have ‘midlife crises,’ study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Chimpanzees going through a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke. But there it is, in the title of a report published Monday …


Obama: Myanmar visit about sustaining momentum

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a historic trip to a long shunned land, President Barack Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more U.S. help to Myanmar if the …


UMaine: 3 plane crash victims were frat brothers

OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — A small plane that spiraled downward and burst into flames after striking a pickup truck shortly before takeoff was carrying two University of Maine students …