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Transcript of Bill Clinton’s remarks

A transcript of former President Bill Clinton’s remarks Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Democratic Party: ___


Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life

CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.


Can an honor code prevent cheating at Harvard?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University, whose motto “Veritas” means “truth,” has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history — as far as it knows. But …


Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA

As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students …


Police: Mich. student attack not likely hate crime

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University student said he was attacked at an off-campus party by two men who asked if he was Jewish, and when he said he …


Obama courts college students returning to campus

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama, appealing to students who powered his first White House run, swooped onto college campuses Tuesday to remind those returning to class that …


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK (AP) — Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people …


Don’t forget insurance with college-bound kids

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s inevitable that something will be forgotten in the excitement of sending a child off to college. Tuition bill paid?


College pay always low for select few

If you think it’s crazy that the Community Colleges of Spokane is hiking salaries for presidents, vice presidents and deans as it cuts salaries for janitors, plumbers and groundskeepers, join …


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 …


Private student loans 101: How the terms differ

For college-bound students, the easy money seems to be everywhere. The website for Discover’s student loans says it can help: “Cover up to 100 percent of your college tuition, housing, …


Beaumonte beats odds, will graduate from Eastern

Against all odds, Darriell Beaumonte will graduate today from Eastern Washington University. He will be that one out of 50 – just 2 percent – of foster children from the …


WSU’s summer tuition may be cut next year

Washington State University President Elson Floyd said summer tuition may be reduced by 16 percent next year. “What we’re trying to do is figure out more ways to get more …


Student loans 101: The interest rate uproar

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: It would be a mistake to let interest rates on student loans double in July. Especially if they’re going to be blamed …


WSU tuition hike to mirror last year’s spike: 16 percent

SEATTLE – People celebrated last month when the Washington Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in …


UI goes public with $225 million capital campaign

Officials at the University of Idaho are going public with a $225 million capital campaign aimed at bringing in money for scholarships, new faculty and upgrades to laboratory and classroom …


Idaho colleges raise costs again, but less sharply

Students at Idaho’s state colleges and universities will pay more next year, but the tuition and fee increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are considerably lower than …


Students find Western Governors University

Flexibility, affordability and credibility were the key reasons two Spokane-area residents gave for choosing to enroll in Western Governors University Washington. But reputation was also a factor. “I spoke to …


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 …


Vending machine dispenses ’morning-after’ pill

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Students at Shippensburg University in central Pennsylvania can get the “morning-after” pill by sliding $25 into a vending machine installed at the request of the student government.


College’s rising cost steering students to private, smaller institutions

Demetrius Dennis shopped carefully to find the best college education for the lowest price. “I reviewed the departments, programs offered and cost of tuition,” said Dennis, 34. “Financing contributed at …


State higher education spending sees big decline

MIAMI — State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday.


LC-CDA executive director strives for academic success locally

When she was 54, Cyndie Hammond became the second person in North Idaho to earn a doctorate in education through the University of Idaho in Coeur d’Alene. Since then, the …


New ground breaking on Riverpoint project

When Erik Nelson went back to school to become a pharmacist, he faced a long road, in more ways than one. A young father living in Spokane, Nelson enrolled in …


WSU merger plan draws concern

The chair-elect of the Washington State University faculty senate says getting everyone to agree with the administration’s money-saving plan to combine the College of Liberal Arts and College of Sciences …


Higher ed, lower affordability

Nineteen months ago, Washington’s higher education officials did what higher education officials do. They looked at a problem and wrote a report.


UW considers 20 percent tuition increase this fall

The University of Washington plans to vote on a proposal to raise tuition 20 percent this fall, while also considering a plan to use much of that increase to pay …


Lawmakers agree on tuition plan

SEATTLE – Lawmakers say they’ve come to an agreement in principle on a higher-education bill that would give the state’s five public universities and the Evergreen State College authority to …


Slated for demolition, SFCC’s Building 4 is giving its all for art

It’s the wildest doomed building you’ve ever seen. Blue, painted tree branches sprout from the hallway walls, which are a riot of color and forms. A forest of whittled limbs …


EWU students protest budget

A group of Eastern Washington University students have begun a weeklong protest on the Cheney campus to draw attention to imminent spending cuts by the state Legislature, now beginning its …