Stories tagged: higher education
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.
Thu., April 5, 2018
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 …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., March 8, 2018
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 …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
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 …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
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.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
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.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
‘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 …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
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.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
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.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
$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.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
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.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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
Thu., May 11, 2017
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.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …