Stories tagged: higher education
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 …
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.
Fri., March 31, 2017
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.
Mon., March 20, 2017
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.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
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.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
‘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 …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
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.