Stories tagged: higher education
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.
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
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Whitworth joins other local colleges urging Trump to keep immigration program for students
Whitworth University President Beck Taylor joined other colleges urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects undocumented immigrants.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Northwest colleges urge Trump to keep immigration program for students
Hundreds of college presidents, including more than a dozen in Washington and Idaho, are publicly urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects nearly 750,000 undocumented …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Fully fund State Need Grant
State lawmakers must own up to the challenges faced by higher education and the growing high-tech economy.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
New Washington state college savings program not ready until next year
A new, state-sponsored option for investing for college won’t be ready until next year, so those enrolled in Washington state’s current prepaid tuition plan have until at least Sept. 1 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Sexual assault persists on local college campuses even as schools take steps to fight it
Schools in the Inland Northwest say they’re doing everything they can to prevent sexual misconduct, promote healthy relationships, help victims recover and properly discipline the accused. But victims advocates say …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The humanities can bridge learning and healing for veterans
It seems that the entire national discussion about education has been taken over by four letters: STEM. The performance of American students on STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, mathematics …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
College fundraising has become pivotal
Budgetary pressure has put the squeeze on colleges and universities. This is a nationwide trend that has forced university presidents to be as adept at fundraising as they are at …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
ITT Tech shutters all campuses after federal aid sanctions
The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
UW regents sued over secretive presidential selection method
Washington’s top research universities have faced criticism in recent months for picking their presidents in secret, preventing the public from commenting on specific candidates.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Tuition cuts at state universities has been a surprising success
A year ago, Washington became the first state to substantially lower tuition since the recession. To the surprise of many, it hasn’t wreaked havoc on universities.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Problems at WSU bear center prompt backlash from animal rights group
At least 15 grizzly bears have died in the past six years at a Washington State University research facility, according to a trove of recently released public records.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
WSU officials say Pullman airport project jeopardizes millions in research and facilities
Major construction at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport could force Washington State University to replace up to 40 buildings and a large swath of farmland, jeopardizing experiments and millions of dollars …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:22 p.m.
New WSU president said medical school was a big attraction for him
Washington State President-elect Kirk Schulz spoke to a standing room only audience in Spokane, Friday.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
Idaho trying to help more students go on to college
In Idaho, a state where less than half of high school graduates move immediately onto higher education, there’s a desperate push to turn more teens toward college or career-training programs.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
UW, Gonzaga forge a new medical education partnership
Gonzaga University will host 60 first-year medical school students from the University of Washington School of Medicine this fall, the two schools announced Wednesday. The agreement will benefit Spokane both …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Nearly $164M in refunds for Washington’s prepaid tuition
Nearly $164 million in refunds have been processed for Washington’s prepaid tuition program since the state agency told people they could ask for their money back in September.