Stories tagged: higher education
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.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal
Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Free college tuition studied by House; K-12 funding gets Senate study
The House Higher Education Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal that would make community and technical college tuition free for anyone who doesn’t already have a bachelor’s degree.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
WSU, College Hill area get half of Pullman Fire Department calls, chief says
Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said approximately half of the more than 3,000 calls his department responded to last year were to Washington State University and the College Hill area.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Oregon college plans Whiteness History Month project
An Oregon college intends to undertake a project on racism that it says examines how white privilege affects people’s daily lives. Called Whiteness History Month, the project at Portland Community …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
GED Testing Service to lower score it takes to pass
Thousands who failed the GED exam could retroactively receive their diplomas in a couple of months because the score required to pass the test will soon be lowered. The drop …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
Editorial: For-profit colleges a bad bargain
For-profit colleges have draining public funds and exploiting veterans for far too long. Congress needs to act.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 4:31 p.m.
Pentagon bars University of Phoenix from adding new military students
The Pentagon temporarily has barred the University of Phoenix from recruiting students at U.S. military bases and will not let new active-duty troops receive tuition assistance for the for-profit giant’s …
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record
Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015
Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers
You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Incentives, loan programs part of Clinton’s college affordability plan
WASHINGTON – Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of …
Thu., July 2, 2015
Washington state slashes college tuition
The days of skyrocketing tuition at Washington’s public universities appear to be over. Unprecedented tuition cuts contained in the new state budget will lower the cost of attending the state’s …
Sat., June 13, 2015
EWU holding last outdoor commencement ceremony
Today marks the end of an era at Eastern Washington University. The Class of 2015 will be the last to receive its diplomas at Roos Field, where June temperatures can …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Jay Ambrose: Plenty share blame for decline of education
We’ve been going through graduation season, that time of year when students at colleges and universities are finally saying goodbye to all of that – the crushing tuition costs, too …
Wed., April 29, 2015, 7:22 a.m.
Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates
OLYMPIA – Amid fears that cutting tuition would harm the quality of Washington’s higher-education programs, the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that could slash rates by as much as …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
EWU discontinues gun storage service
Eastern Washington University is no longer providing gun storage for students and others, mostly because it lacks enough space and personnel to accommodate the growing requests, but also due to …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid
Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014
Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane
Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. Yet the …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 6:19 a.m.
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 11:08 a.m.
States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of …