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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 to her math class at North Idaho College. Two courses at a time, Trutton is working toward her bachelor’s degree – a goal that has eluded her since she was 19.

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 student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the country, Clinton proposed steps to reduce the cost of four-year public schools, make two-year community colleges tuition-free and cut student loan interest rates.

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 colleges and universities by up to 20 percent over the next two years, and any future increases will be capped at the average annual rate of statewide wage growth.

Idaho university officials report program, staff cuts

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — All four of Idaho's four-year public universities and colleges have eliminated degree programs, dissolved academic departments or reduced staff over the past year as part of a statewide effort to cut costs and...

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 turn the football stadium into a sweltering hot plate of pomp and circumstance. And then there are the periodic cloudbursts, like the one last June that drenched the Class of 2014 along with the thousands of friends and family members who had filled the stands to help celebrate.

WSU president’s pay second-highest among public institution chief executives

Washington State University President Elson Floyd had the second-highest base pay among public college presidents in the nation in 2014, and he ranked fourth in total compensation, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Sunday. Floyd, 59, who just went on medical leave for colon cancer treatment, earned a base salary of $725,000 last year. His total compensation was $877,250, including $152,250 in deferred compensation.

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 killings of black men at the hands of police will make a significant difference. The findings, from a survey of 18-to-29-year-olds conducted from March 18 to April 1, come as anger over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody, turned violent this week.

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 30 percent over the next two years. “Student debt is out of control on a federal level and on the state level,” said Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. “This bill will take us back to where we really need to be.”

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 liability concerns. “We made that decision based on the resources that I have available,” said EWU police Chief Tim Walters, explaining that it required extensive check-in and checkout procedures each time a firearm was either dropped off or picked up.

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 we must now dissect sociologically. As with every successive generation, at least since the Baby Boom, there is a widespread and thumb-fingered effort to get a grip on just who these young people are. National news magazines do cover stories. Pollsters track their attitudes. The Pew Research Center offers a quiz: “How Millennial Are You?” And everyone tries to fold 73 million young people, ages 18 to 34 or thereabouts, into a single box. They’re self-absorbed. They’re pampered. They’re socially conscious. They wear pajamas in public. They’re creative and entrepreneurial. They’re this or that, or that or this.

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 efforts for a third and possibly final meeting to seal an agreement were stymied when WSU officials hesitated. And now the two schools are veering away from collaboration that would have shared local faculty, and brought medical school admissions, administration and research dollars to Spokane.

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 campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm.

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 advanced placement exams for low-income students. The department said the reduced cost will encourage low-income and first-generation students to take the exams. Students who pass the test could earn college credit, reducing the time and cost for a post-secondary degree.

Washington community colleges, universities face more budget cuts

KENNEWICK – Community college and university officials have been told to plan for more budget cuts to balance the state’s 2015-17 budget. The Office of Financial Management is expecting the state to need at least another $1 billion in revenue to meet its needs for the next biennium. Before Gov. Jay Inslee develops his budget proposal, colleges as well as other state agencies have been told to make requests that include up to 15 percent reductions, the Tri-City Herald reported.

NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Saturday announced that lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks would become its new national president and CEO. The selection of Brooks came as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court which outlawed segregation in public school, a lawsuit that was argued by the organization's legal arm.