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The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner Annie Pillers also determined Martinez’s death on Nov. 12 was an accident, despite questions raised about the time it took his peers to call 911.
Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. Washington and Idaho are expected to fare well compared to other states, though schools in the region are rethinking their recruitment strategies.
In a statement Monday, WSU President Kirk Schulz said the school “placed an interim loss-of-recognition status” on the Alpha Tau Omega house following the Nov. 12 death of Samuel Martinez.
The Catholic Charities Spokane and Gonzaga School of Law have teamed up to offer an immigration law clinic at the law school, where students overseen by attorneys will offer free representation.
The Washington Post reported that despite a 25.5% decline in English majors since the 2008 recession, the skills learned through the major – chiefly, storytelling – are more crucial than ever.
The engine will give students hands-on experience with some of the latest commercial airplane technology.
The Gonzaga University School of Law is getting ready to launch a new mentorship program designed to pair a recent graduate interested in opening a solo practice with an experienced attorney.
“This is the first part of a larger revision of the curriculum,” said Judy Rohrer, director of the EWU Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
The college’s new food-recovery efforts were spearheaded by Josh Hechtman, an enterprising senior at Lewis and Clark High School.
The 82,000-square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Facility, scheduled to open by fall 2021, will include 12 teaching laboratories, four research labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a “collaboration studio,” according to Gonzaga.
Court records say Denise Bennett stayed at a man’s trailer home in Lewiston for about a week before moving out on Sept. 18. The man called police two days later, alleging Bennett had stolen one of his two cellphones, along with some clothing and charging cords.
The university said it closed the 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a balance of about $7.8 million, marking the first time it has broken even or had leftover funds since 2013.
This semester’s headcount of 31,607 students tops last fall’s enrollment of 31,478, the university said in a news release Wednesday, noting that systemwide enrollment has increased each year since 2013.
The Whitworth University campus teemed with students, parents and traffic control volunteers Saturday as hundreds of new freshmen moved into their dorm rooms.
The Integrated Science and Engineering building will add almost 82,300 square feet of labs, classrooms, faculty offices, study spaces and a collaborative space the school is calling the “innovation studio.”
The following undergraduate students have achieved the honor roll at Spokane Community College for spring quarter 2019.
Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.6 trillion in student loans, making student debt the second-largest consumer debt segment in the country after mortgages, according to Federal Reserve data. But students in Washington have a slight advantage, thanks to some of the most generous tuition-assistance programs in the country.
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Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday approved a 3% cut to the school’s operating budget for fiscal 2020. A presentation from the trustees’ meeting documents indicates about half of the $3.6 million budget reduction is due to shrinking enrollment forecasts.
As Eastern Washington University wades into the thicket of budget cutting by 3.5% here and 3.5% there, there’s another percentage that’s worth consideration. One hundred and fifty-five percent.