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Stories tagged: higher education

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Allegations of coercion raised in harassment case against former SFCC president

Newly filed court records reveal details of sexual harassment allegations against Darren Pitcher, the former acting president of Spokane Falls Community College who resigned last month in the middle of …

Zags Give Day lets community show support for higher education

The School of Business Administration Eddy Birrer Scholarship is one of 12 funds at Gonzaga University the community can donate to Thursday as part of Zags Give Day.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Gonzaga receives approval to build $48 million science building near campus lake

Gonzaga University won permission this week to build a $48 million science and engineering building near the campus’ central Arthur Lake, but the university is still raising the funds to …

EWU has come a long way from its roots as a kids’ school and teachers’ college

Eastern Washington University’s leaders aren’t standing idly by while Spokane becomes a hub for innovation and a magnet for employers. Instead they are pursuing new facilities at the main campus …

Conservatives less likely to trust vaccines and public health efforts

New Age liberals may have been unfairly blamed for the current wave of anti-vaccine sentiment, according to a new study from the University of Idaho.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

Moody Bible Spokane faculty starting new Christian college

The Moody Bible Institute Spokane campus may be closing, but former faculty and local Christian leaders are not discouraged. “God is not done with higher biblical education in Spokane,” said …

WSU’s ‘Drive to 25’ campaign puts the focus on research

WSU’s new “Drive to 25” campaign to become a research powerhouse includes its health sciences campus in Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

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.

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.

‘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 …

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

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

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.

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 …

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

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.

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

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.

$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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.