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‘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 …

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.

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.

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

Jean Floten: Disrupting higher education, one click at a time

What many once considered a radical experiment in educational delivery is now

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

Fully fund State Need Grant

State lawmakers must own up to the challenges faced by higher education and the growing high-tech economy.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.