Stories tagged: higher education
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Whitworth University President Beck Taylor joined other colleges urging President-elect Donald Trump not to eliminate a federal program that protects undocumented immigrants.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
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 …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
State lawmakers must own up to the challenges faced by higher education and the growing high-tech economy.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
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 …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
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 …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
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
The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
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
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
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
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
Washington State President-elect Kirk Schulz spoke to a standing room only audience in Spokane, Friday.
Sun., March 27, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For-profit colleges have draining public funds and exploiting veterans for far too long. Congress needs to act.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …