Stories tagged: higher education
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017
State colleges and universities will have to develop similar policies for awarding credit to incoming students for good grades on Advanced Placement tests.
Tue., May 2, 2017
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
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
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
Groundbreaking began Wednesday on a new gymnasium that could raise the profile of Spokane Falls Community College. And not just in intercollegiate sports.
Fri., March 31, 2017
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
The Community Colleges of Spokane will start offering classes on the Washington State University campus starting April 3.
Mon., March 20, 2017
University of Idaho has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester. Graduates are listed by their hometowns.
Thu., March 2, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence will deliver this year’s commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Pence says in a statement that it’s “extraordinarily humbling” to be able to return …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
A modest budget increase of 2.7 percent for Idaho’s four-year colleges and universities won unanimous approval from legislative budget writers on Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
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 …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
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
What many once considered a radical experiment in educational delivery is now
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
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.
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 …