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As northwest university presidential housing goes, University of Idaho unusual with two homes

The University of Idaho is in the unusual position of owning two presidential residences. One is a $2 million modern, on-campus home where UI President Scott Green lives. The other, …

Everything Is Copy: The need for moral leadership at our universities

At my college reunion in May, I caught up with a classmate who had just been appointed chancellor of the largest urban public university system in the country. As we …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Inslee signs bills banning universities from requesting criminal histories, requiring more financial aid information

Colleges must “ban the box” on applications and provide more information on student loans.

‘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: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

U.S. colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. …

Parker: Other leaders will take climate reins

As of this writing, about 100 businesses, 80 university presidents, three governors and 30 mayors have announced their intention to stick with the Paris program.

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Media exposure from Zags’ tournament run valued at $406 million

As the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA championship, Gonzaga University got a staggering amount of broadcast and online exposure. The value of the coverage exceeded $400 million, university officials say.

Nonprofit to help make up for state’s unfunded scholarships

A Montana nonprofit is stepping in to help after the state’s STEM scholarship program said it didn’t have enough money to fund students’ spring 2017 scholarship awards.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1956

Sen. Patty Murray backs campus anti-harassment bill

Colleges and universities would be required to adopt anti-harassment policies and recognize cyberbullying as a threat to students under a new law Washington Sen. Patty Murray said she will introduce …

Tuition rising next fall at Idaho universities

BOISE – The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hike the price of attending Idaho’s public universities, sustaining a trend of annual tuition increases yet still keeping tuition costs …

GOP plan would add $300 million to higher ed budget

OLYMPIA – Senate Republicans announced what they dubbed a bold plan to reverse the trend in the state’s public colleges and universities, saying they wanted to add $300 million to …

Universities not happy with Gregoire’s tuition plan

SEATTLE – Gov. Chris Gregoire’s goal of not raising college tuition over the next two years is not sitting well with the leaders of Washington’s universities, who say the proposal …

Rise in Chinese students brings new opportunities

The growing presence of Chinese students and culture at the University of Idaho will expand opportunities for Moscow. This year’s enrollment numbers from UI’s International Programs Office revealed a 13 …

Pot still outlawed on campus

Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct banning marijuana use, and …

Prepaid tuition begins new year under scrutiny about funding

SEATTLE – As Washington’s prepaid tuition program opens its doors to new investors today, parents and lawmakers are taking a closer look at the program and trying to decide what …

Title IX has transformed the way colleges handle assault claims

For months after Kristina Ponischil was raped at a party in her off-campus apartment, her life at Western Washington University was hell. Police wouldn’t act, as often happens in college …

Lawmakers agree on tuition plan

SEATTLE – Lawmakers say they’ve come to an agreement in principle on a higher-education bill that would give the state’s five public universities and the Evergreen State College authority to …

Higher ed budget in Idaho is lowest since 2000

BOISE – Idaho’s colleges and universities will have to rely more on student tuition and fees under a budget lawmakers set Friday. “I know that universities have borne a heavier …

For-profit colleges can leave grads mired in a mess

NEW YORK – One sign a degree from a for-profit school may not be worth pursuing? You won’t be able to repay your student loans after graduating. New data from …

Universities looking to federal government for funds

Public university presidents across the nation are discussing a new source of money to keep their campuses going.

UI: Furloughs for 2,600 will save $1.2 million

The University of Idaho plans to implement furloughs for 2,600 employees during the next four months to save about $1.2 million and help offset shortfalls in state funding for higher …

Parents, students on edge over soaring tuition

As students around the country anxiously wait for college acceptance letters, their parents are sweating the looming tuition bills at public universities.

Idaho colleges get more tuition flexibility

The state Board of Education will allow Idaho’s public universities to seek tuition or fee increases higher than the 10 percent allowed each year.

College tuition is up sharply amid recession

With the economy struggling, parents and students dared to hope this year might offer a break from rising college costs. Instead, they got another sharp increase.

Fall enrollment up at Wash. public universities

Fall enrollment is up at Washington’s public universities this fall. Most of the increase comes from students who decided to stay in school rather than seeking their fortunes elsewhere in …

Gregoire proposes tuition spike

OLYMPIA – Saying that the state cannot dismantle its colleges and expect to emerge from the recession strong, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday proposed letting the state’s four-year schools hike …