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February 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Roundup: Interim UW president ready to lead; state bill would tie college tuition to wages

Interim UW president Ana Mari Cauce ready to lead: The appointment of UW provost Ana Mari Cauce as interim president was applauded by various university groups on Thursday. Cauce, who started at the university as an assistant professor in 1986, is popular among students and faculty and has been the university’s second-in-command for three years.

Legislators propose limiting college tuition (The Bellingham Herald): A proposal in Olympia would limit in-state college tuition to 14 percent of the average state wage at research schools like UW and WSU and 10 percent at smaller regional universities. The bill was introduced in the Senate on Thursday, but funding for the proposal has not been identified.

Teachers offer ideas on improving class discussions (The New York Times): Two Seattle-area community college instructors offered their tips for drawing out quiet students and managing those who monopolize classroom discussions.

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