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February 10, 2015 at 11:23 AM

What Texas knows about funding universities

Reading my colleague Katherine Long’s story on how university funding was the key factor in Michael Young leaving the University of Washington to accept the presidency of Texas A&M University, it breaks down two ways: current funding and a vision for future funding. Texas was only somewhat above the national average, adjusted for the cost…


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February 4, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Why Young may have jilted UW

Here’s one of my favorite Aggie jokes: Did you hear about the Cessna that crashed in a cemetery in College Station? Aggie search-and-rescue teams have recovered 300 bodies so far and are still digging. But it turns out the joke is on us. University of Washington President Michael Young has accepted the top job at Texas A&M…


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September 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM

A strong UW is essential to the economy

The Seattle Times’ Katherine Long writes today about business and civic leaders urging the University of Washington to admit more in-state students and attract more top flight faculty. Their report, Washington Futures, deserves consideration and a bias for action, with a big cc to Olympia. Few individual assets are more important to the Puget…


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