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June 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Cost of colleges: Community and technical colleges are important bridges to universities

The article “High cost of college: the truth behind the myths” [Local News, June 15] was excellent, especially the link between state budget cuts and higher tuition rates. However, I’d like to clarify that community and technical college classes are, indeed, rigorous. That’s why our transfer courses qualify for university credits and transfer students…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: community college, education, higher education

September 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Improving higher education in Washington

We must do more Regarding Katherine Long’s article on in-state students and top faculty at the University of Washington, and The Times editorial on improving the UW, we absolutely agree! [“Report wants UW to step up role as ‘engine for economic growth,’” NW Thursday, Sept. 12, and “Editorial: Good ideas to make the UW…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: community support, funding, higher education

September 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Luxurious new Husky Stadium

Grotesque state of affairs Jerry Brewer stated the simple fact of the matter in his latest column: “The University of Washington spent $280 million to rejuvenate a decaying stadium …” [“Huskies rise up to equal their surroundings,” Sports, Sept. 1.] I have to ask myself who will rejuvenate a public university that, decade after decade, has…

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Comments | More in Economy, Education, Politics, Seattle | Topics: education, funding, higher education

June 21, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Funding for higher education

Close tax loopholes, fund higher education Let’s stop kicking our children off the ladder of opportunity with tuition increases, inadequate aid levels and doubling of student loan interest rates. Since World War II, higher education has been the path to equal opportunity and good jobs in America. That’s how we created the middle class and gave…

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June 12, 2013 at 4:18 PM

UW’s diversity requirement

Require U.S. history instead The UW is not a liberal-arts college and diversity courses should not be a requirement if you are in math, engineering, business, computers, etc. [“UW to require diversity course,” NWMonday, June 10]. This seems to be politically driven by some minority students. I believe that all students, including minority students, would be…

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