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November 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM

WSU’s Elson Floyd lobbying on Hill against sequestration

WASHINGTON — Washington State University President Elson Floyd came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby against a now-familiar target — the federal budget ax known as sequestration. Floyd joined the heads of  five other research universities to remind lawmakers of the ways that automatic spending cuts are hurting R&D and slowing the economy. “You can never do…


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March 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

State tuition could go up 5 to 7 percent, if funding remains flat

Earlier this year, the presidents of Washington’s four-year colleges promised to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition if the Legislature would allocate an additional $225 million to fund higher education. But that scenario is looking less likely every day. If there are no increases — but also no cuts — tuition is likely to go up by about…


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November 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Former Senate leader to head WSU Spokane

Former state Senate majority leader Lisa Brown, an associate professor at Gonzaga University, has a new job: She will become chancellor at Washington State University Spokane beginning in January. Brown will replace Brian Pitcher, who will stay on in a senior role assisting Brown. Brown served in the Legislature for 20 years, starting in the House in…


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