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November 20, 2014 at 7:30 AM

UW’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity disbands following hazing reports

The University of Washington chapter of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi has been disbanded after reports of hazing this fall, a spokesman for the university said. The decision was made by the international headquarters of the office, following an investigation, said James Ehrmann, UW assistant director of fraternity and sorority life. The fraternity can apply for…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: higher education, University of Washington

November 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Public memorial for Gov. Inslee’s father to be held Sunday

A public memorial for Frank Inslee, a well-known Seattle educator, school counselor and coach, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse, 8498 Seaview Place N. in Seattle. Inslee, who died Oct. 13 at the age of 88, was the father of Gov. Jay Inslee. He was a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a Navy veteran,…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Frank Inslee, Gov. Jay Inslee

November 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

UW increases security, issues notice about nonspecific threat

The University of Washington has boosted campus security and issued a notice to all faculty, staff and students on all three campuses about a nonspecific threat to the school that was made on an online site. UW Police Chief John Vinson sent a message to the entire community at campuses in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell to…

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September 29, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Community colleges win grants totaling $12.5 million

Nine Washington community colleges have been awarded nearly $12.5 million in federal grants to provide training programs for adults. The competitive grants are part of a $450 million award announced Monday under a program called the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative. It’s the fourth and final round of the competition, which has provided…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Community colleges, federal grants

September 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

GET tuition plan has fully recovered, actuary says

The state’s prepaid college tuition is no longer underfunded, and has fully recovered from the recession. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Plan, or GET, as it’s known, now has enough money to meet all of its financial obligations, State Actuary Matt Smith said Thursday during a meeting of the GET committee. It’s the first time since the beginning of…

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September 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Renton Tech, Olympic College make top-10 list

Two Washington community colleges — Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton — have been named among the top 10 two-year colleges in the nation, and will compete for $1 million in prize money. The two schools were named to the finalist list for the Aspen Prize, a recently-established prize that honors community colleges that…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bremerton, Community colleges, Olympic College

August 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Wrong campus featured on WSU student planner

What images are emblematic of Washington State University? Well, naturally, the Bryan Hall Clock Tower. The cougar. The flowering cherry trees. The flowering cherry trees? A free planner given out to WSU students by the college’s official bookstore, The Bookie, features a picture of a building that isn’t anywhere near Pullman. In fact, it’s a photo of WSU’s chief rival, the…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Washington State University

August 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM

UW College of Education dean leaving for Gates Foundation

Tom Stritikus, the dean of the University of Washington’s College of Education, is leaving after four years to take a position with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Stritikus will become deputy director of the College Ready team, a part of the foundation that works in K12 schools on teacher preparation and assessment, as well…

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July 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Antioch adjuncts vote to unionize

Adjunct and contingent faculty at Antioch University, a private nonprofit college in Seattle, have voted to form a union. The vote was 85 to 14 to join Service Employees International Union Local 925. It was not contested by the college, and the results of the all mail-in ballot were announced Wednesday. Union votes at two other Western…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Antioch University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University

July 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

UW, WWU make list of best colleges to work for

Two of Washington’s public colleges have made a list of the 92 best colleges to work for in the country. Both the University of Washington and Western Washington University were on the “Great Colleges To Work For” list published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results come from a survey of 43,000 campus employees administered…

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