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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…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Gates Foundation, University of Washington

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…


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…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: University of Washington, Western Washington University

July 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

UW tops fundraising record again

An unexpected $56 million gift to the University of Washington’s School of Law from an eccentric philanthropist helped the university top its previous fundraising record by $144 million this year. The UW raised $482,452,318 in the 2013-14 fiscal year, a new all-time high. Private donations are typically earmarked by donors for very specific purposes, such as the money…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: philanthropy, University of Washington

June 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition

University of Washington students took second place in a national collegiate competition to turn a stock car into a super-efficient hybrid vehicle. The UW competed against 14 other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The three-year-long competition tested the  ability of students to strip down…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: car, hybrid, University of Washington

June 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

EWU names next president

Eastern Washington University has chosen Mary Cullinan, president of Southern Oregon University, to be the school’s next president. She will begin Aug. 1. Cullinan has been president of SOU, in Ashland, since 2006. At the Oregon university, she led an effort to create a strategic vision that focused on access and success for all students. Before coming…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Eastern Washington University

June 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

UW working to eliminate tuition subsidy for athletics department

University of Washington administrators say they’re working to eliminate a tuition waiver that has the effect of giving $3 million in tuition revenues to the university’s athletic department, even though the department makes a profit on ticket sales and broadcast contracts. Under state law, each of the state’s four-year schools helps cover tuition costs for female student-athletes…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: athletics, University of Washington

June 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Seattle University ballots impounded in union election

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has impounded ballots in an election at Seattle University that may decide whether the school’s nontenured faculty can form a union. The university has appealed the election to the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., arguing  it should be exempt from NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religiously operated…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Seattle University, SEIU

June 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Locke to speak at WWU commencement

Former Gov. Gary Locke will give one of three commencement speeches at Western Washington University June 14. Locke, formerly U.S. ambassador to China, will speak to graduates of the College of Business and Economics, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and Huxley College of the environment. He’ll also receive an…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Gary Locke, Western Washington University

May 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

WWU makes provost’s position permanent

Western Washington University has named Brent Carbajal, who was about halfway through a two-year term as provost, as the Bellingham school’s permanent provost. He will also become vice president for academic affairs. Before he started the job as provost, Carbajal was dean of WWU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As provost and vice-president, he will…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: higher education, WWU

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