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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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