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April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

WSU bullish on building its own medical school

Washington State University decided to explore building its own medical school because the University of Washington wasn’t moving fast enough to expand its medical program, WSU President Elson Floyd said Thursday. In a meeting before The Seattle Times editorial board, Floyd said the state has an urgent need to graduate more doctors and encourage them to…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Elson Floyd, University of Washington, Washington State University

April 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Labor board: Seattle University adjuncts can vote to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for Seattle University adjuncts and contingent faculty members to vote to form a union — although the decision is likely to be appealed. Some adjuncts are seeking to form a union because of pay inequity and benefits issues. About half of Seattle University’s 700 faculty members are…


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

April 6, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Everett man dies in motorcycle accident

A 36-year-old Everett man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a car in the 4900 block of Evergreen Way in Everett. Everett Police say the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Evergreen Way around 3 p.m. when a car going southbound, driven by 62-year-old man, made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett

April 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

UW project to add pedestrian bridge, underpass, near stadium

The University of Washington has started work on a $25 million project on the south end of campus, near Husky Stadium, that will create a pedestrian-friendly corridor for people taking the light rail line scheduled to open near the stadium in September 2016. But to make it work, the university had to fell a few cherry…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: University of Washington

April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

WSU will waive tuition for students affected by mudslide

UPDATE: 4 p.m. | WSU has extended the waiver offer to students whose permanent addresses are in Arlington. UPDATE: 1:37 p.m. | Washington State University officials say they believe about 75 to 100 students could qualify for the waiver, including incoming freshmen and transfers. Also, Western Washington University has offered to help prospective or current students…


0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Oso mudslide, Washington State University

March 30, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Confirmed fatalities at mudslide now 21

The number of confirmed fatalities in the massive mudslide in Snohomish County is now at 21, Snohomish County officials said at a news conference today. In addition, the bodies of four more victims were discovered Sunday at the site of the mudslide. Until today, the official number of fatalities was at 18. Jason Biermann, program manager at Snohomish…


0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: bodies, confirmed fatalities, mudslide

March 26, 2014 at 4:58 PM

North Seattle College names new president

Warren Brown, an administrator with 17 years of experience in the state’s community college system, has been named the next president of North Seattle College. He will start his new job in July. Brown was selected after a national search. He is executive vice president for instruction and student services at Seattle Central College, a…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Seattle Colleges

March 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

USDA criticizes UW for treatment of research animals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report criticizing the University of Washington for failing to provide adequate pain medicine to some of its research animals. The routine inspection done by USDA investigators Feb. 28 found a number of irregularities in the university’s animal-research labs. The report found the UW failed to give a second dose…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: research, University of Washington

March 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

UW medical school rated tops in U.S. for primary care

The University of Washington was ranked tops in the country for primary care in the latest graduate-program analysis by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked highly in education, law, business and engineering. The UW School of Medicine had held the top primary-care ranking for 19 years in a row before it…


0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: School of Medicine, U.S. News & World Report, University of Washington

February 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Former leader at UW Bothell to run UW Tacoma as interim chancellor

Kenyon S. Chan, the former chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, is stepping in to run the University of Washington Tacoma as its interim chancellor. He replaces Debra Friedman, who died Jan. 26 of lung cancer. Chan, who stepped down from the Bothell post last year, is expected to serve until a new chancellor is…


0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bothell, Kenyon Chan, Tacoma

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