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June 16, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Monday Memo: Heavy student debt … Starbucks pays for college … USA World Cup match today

Got student debt? Read on: Readers tell how student-loan debt weighs them down. And if you find yourself wondering why these kids today can’t just work their way through college like you did, read our debunking of eight myths about the high cost of college. Speaking of college: Starbucks will…

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May 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

More than 3,000 students win new $1,000 state scholarship

More than 5,600 students applied for the state’s first awarding of the Washington Opportunity Scholarship, a new scholarship that combines public and private money to encourage low- and middle-income students to get degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. About 3,000 scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. Recipients included 821 students majoring in science fields,…

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December 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Private college presidents paid well

The president of one of the state’s small private colleges had the highest annual compensation package in 2009, and the president of the state’s largest private college had one of the smallest packages, according to an annual report released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle’s report shows that Ronald Thomas, president of the…

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