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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…

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July 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

National higher-ed newspaper critical of Gates Foundation’s influence

A well-respected national newspaper that covers higher education published a package of stories Monday that was critical of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s influence on higher education. The Chronicle of Higher Education report calculated that the Seattle foundation has spent $472 million to remake U.S. higher education since 2006. The amount makes the foundation the…

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June 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Appeals court relieves money-strapped law grad of student debt

Well, here’s one way to get out of your student loans. A San Francisco-based federal appeals court has ruled that an Oregon law-school graduate who failed the bar exam twice, and missed his third try after locking his keys in his car, does not have to pay all of his student debt. The case represents a…

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February 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

UW tuition considered low in new federal College Scorecard

During the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama promoted a new federal online tool, the College Scorecard, to help students compare colleges and find the ones that give “the most bang for your educational buck,” as the president put it. That tool went live Wednesday, and Washington users might find some of…

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August 14, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Boston-based university selects South Lake Union for Seattle satellite

A Boston-area private research university will open a satellite campus in South Lake Union in January, school officials announced Tuesday. Northeastern University-Seattle will offer graduate programs in 15 areas, all related to science, technology, health care, business, education, policy and administration, according to a news release. It will be share a space at 401 Terry…

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February 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM

State not educating enough workers in high-demand fields

Demand for workers in certain high-tech, high-demand fields is continuing to outstrip the state university and college system’s  ability to educate people to do those jobs, and the gap will persist for at least the next seven years, a new state report says. The problem: Washington’s higher-education institutions aren’t producing enough bachelor degrees in computer science,…

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January 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM

CityU moves to Seattle

CityU of  Seattle has always identified itself with the state’s largest city, even though its campus is in Bellevue. But in December, the non-profit university is moving across the lake, to the Sixth and Wall building on the edge of Belltown. CityU will take up about 88,000 square feet of the building at 6th Avenue and…

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