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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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December 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

UW, WWU make list of schools that offer best economic value

Both the University of Washington and Western Washington University have made Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine’s list of theĀ 100 top values in public colleges. The UW was 17th on the list, and WWU was 74th. The rankings, released Thursday, hails four-year public colleges that offer a quality education at an affordable price, and both schools have often…

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April 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

WWU student dies after fall from dorm

The Bellingham Herald reports a Western Washington University student has died after falling from a window at Nash Hall this morning. The 18-year-old student landed on concrete in the tennis court area behind the dormitory shortly before 10 a.m. He died at the scene. University Police are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Read more at…

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April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

WWU to offer summer classes in Seattle

Western Washington University will offer summer classes in King County this year for the first time in its history in an effort to help students graduate within four years. The classes will be offered at North Seattle Community College and will begin June 19. The 30 to 35 offerings will include both for-credit and adult enrichment…

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December 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM

UW, WWU, CWU alumni earn top ranking for receiving teaching certification

Five of Washington’s universities have been named in the top 20 institutions in the United States for awarding degrees to teachers who later became National Board Certified Teachers. The certification is a rigorous review process that aims to improve a teacher’s skills in the classroom. It’s awarded by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. The…

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