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College Funding
6:48 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Washington House Plans Final Approval Of College Aid For Undocumented Students

Several thousand high school graduates in Washington who came to this country illegally with their parents could soon have a shot at state financial aid. 

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College Grants
4:01 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of 'Real Hope' And 'Dreams'

Rachel Irish is a 35-year old pre-nursing student at South Puget Sound Technical College.

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 3:24 pm

The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation -- after California, Texas and New Mexico -- to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.

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Free Community College
4:25 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Plan To Offer Free Community College Tuition

File photo of Tillamook Bay Community College in Tillamook, Ore.
M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 4:08 pm

Oregon lawmakers are considering what some may call an audacious plan: free community college for all of its state’s high school graduates.

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DREAM Act
5:09 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Washington House Re-Passes College Aid For Immigrant Students

Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (left) and Rep. Larry Haler.
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Tue January 14, 2014 10:50 am

It wasn’t all pomp and circumstance on Monday. The opening day of the Washington Legislature included something rare for day one: a floor vote.

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Community College Enrollment
4:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Improving Economy Means Lower Enrollment At Community Colleges

File photo of Portland Community College's Willow Creek Center in Hillsboro, Ore.
M.O. Stevens Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue December 3, 2013 4:15 pm

The improving employment picture in the Northwest isn't good news if you teach at a community college.

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NWPR Books
5:45 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges

An early flier for an event at King's College --” which would later become Columbia University — included an advertisement for a slave auction.
John Minchillo AP

A few years ago, Brown University commissioned a study of its own historical connection to the Atlantic slave trade. The report found that the Brown family — the wealthy Rhode Island merchants for whom the university was named — were "not major slave traders, but they were not strangers to the business either."

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Football Tickets For Lawmakers
4:39 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Football Season Revives Question About Free Tickets For Lawmakers

Bobak Ha'Eri

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:33 pm

College football season is here. That means some Washington lawmakers are receiving invitations to attend Husky and Cougar games.

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University Of Idaho
4:14 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

U-Idaho Cracks Down On Low GPAs, Frat Parties In Anti-Drinking Effort

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 4:36 pm

The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking.

The announcement from the university in Moscow comes on the heals of a similar set of measures proposed just across the border at Washington State University in Pullman.

Don Burnett is the interim president of the University of Idaho. He says alcohol abuse has become “a cancer” on higher education across the country. He's proposed a minimum GPA for new students in their first semester.

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NWPR Books
7:25 am
Wed July 3, 2013

In A Campus-Bound Novel, A Thrilling, 'Educational' Affair

Sekulovski Emilijan iStockphoto.com

As soon as I hear that a novel is set in a college or a university, I'm in. David Lodge, Richard Russo, Donna Tartt, Chad Harbach — they've all created campuses with an intimate, sometimes cozy feeling that offers an escape from a world that can seem terribly open-gated and impersonal. Like an Agatha Christie novel, you know right away who the characters are and where the drama will play out.

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Gonzaga Basketball
6:08 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Basketball Team Prompts Gonzaga's Growth Spurt

Gonzaga University’s name is seemingly everywhere this month – including the covers of magazines and newspapers, and mentions on NPR. Paige Browning explains that, while the basketball program gets more name recognition, the school is on a growth spurt.

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