CWU Brooks Library creates partnerships with the local community

As the only library in Central Washington that is part of the Federal Depository Library Program, Brooks shows the community how the college library is approachable and accessible.

Michael Gallagher, The Daily Record, 04/2014

Tuition help for students affected by Oso mudslide

Washington State University, University of Washington and Western Washington University are offering help to students affected by Oso mudslide.

Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, 04/2014

Calling all "dreamers"–application for state financial aid now available

The Washington Application for State Financial Aid, or the WASFA, is now available for undocumented students to apply for State Need Grant funds. The application can be accessed on, and students should submit it as soon as possible.

Washington Student Achievement Council, 03/2014

Understanding the quirks in the state's college completion rate

Washington’s Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard, which looks only at the state’s six four-year public universities, shows a six-year graduation rate of 68 percent.

Katherine Long, Seattle Times, 03/2014

State Colleges reach deal on nurses' degrees

A new agreeement makes it easier for nurses who start their studies at state community colleges to earn a bachelor's degree.

Katherine Long, Seattle Times,03/2014

The Success of UW-Tacoma

With close ties to Tacoma schools and the military, UW-Tacoma hits its stride.

TVW, 03/2014

UW President, Michael Young discusses the issues facing higher education in Washington State

An in-depth interview on TVW, Inside Olympia.

TVW, 03/2014

Tim Melbourne, Geological Scientist, CWU invited to present testimony regarding earthquakes and sea level rising

CWU professor testifies at House Local Government Committee, Thursday, March 6th.

TVW, 03/2014

University of Washington President featured on INSIDE OLYMPIA

An in-depth interview on higher education and the University of Washington.

TVW, 03/2014

Dream Act, known ad the REAL Hope Act, becomes law in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Dream Act, known in Washington as the REAL Hope Act, into law, as students and legislators crowded the room on Wednesday.

The Capitol Record, 02/2014

University of Washington and Western Washington University among top volunteering-producing universities

“The same passion that launched the Peace Corps more than 50 years ago fuels progress in developing countries today thanks to the leadership and creativity that college graduates bring to their Peace Corps service,” Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. 

Peace Corps Press Release, 02/2014

Western Washington University college students work as mentors

Western Washington University college students are working as mentors, tutors and role models for thousands of K-12 students in and around Bellingham.

Katherine Long, Seattle Times, 02/2014

EWU President, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, to retire
Eastern Washington University's 25th president, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, has announced he will retire effective July 15, 2014, after an eight-year tenure that brought the university to new heights in academic success, facility enhancement and athletic profile. January 24, 2013 | EWU Press Release
Washington State data used in National Governors Association report on effectiveness and efficiency of the resources directed at postsecondary education

The Washington State Education Research & Data Center compiles information and data for the NCHEMS/NGA report.
December, 2013 | NCHEMS

A Market Approach to Faculty Salary Adjustments

But at least one university (Eastern Washington University) has stepped outside the box in its approach to equity in professor pay, aiming to bring all faculty salaries up to current market rates for their ranks and discipline..
September 17, 2013 | Inside Higher Ed

Obama's Ratings for Higher Ed

President Obama appears to be making good on his vow to propose a "shake-up" for higher education. Early Thursday, he released a plan that would:

--Create a new rating system for colleges in which they would be evaluated based on various outcomes (such as graduation rates and graduate earnings), on affordability and on access (measures such as the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants) .
August 22, 2013 | Inside Higher Ed

WWU: Brent Carbajal appointed to 2-year fixed term as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs
“It became very clear that the vision and leadership Brent has displayed as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences would be a great fit for the university. His academic values are well recognized and appreciated across campus,” President Bruce Shepard said. Carbajal will begin serving as provost after current Provost Catherine Riordan concludes her service in that position in July. Riordan last month announced her resignation as provost.
June 03, 2013 | WWU Press Release
Bjong Wolf Yeigh selected as chancellor for UW Bothell
University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced the selection of Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell, effective Sept. 1, 2013.
May 21, 2013 | UW Press Release
Higher Education is the key.
Washington should appropriate $225 million to freeze resident undergrad tuition for the next two years, to make college a manageable option for middle class students. Student financial aid must be fully funded. And boosting capacity in engineering and computer science to align with student demand, a proposal floated by the Washington Roundtable, is the low-hanging strategy to remedy the skills crisis.
May 19, 2013 | The Everett Herald
Can a Mentorship Program for High-School Seniors Raise College Enrollment?
Many programs designed to increase college access try to reach students early. And with good reason: Decisions made starting in middle school can play a large role in determining students’ college options.
May 14, 2013, 2013 | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Governor Inslee announces new appointments for Student Achievement Council
Governor Jay Inslee today announced four new appointments to the Washington Student Achievement Council. The cabinet-level agency was formed last year to oversee the state’s higher education system, provide strategic planning and advocacy for increased student success and to align pre-K-12 and post-secondary education opportunities.
May 6, 2013, 2013 |
Special Session to begin May 13
Legislature enters secret talks before lawmakers return to work May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee is giving legislators two weeks for high-stakes budget negotiations.
April 29, 2013, 2013 |
MOOCs, History and Context
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have captured the nation's imagination. When history looks back on them, they may receive no more than a footnote. However, they mark a revolution in higher education that is already occurring and which will continue.
April 29, 2013 | Inside Higher Ed
Students loans after college daunting but payable

It is not uncommon that at the end of students college careers that they accumulate debt as a result of taking out loans.  The pressure at the completion of college to repay the money borrowed can be overwhelming for some students who face thousands of dollars in debt.
April 26, 2013 | The Indiana Statesman

Legislature: Time to play the adult game of chicken
Lawmakers are clearly headed into a special session, where pressure to make budget decisions will increase.
April 26, 2013 |
President Obama releases budget plan with a simple goal: Ending the debt standoff
In the first budget of his second term, President Obama set aside the grand ambitions that marked his early days in office and sent Congress a blueprint aimed at achieving a simple goal: ending the long partisan standoff over the national debt.
April 10, 2013 | The Washington Post
UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies
The University of Washington will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.
March 27, 2013 | Molly EcElroy| UW News and Information
Inslee budget targets tax breaks, finds $1.2 Billion for schools
History suggests Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has little chance of pushing through his proposal to pump an additional $1.2 billion into education by closing tax breaks and extending existing taxes...
March 28, 2013 | Andrew Garber| Seattle Times
President Obama releases budget plan with a simple goal: Ending the debt standoff
In the first budget of his second term, President Obama set aside the grand ambitions that marked his early days in office and sent Congress a blueprint aimed at achieving a simple goal: ending the long partisan standoff over the national debt.
April 10, 2013 | The Washington Post
UW researchers fear federal cuts will hit hard
The University of Washington is bracing for a loss of $83 million in federal funding if the sequester goes into
February 26, 2013 | Katherine Long, The Seattle Times
Legislature needs to fund more seats in high-demand fields
Washington state must unblock the pipeline of workers for future computer, engineering and medical jobs...
March 26, 2013 | Editorial | Seattle Times
WWU to offset possible cuts in federal financial aid
Shepard has announced that, should any awards of federal financial aid for the current (2012-13) or coming academic year (2013-14) be reduced as a result of federal sequestration, then the university will draw upon institutional reserves to provide equivalent current funding to offset those reductions at Western...
February 26, 2013 | Press Release, Western Washington University