Posts Tagged ‘higher education’

CWU president may receive large incentive pay

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Audra Howerton // THE WESTERN FRONT

Central Washington University President James Guadino will be receiving a $500,000 retention incentive pay, if he commits to another five years with the university, according to an article from the Seattle Times.

Long day of rallying for higher education concludes with a panel discussion at City Hall

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

Whatcom County residents packed the Bellingham City Hall council chambers Tuesday evening to learn how proposed budget cuts to higher education could impact Bellingham and the rest of the county.

Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, moderated the event and said state support for higher education would be cut in half with the passage of the governor’s proposed budget.


Four-year degrees not for everyone, Harvard study says

Saturday, February 5th, 2011


A massive effort in recent years to increase the nation’s number of college graduates has had only minimal and perhaps negative results, according to a new report by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Declining graduation rates have diluted the effectiveness of college, the study suggests.

Only about 20 percent of two-year college students graduate on time, compared to 56 percent of four-year students. Both numbers are called “alarmingly low” by the report’s authors.

From the report:

“College for all” might be the mantra, but the hard reality is that fewer than one in three young people achieve the dream.

Take a look at the report itself here.

Seattle Times reporter answers questions about higher education

Thursday, January 20th, 2011


At 1 p.m. today, Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long will be having a live chat where she will answer questions about “how higher education is funded in Washington, what cuts have been made to date due to the budget shortfall, and what the impacts have been to the state’s colleges and universities.”

To participate or just observe, click here.