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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

SPU shooting suspect grew up smothered by substance abuse

A Seattle Times special report found that Aaron Ybarra, the man charged in the June 5th shooting at SPU, has a history of mental illness and substance abuse. His home environment, which included an alcoholic father and a heroin-addicted brother, was labeled 'unsupportive' by his counselor.

SEATTLE TIMES

Ross Douthat: 3 ways to reduce sexual violence on campus

Lawmakers could deal with one issue, and colleges could handle the other two.

NEW YORK TIMES

Community colleges take time out of business school calculations

Community colleges across Washington are banding together to offer a self-driven online business degree.

KOMO-TV

Community colleges go for name-shortening

Many are dropping "community." 

USA TODAY

SPU's faith shapes the response to mass shooting

What struck many was the quiet, reflective way that students, staff and faculty approached a horrendous event.

SEATTLE TIMES

Do we know what we want from college education?

Higher education is deeply varied but the ultimate goal ought to be to improve the whole person.

WASHINGTON POST

George Will: How the left is damaging universities

Rules on everything, ratings for the "product," and now the brilliant idea of posting warnings on all sorts of reading material that a student might encounter something uncomfortable. Wouldn't want them reading "Hamlet" without adequate warning.

WASHINGTON POST
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