Higher Education

Higher Education

Guest Opinion: Part-time faculty at community colleges need rights

Many people are aware of the student loan debt on par with home equity loans and credit card debt as a fiscal challenge of national…

The Smartypants Guide to February’s Civic Cocktail: WSU, higher education and the state budget

Facing billions of dollars in needs for education and other programs, how is the state Legislature supposed to write a budget this year? And, with…

Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond’s Helion Energy

The glass ampule of water is the length of your little finger, only narrower. That single gram of deuterium-laced water has the potential to create…

Partner Voices: Washington State University is closer than you think

Jennifer Johnson Hernandez wants to be a mechanical engineer. She also wants to live in the area and stay close to her family. As a…

Education of Washington’s students should come before corporate welfare

On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court will face off with the Legislature over fully funding public education under the 2012 McCleary decision. As the…

Student Voices: Speaking out on the issues they care most about

Statistics tell us that today's job market is tough for 20-somethings, unless they happen to be code cowgirls (or boys). As part of our ongoing…

Student Voices: Speaking out on the issues important to them

We like students. We appreciate their energy and idealism. We value their opinion and unique point of view. We look forward to the integral role…

Calling all students: We want to publish you!

Are you a student in the Pacific Northwest? We want to pick your brain. Crosscut is launching a new project called the Student Voice, because…

New Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole faces a big to-do list

Boosting officer morale, building community trust, reducing crime. These are a few of the challenging issues that elected officials and others familiar with city law…

Frightening scene at Seattle Pacific University as shooting claims at least 1 life

Updated at 9:21 a.m. A shooter walked into a building at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun, taking the life…

UW rejects resolution to divest from Israel: Now what?

The global movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel suffered a resounding setback this week in Seattle when the University of Washington's student senate rejected…

How a “game-changing” gift is supercharging UW research

As a top research institution, the University of Washington netted nearly $1.5 billion in federal funds last year to support its discovery efforts. So when…

Seattle career bootcamp adds job skills to those liberal arts degrees

One Monday afternoon in early March, a group of about a dozen college students gathered in an office space in lower Queen Anne. The mix…

Seattle’s colleges: What’s with dropping the ‘community’?

The Seattle Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted last month to drop “Community” from the name of the district and its three colleges.…

Western Washington University: The surprising new right-wing target

Northern California in the late 20th century wasn’t a nesting ground for diversity. In fact, most people in the all-white neighborhood Bruce Shepard grew up…