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  • WSU regents will soon begin process of replacing Floyd

    The board of regents of Washington State University must soon begin the process of replacing school President Elson S. Floyd, who died Saturday of complications from colon cancer. Meanwhile, Daniel Bernardo, WSU's provost, has assumed the day-to-day...
  • Washington State President Elson Floyd dies at 59

    Elson Floyd, the popular president of Washington State University whose influence in higher education and politics spread beyond the school in rural eastern Washington, has died from complications of colon cancer. He was 59. Floyd, WSU president since...
  • Student with Asperger's goes from special ed to valedictorian

    SEATTLE For Chance Mair, sometimes emotions are hard to express. And it was certainly an emotional night at Marysville Arts and Technology High School's graduation recently, where the students filed into the auditorium in black gowns and royal-blue...
  • Kirwan ranks in the top 50 of highest-paid public college presidents

    Kirwan ranks in the top 50 of highest-paid public college presidents
    University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan's salary ranks in the top 50 of public college presidents in the nation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual survey released Sunday. In addition to Kirwan, who is retiring at...
  • Police don't need to hug black people. They just need to stop killing them

    Police don't need to hug black people. They just need to stop killing them
    A strange new type of story has started popping up in social media feeds and Web headlines lately, in between news of (yet more) unarmed black people being brutalized or shot dead by police. It's the flip side of the #blacklivesmatter movement: “...
  • Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

    Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban
    "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum...
  • University of Florida names new law school dean

    University of Florida names new law school dean
    The University of Florida has selected the first woman dean for the Levin College of Law. Laura Ann Rosenbury was selected Monday to replace Robert Jerry who stepped down in June after 11 years. The Gainesville Sun reports Provost Joe Glover made...
  • Oddly named 'exploding head syndrome' disrupts college students' sleep

    Oddly named 'exploding head syndrome' disrupts college students' sleep
    Nearly one in five college students may suffer from "exploding head syndrome," a psychological condition in which people are abruptly awakened from sleep by imaginary loud noises or blasts. That's according to Washington State University researchers...
  • On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt

    On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt
    Friday marks the first day of spring, but tell that to cities still smothered in snow. Consider Boston, which Sunday set a new record for snow in a single season there — 108.6 inches. The city famous for tossing tea into the harbor has lately...
  • Utah State creates hotline to help grieving pet owners

    Utah State creates hotline to help grieving pet owners
    As a first-year veterinary science student at Utah State University, it's not surprising that one of Erin Hughes' best friends is a black Labrador named Charly. "I got her as a puppy in high school," Hughes said. "She has been one of my most loyal...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing coach put the 'sea' in OCC

    Between 1983 and 1985, I was at the Orange Coast College sailing center almost every day as a member of the OCC sailing team and then one year as coach. During this time, I met people like Jim Jorgensen, Brad Avery and Dave Grant. At that time, Grant...