| Jun 23, 2015
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...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 3:00 PM
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...
| May 29, 2015
| 7:48 AM
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: “...
| May 26, 2015
| 9:16 AM
"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...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 8:21 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:26 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:34 PM
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...