WSU honors Sam Reed with Alumni Achievement Award

Reed, center, is presented with the award by former and current WSU presidents Sam Smith, left, and Elson S. Floyd. Former Secretary of State Sam Reed was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Achievement Award at the “Sam Reed Roast and Toast” on Jan. 10 in Seattle. After a 35 year career of trademark […]

Committee gets a bit of WSU 101

The House Higher Education Committee on Wednesday heard presentations from each of Washington’s six public baccalaureate institutions outlining the history and mission of each. The universities also outlined their policy priorities for session. You can view WSU’s presentation below.

Report shows tax collections still up

A report published last week by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council indicates that tax collections for December are $19.3 million, or 1.7 percent, higher than the November forecast and cumulative tax collections are now $92.1 million, or 3.2 percent, greater than forecasted. The revenue report cautions that a correction could be in order for […]

Reed offers advice; establishes WSU endowment

The Olympian published an article today interviewing Secretary of State Sam Reed on his 40 years of trademark centrist public service, his advice for today’s lawmakers and public servants, and his plans for retirement. “My advice is when you walk through that door you are now serving all the people of the state of Washington.  […]

Legislature convenes today for regular session

The Legislature will convene at noon today to begin the longer 105 day regular session that falls on every odd calendar year and get to work on writing the next two-year budget for the state. With another budget shortfall facing the state, The Seattle Times published an article yesterday outlining the top issues to watch […]

Proposed reinvestment plan would freeze tuition

The Council of Presidents issued a press release today proposing a reinvestment in higher education that would freeze resident undergraduate tuition at Washington’s five four-year public universities and one college. The proposed plan asks the state for $225 million in the 2013-15 operating budget to hold resident undergraduate tuition at current rates for the next […]

WSU unveils 2013 legislative agenda

Washington State University’s 2013 legislative agenda promotes four key priorities to maintain the land grant research university’s commitment to advance the state. You can find it here. Priorities include preserving the quality of WSU faculty and staff, restoring affordability for students by reinvesting state funds in higher education, promoting interdisciplinary research through funding for suitable […]

Gregoire budget a good start for reinvesting in higher education

Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget proposal released Tuesday maintains higher education funding after years of cuts, adds new funding for high demand academic programs and funds construction of the Clean Technology Laboratory project on the Pullman campus. “This is the best budget proposal for WSU in over four years,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “Gov. […]

POLITICO Op-Ed: Major threats to our research universities

On Sunday, Politico ran the following opinion editorial by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) former Secretary of Education and Hunter Rawlins III, president of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  The piece highlights a study released by the National Research Council titled “Research Universities and the Future of America”.  Both the study and article emphasize the […]