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Tag Archives: washington state funding for higher education

How Washington State Makes College More Accessible

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Ensuring college is accessible and affordable are the two tenants WSU Impact was founded for. We are grateful for your advocacy in support of a college education. Being a college graduates results in more resiliency in the job market, better pay and health care for our families, and a commitment to life long learning that […]

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Regular session coming to an end – what say you?


The regular legislative session is scheduled to end on April 23rd. However, as had been the case over the last several state budget bienniums, we anticipate the legislature will be unable to come to agreement between the three proposed budgets – operating, capital, and transportation – and the differing versions of those budgets offered by […]

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Budget time in Olympia – Senate releases its proposed budget


It is that time in Olympia. And, for WSU Impact advocates, time to take action and let your legislators know what you think the priorities are for state funding. The state Senate released its proposed budget yesterday. Below is the write up of what the proposed budget means to WSU priorities. To learn more about […]

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Ensure access to quality K-16 education and beyond

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In today’s Seattle Times, George Bridges, president of The Evergreen State College and Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University penned a guest editorial that supports an important aspect of the Washington Compete Initiative. The op-ed is a must read for those who understand that investment in our students helps in earning a college degree. […]

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Expanding medical education opportunities – Spokane is the new hub

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Both of Washington’s two major universities are asking lawmakers for expansion in medical education opportunities, but as Seattle Times’ Katherine Long reports, the squabbles over who is best equipped to teach doctors seem to be a thing of the past. The article below shares the new relationships being forged by the leaders at both Washington […]

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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Dean Tomkowiak on TVW


Dr. John Tomkowiak, Founding Dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, was interviewed on TVW’s Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins this week to discuss the development of the state’s second publicly funded medical school. The dean spoke with TVW about the selection process the college is using to enroll 60 students from among the […]

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Getting ready for the upcoming budget session – let the news begin


It’s that time of year! News articles reporting on the upcoming legislative session are starting to show up in WSU Impact’s newsfeed. Below is an article that posted on December 28th by longtime Olympia beat reporter, Jerry Cornfeld. The article describes the Governor’s proposed budget and how Washington State University’s requests have fared. Quotes in […]

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Top 5 reasons you should join WSU Impact

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There is so much to support when it comes to higher education in Washington State.  As a proud alumni or friend of WSU, you know how important a college degree is to advancing a career, raising a family, and being a life long learner. There are over 196,000 WSU Alumni worldwide cheering “GoCougs!” yet only […]

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Inslee calls special session starting Wednesday; budget negotiations to resume sooner


Gov. Jay Inslee will call legislators into special session on Wednesday, April 29, to complete major work left undone in the regular session including passing an operating budget. Budget negotiators will be invited to meet in the governors office Monday morning to give them a head start on negotiations. Lawmakers still must agree on a […]

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Guest Commentary: More college options key to the North Puget Sound economy


The Herald published the following commentary penned by WSU North Puget Sound at Everett and Everett University Center Interim Chancellor Bob Drewel. As we have been reporting, the exciting higher education opportunities for residents of Snohomish, Island, and Skagit counties continue to expand with the growth of academic offerings both at the EUC and WSU […]

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