Tag Archives: Higher Education

Editorial: Colleges should treat athletes like other students

As colleges, universities and the National Collegiate Athletic Association strive to end sexual assault by athletes, they should avoid taking the wrong approach. Rather than having two sets of standards, one for athletes and another for students generally, schools should treat all students equally. That’s true of academic achievement; it’s also true of criminal behavior. […]
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Oregon Promise a good start, but more needed | Opinion |

Twenty-year-old Laura Stevens shoves piles of unfolded clothes into her duffle bag. Her apartment room becomes barren as she packs away her life in Eugene. After two years of attending her dream college, the University of Oregon, Stevens no longer can afford the recently increased out-of-state tuition costs. Source: Oregon Promise a good start, but […]
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At Long Last, Signs That College Tuition Might Come Down

The costs of higher education are softening in some places, but experts aren’t too excited yet. It’s a fall tradition: Students are donning college sweatshirts, and their parents, meanwhile, are sweating the tuition bills. Source: At Long Last, Signs That College Tuition Might Come Down . News | OPB

Western Oregon lowers tuition hike, still faces increase

Students at Western Oregon University in Monmouth will still pay more for tuition come this fall, but it won’t be as much as anticipated. Source: Western Oregon lowers tuition hike, still faces increase

Editorial: COCC board needs to examine leadership on campus safety

A year and a half before Kaylee Sawyer was killed, Central Oregon Community College’s public safety department came under fire for exceeding its authority by effectively impersonating police officers. Now, Sawyer’s family has filed a federal lawsuit saying college officials “created a culture of superiority and a sense of being above the law among COCC’s […]
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Starving Students An Unfortunate Trend on College Campuses

Hiding in plain sight on college campuses in Oregon are students who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Surveys at the University of Oregon, Oregon State and Portland State University have found that more than half of students at all three schools are considered food insecure. Source: Starving Students An Unfortunate Trend […]
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Oregon Promise applicants will learn in August if they qualify under new income requirement

Hundreds of applicants who would’ve qualified during the first year of the Oregon Promise will receive some bad news in August. Source: Oregon Promise applicants will learn in August if they qualify under new income requirement | OregonLive.com

Demand prompts tighter Oregon Promise eligibility limits

With the adjournment of the 79th Legislative Session, Governor Brown and the Oregon Legislature have shown their commitment to affordable college pathways for Oregonians through continuation of the high-demand Oregon Promise grant program. Source: Demand prompts tighter Oregon Promise eligibility limits – KTVZ

Governor to fill spots on OSU board

There are two open seats on the Oregon State University Board of Trustees, and it will be up to Gov. Kate Brown to fill them. Source: Governor to fill spots on OSU board | Local | gazettetimes.com

Oregon Business – What’s trending in undergrad degrees

We surveyed Oregon’s universities and colleges to see what new degrees are offered in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years. Source: Oregon Business – What’s trending in undergrad degrees