SPOKANE, Wash., — On the eve of the 2002 Apple Cup game to decide this year’s PAC 10 Rose Bowl representative and other post-season bowl berths, the presidents of Washington State University and University of Washington will appear at a joint news conference on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Wash.

Although WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and Interim UW President Lee Huntsman predict victory for their respective teams, both leaders stand united in their support for higher education in the state of Washington and will discuss the funding challenges facing the state’s two research universities.

The news conference precedes an historic first meeting between the Washington State University and University of Washington Board of Regents, Friday, Nov. 22 on the Washington State University campus in Pullman that also will address issues related to state funding.

NOTE TO EDITORS, REPORTERS:
The joint news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St., Hall of the Doges (second floor), in Spokane. For more information, please contact Barb Chamberlain, director of communications and public affairs, Washington State University Spokane, 509/358-7527, chamberlain@wsu.edu, or Bob Roseth, director, news and information, University of Washington, at 206/543-2580, roseth@u.washington.edu.

The joint WSU – UW Regents meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the Washington State University campus in Pullman. For more information, please contact Sue Hinz, director, news bureau, Washington State University, 509-335-3581, hinz@wsu.edu, or Bob Roseth, director, news and information, University of Washington, at 206/543-2580.