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Enrollment figures show improved numbers, academics
September 13, 2005

Washington State University reported a record fall semester enrollment of 23,330 at its four campuses statewide when official 10th day figures were released Tuesday, Sept. 13.That represents a 0.9 percent increase over last fall’s total. Enrollment increased on three of WSU’s campuses and remained steady on the fourth. Pullman’s incoming class continued the trend of improving the academic quality of WSU’s new students.”We are extremely pleased with the size and qualifications of the incoming class of students. At a time when our state needs more well-educated college graduates, these enrollment figures represent good news both for WSU and for the state,” said Vicki McCracken, associate … » More …

Grade inflation…here?
January 21, 2005

Universities are civilized places — meant to air those great debates often unspoken in less tolerant arenas. Yet nationwide, rumbling below the surface, lies a pent-up frustration ready to erupt with the mention of the question, “Do you think we have grade inflation?”Though most did not want to admit talking about the status of this problem at WSU, the question elicited an array of answers, none of them under 30 minutes, and always thoughtfully weighed with qualification and analysis.First, the good news. According to the website, produced by Duke professor Stuart Rojstaczer, WSU lies near the bottom in a survey of nearly 80 U.S. … » More …