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WSU bond refinance saves students $2 million
July 8, 2010

PULLMAN – A downturn in the price of bonds has resulted in dramatic savings for students at Washington State University. 


A $15 million refinance of WSU’s Student Housing and Dining bonds at the low rate of around 3.3% has resulted in a net savings of over $2 million.


“Housing and dining at WSU is entirely supported by students,” said Terry Boston, senior executive director of Student Administrative Services. “This will save over $140,000 every year for the next 15 years.”


The refinanced bonds were originally issued in the mid-1990’s for several student housing projects. The timing of the market with low bond … » 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 …