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Grimes: Grant money should invest in Ph.D. students
October 15, 2004

A major objective of the Washington State University Graduate School has been to increase the number of Ph.D. students enrolled and graduating in Pullman. Recent data compiled by the Graduate School show a shift in that direction. However, the figures also show a decline in the total number of graduate students — master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates — enrolling at WSU Pullman in the past year. And that concerns Graduate School Dean Howard Grimes. “We have to be looking long-term,” he explained. “If we don’t enroll those students now, they won’t be graduating from WSU four or five years from now. We must become known … » More …

Deadline for tracking int’l students jolts nerves
September 6, 2002

The staff at International Programs is breathing a bit easier this week, but unknown federal regulations and deadlines governing the tracking of international students and scholars still have that office nervous.The distress of Sept. 11, including the ongoing war on terrorism and the formation of a Homeland Security department, has brought numerous changes to international programs at universities nationwide. The biggest change was a requirement that all colleges and universities provide real-time tracking of international students via electronic forms. That information and system must be in place and functioning no later than Jan. 30, 2003 — less than five months away.Failure to comply can result … » More …

Locke names student regent
June 21, 2002

Gov. Gary Locke has named Washington State University senior Jason O. Johnson as the student member of the WSU Board of Regents. Johnson, of Port Townsend, is a senior majoring in elementary education. He is the fifth WSU student regent, succeeding Darren Eastman of Renton.Johnson serves as the director of Internal Affairs for the Associated Students of WSU (ASWSU). As such, he creates and maintains the ASWSU internship program and serves on the “Up All Night” program’s board of directors.He also works with the city of Pullman and others for safe, quality housing on College Hill. And he serves on the Presidential Committee for Safety … » More …

428 juniors nominated for Regents Scholarships
May 10, 2002

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins has announced that 428 Washington high-achieving juniors have been nominated for the university’s Regents Scholarship Program. The two-year-old program provides more than $3 million in awards to those nominees who choose to attend WSU.“The program aims to recognize outstanding students and keep them in the state of Washington for their college education,” the president said. “By acknowledging their accomplishments and offering them opportunities for significant support toward their education at WSU, we want to signify how important they are to our state’s future. These students will join current WSU students who are able to work side-by-side with world-class … » More …

Program declared a model
April 26, 2002

When it comes to recruiting and retaining students of color, nobody does it better in the state than Washington State University, so says the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition to naming it the state’s “model program,” OSPI used a U.S. Department of Education grant to fund a just-completed video/CD to be distributed to high school and community college administrators and counselors statewide, as well as to other state officials.The 18-minute video features comments from a variety of students, faculty and administrators, including V. Lane Rawlins, president; Charlene Jaeger, vice president of student services; Milt Lang, special assistant to the president; Felicia Gaskins, … » More …