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‘Metropolitan campus’ encouraged in Vancouver
February 4, 2005

Washington State University Vancouver and the University of Washington Tacoma would be allowed to admit freshman and sophomore students under the terms of a proposal that was approved Jan. 27 by the state Higher Education Coordinating Board. The board put off for a year a decision on the future of WSU Tri-Cities and UW Bothell.If the board’s recommendations are implemented by the Legislature and governor, students would be able to enroll as freshmen at both WSU Vancouver and UW Tacoma, and graduate as seniors without having to earn lower-division credits from another college or university.In the meantime, WSU Tri-Cities was approved to provide lower division … » More …

WSU, UW to hold joint presidential news conference and regents’ meeting
November 18, 2003

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will consider the university’s 2003-2005 budget during the board’s November meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in the Cascade Ballroom II of the Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.The regents’ action on the budget follows a series of meetings that were held through the fall by university budget officials with each of the administrative units. The budget includes a general salary increase of 2 percent for faculty, administrative and professional staff and graduate assistants, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2004. The budget will also fund initiatives aimed at improving undergraduate education, will fund several … » More …

WSU/UW slate joint news, regents meetings
November 17, 2003

SEATTLE, Wash. — On the eve of the 2003 Apple Cup, the presidents of Washington State University and University of Washington — V. Lane Rawlins and Lee Huntsman, respectively, ­ will appear at a joint news conference at 12:30 p.m., Friday (Nov. 21), at 301 Gerberding Hall (Regents Room) on the University of Washington campus.The news conference precedes a joint meeting between the WSU and UW Boards of Regents, scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall on the UW campus.The boards will consider a joint resolution urging the Legislature to fund Washington’s research universities at a comparable rate to other … » More …

WSU, UW presidents appear Dec. 16 at Pasco Chamber
December 13, 2002

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The presidents of Washington State University and the University of Washington will hold a joint news conference in Pasco on Monday, Dec. 16, prior to their appearance as guest speakers at the Pasco Chamber of Commerce meeting.The new conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the West Coast Hotel, at 2525 N. 20th in Pasco.WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and UW Interim President Lee Huntsman are expected to tell Pasco Chamber members and gathered community leaders about their concerns for the future of higher education in the state.Last month, the two presidents called on the State Legislature to stop … » More …

No increase in money, no increase in enrollment
November 25, 2002

For the first time Washington State University and University of Washington Boards of Regents met together and the issue that brought them to a common table today was the need for adequate funding for their respective universities.In separate actions, both boards unanimously approved a joint resolution stating they support the position not to increase enrollment at their schools unless and until significant progress is made in closing the gap between per student state appropriations and the average per student state appropriations of each university’s comparison institutions.In addition, the resolution stated that any budget reductions must be accompanied by enrollment reductions in order to maintain quality … » More …

Regents meeting today, followed by UW meeting
November 19, 2002

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 … » More …