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Two higher education bills already passed by the Senate sit in House committee

From staff reports
March 24, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

Senate bill could require  financial literacy seminarsThe Washington House Higher Education Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday for a bill which would require higher education institutions to provide financial literacy seminars to students.Senate Bill 5100’s required live seminars would incl...

Senate passes loan transparency bill Wednesday

From staff reports
March 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News, Politics

The Senate passed a bill that makes loan information more transparent for students on Wednesday.Sen. Barbara Bailey (R), the first sponsor of Bill 5022, wants to help current and aspiring students know the exact costs of taking out student loans for future education. Bill 5022 is also known as the Was...

Elk hoof disease management

Elk hoof disease management

HALEY DONWERTH | Evergreen reporter
March 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, Campus, Features, News, Politics

Senate Bill 5474, which passed the Senate yesterday, addressed elk hoof disease that has been affecting cloven-hoofed animals in Washington and surrounding areas.This bill came about after increased reporting of elk hoof disease spread across the state, as well as to some parts of Oregon and the Cascades...

Profiles of the 2017 ASWSU presidential tickets

HALEY DONWERTH and CARMEN JARAMILLO | Evergreen reporters
February 27, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, ASWSU, Campus, Features, News

Zachary Anders and Kai Amos{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="e28000fc-fcba-11e6-ad94-cf28451f5174"}}Zachary Anders and Kai Amos declared student fees, university accountability and participatory leadership to be the main concerns of their campaign.Anders said he thinks the amount of mandatory fees WSU stud...

Academic Bill of Rights legislation introduced to Senate

From staff reports
February 17, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

The chairwoman of the state Senate Higher Education Committee introduced a bill yesterday which states that public colleges restrict free speech in an environment where it is important for differing opinions to be heard.Bill 5832 is complementary to a bill previously introduced to the House by Rep. ...

Bill to increase tenure-track positions referred to committee

From staff reports
February 17, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

From staff reportsA bill to establish the intent to create new full-time tenure track positions passed in the Committee on Higher Education Tuesday in Olympia.According to House Bill 1238, student completion and success in college improve when students are taught by tenured faculty. The bill reports...

House bill would help prioritize university capital budgets

From staff reports
February 10, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

House Bill 1325, which would change the way two- and four-year universities apply for capital budget projects, will be discussed tomorrow in executive session.The Capital Budget Committee held a hearing for the bill on Feb. 3. Rep. Gael Tarleton (D), a sponsor of the bill, said it is expected to move o...

Legislative Report: Financial bill moves to Ways and Means, two other bills stays in first commitee

From staff reports
February 3, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

House bill to address biased policies, need for stronger free speech on campusHouse Bill 1362, which aims to strengthen free speech on college campuses, is currently sitting in the House Higher Education Committee.The bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Matt Manweller (R), said he wanted to address violations of ...

Bill protecting student journalists’ rights currently under discussion

From staff reports
January 27, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

In conversations across the aisle, members of the Senate Committee on Early Learning and K-12 Education are currently discussing concerns they have with a bill, which, if passed, would provide student journalists with full free-speech rights.“It is too early to tell, but we are staying optimistic a...

Three higher education bills have public hearings and one is discussed by professionals

From staff reports
January 27, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

{{tncms-asset app="editorial" id="25d74d94-e468-11e6-b688-43b746a0bdec"}}Loan transparency bill still in committee after public hearing and executive actionThe state Senate held a public hearing for the student loan transparency bill on Monday in Olympia.The bill is intended to increase student awareness a...

State legislators receive update on WSU medical school’s progress

State legislators receive update on WSU medical school’s progress

ROSEMARIE BLUME and DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen Reporters
January 25, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, Campus, News

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has set a goal to provide more physicians who have studied and conducted residency in the rural areas of Washington.“A primary mission of land-grant institutions is to fill educational gaps that exist in their states and reach into communities with practical so...

Medical weed may come to Washington schools

DANIELLE CHIRIGUAYO | Evergreen reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under 2017 Legislative Report, News

State legislators have introduced a bill to allow the consumption of medical marijuana on school grounds, including on school buses and at school-sponsored events.According to the bill’s original text, HB 1060 would, “authorize parents, guardians and primary caregivers to administer marijuana to...