Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On CampusThis week's standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.
Tuition Freeze In Place At State SchoolsHigher education budgets are getting their first increase from the Washington general fund since 2009, and with that boost, comes a mandated one-year tuition freeze that provides a welcome break for those paying for college.
Plan Would Make Tuition Free At Ore. CollegesOn college campuses across the United States, the eternal optimism of youth has been throttled out by a fear of crushing student debt. That's certainly the case in Oregon, where the cost of tuition has soared as public funding for higher education has declined.
Ore. Senate Passes Bill Barring Universities From Asking Students For Facebook PasswordsThe Senate has passed a bill that would bar universities and community colleges from requiring students or prospective students to provide login information for their Facebook and other social media accounts.
Wash. Universities Not Happy With Gov.'s Tuition Plan Gov. Chris Gregoire's goal of not raising college tuition over the next two years is not sitting well with the leaders of Washington's universities, who say the proposal fails to recognize the budget problems they face.
Enrollment Growth Slows At Oregon UniversitiesEnrollment in Oregon's public universities has hit an all-time high, but the growth rate has slowed after four years of spikes.