Evergreen State College http://www.kplu.org en Are schools becoming too obsessed with sci-tech? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-schools-becoming-too-obsessed-sci-tech <p>Many of the efforts to improve schools in Washington are focusing on science and technology, and some leading educators are concerned that&rsquo;s coming at the expense of a well-rounded education. They&rsquo;re forming a group to advocate for liberal arts learning.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5655 at http://www.kplu.org Are schools becoming too obsessed with sci-tech? Storm was last week, but still affecting daily life for many http://www.kplu.org/post/storm-was-last-week-still-affecting-daily-life-many <p>With life returning to normal across much of Puget Sound, at least 24,000 homes were still without power as of 11 o&#39;clock this morning. Puget Sound Energy has the largest number of outages and predicts it will have nearly all its customers restored by Wednesday evening.</p><p>The clean-up job is still daunting, and it&#39;s affecting some schools and college campuses.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:39:11 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3903 at http://www.kplu.org University of Washington tops America's coolest schools http://www.kplu.org/post/university-washington-tops-americas-coolest-schools <p>What&rsquo;s the coolest university in America? According to Sierra Magazine, it&rsquo;s the University of Washington.</p><p><a href="http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201109/coolschools/default.aspx">The official publication of the Sierra Club </a>has named the University of Washington the top university in the country for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit its contributions to global warming. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:10:20 +0000 Julie Ho 2346 at http://www.kplu.org University of Washington tops America's coolest schools Higher-ed advocates urge legislature to stop cuts http://www.kplu.org/post/higher-ed-advocates-urge-legislature-stop-cuts <p>Advocates for Washington's universities are presenting a more unified front in Olympia this year. They hope the closer coordination will help them make a stronger case for higher-ed funding. A coalition of groups gathered on the steps of the state capitol Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:08:53 +0000 Brianna Butterfield & KPLU News Staff 713 at http://www.kplu.org Higher-ed advocates urge legislature to stop cuts Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-3 <p><i>The </i><i>UW</i><i>&nbsp;boosts its political voice in Olympia; ferry rate increases get the </i><i>AG's</i><i> go-ahead; and </i><i>Thurston</i><i> County puts the brakes on wood energy projects.</i></p><p><b>UW&nbsp;Seeks to </b><b>Raise Political</b><b> Voice Ahead of Session</b></p><p>The University of Washington is hoping to flex more political muscle with state lawmakers. The school's alumni group is hiring top lobbyists from both parties to advocate for higher education when the legislative session begins next month.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:00:08 +0000 KPLU News Staff 424 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines