Thankfully, the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit river yesterday did not result in any casualties. With everyone rescued, now the focus must be on getting a new bridge in place as fast as possible.
It has been a widely held belief that getting a college degree is a fast track towards prosperity. I’m sure you’ve heard more than once that people with a college degree end up earning $1 million more over their lifetime than do people with high school degrees. However, as the total...Read more here
You may have heard that there's been something of a ruckus recently about local governments allowing prayers before their meetings. For some communities it has long been a tradition for a citizen or clergy member to offer an invocation before a meeting of elected officials, while others are just...Read more here
Trouble in union paradise? Apparently. In a somewhat ironic turn of events, the staff organization of the Washington Education Association, WEASO, is claiming that the state teacher’s union is violating its collective bargaining agreement with its administrative employees.
Last week, Sen. Michael Baumgartner from Spokane introduced SB5935. The bill has the potential to make Washington the 25th right-to-work state, meaning that union membership could no longer be a condition of employment in either private or public workplaces. There are two primary reasons for such a...Read more here
Compensating faculty can be thought of as a direct investment in students' education. But in my opinion and that of many other students here at WSU, it seems that professors play an ever-decreasing role in our education.