Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HIGHER ED: Studying meth, free online courses and potentially free housing

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click to enlarge LEFT: Wallace Residence Center will be home to a fine arts themed community next fall. RIGHT: One of the apartment complexes built by Duane Brelsford in Pullman. - U OF I/DABCO
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  • LEFT: Wallace Residence Center will be home to a fine arts themed community next fall. RIGHT: One of the apartment complexes built by Duane Brelsford in Pullman.

WSU

Meth study: WSU sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for $395,577 to study the effects of chronic meth use on brain metabolism and sleep. (WSU News)

Helping transfers: The American Association of University Women awarded a $5,000 grant to WSU’s Women’s Resource Center to help women attending Community Colleges of Spokane transfer to four-year institutions. The team seeks to raise awareness and address issues that inhibit women from successfully making the transfer. (WSU News)

Free housing: A Pullman developer and philanthropist is teaming up with the WSU Foundation to provide free housing for a select group of high-achieving students. Duane Brelsford is giving the university access to four two-bedroom apartments for the next 20 years. (Daily Evergreen)

U of I

Fine arts community: Housing will be opening a fine arts themed community in Wallace Residence Center-Stevenson Wing for fall 2014. The fine arts themed community has previously been located in the Targhee building, which will be going offline as a student living option for fall 2014. (U of I News)

Gonzaga

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Haven for Hoops: Spokane, because of Gonzaga, was named one of the “8 Havens for College Hoops” in the April issue of Where to Retire magazine. The cities were chosen for their appeal to retirees who enjoy college sports, as well as the other amenities that come with college towns. (Gonzaga News)

Debates in D.C.: The debate team at GU has been invited to participate in the Lafayette Debates in Washington, D.C. this April, hosted by the French Embassy in partnership with the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the George Washington University. (Gonzaga News)

Campus Sexual Violence Act: The Campus Sexual Violence (Campus SaVE) Act, which aims to prevent sexual assault on campuses, will take effect March 7. It will hold individual schools accountable for reporting and taking disciplinary action against sexual violence. (Gonzaga Bulletin)

Wildcard: Boston University

MOOCs: Registration for BU’s first four MOOCs (massive open online courses) opened last week, signaling the University’s entrance into a new form of higher education that rethinks the current classroom model and offers it—free of charge—to a global audience, including students here. (BU News)


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