Stories tagged: Washington State University
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 7:01 a.m.
WSU’s Daily Evergreen named among top student newspapers in the country
The Daily Evergreen at Washington State University was named among the top three student-run daily newspapers in the country, and three Evergreen reporters won national honors for their aggressive coverage …
Sat., May 19, 2018
Couple donates $1 million toward WSU cancer research lab
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine on Tuesday dedicated a cancer research lab to Tamara Hennings, who died from cancer in 2012. Her parents
Fri., May 18, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
WSU research off to space
Two remote-manned laboratories – expected to aid local research – are destined for the International Space Station and will launch into orbit Sunday.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Ethics complaint dismissed against Rep. Joel Kretz for opposing WSU wolf research
A complaint against Rep. Joel Kretz for his opposition to a Washington State University researcher’s work on wolves was dismissed.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Former student sues WSU over handling of racist incident in 2015 at Phi Delta Theta fraternity
Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while she was waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta …
Fri., May 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Allegations of mismanagement, lack of accountability in internal audit of WSU’s athletic department
Better accountability and a better accounting system are long overdue at Washington State University, the school’s governing body was told Thursday afternoon.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: New law requires – eventually – more transparency in WSU sports deficits
The new era of transparency in athletics spending is here at Washington State University, sort of, but it’s off to a vague start.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Apple controversy: Who can sell Cosmic Crisp trees?
Washington growers are so excited about the Cosmic Crisp’s potential, they already planted a half-million trees and plan to add another 5 million this year.
Sat., April 28, 2018, 11 a.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Clothing offers its own recycling challenges
WSU researcher Hang Liu imagines a different future for our used clothes. In her lab, she and her team are coming up with creative ways to recycle cotton into a …
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
The science behind ‘the munchies’: WSU researcher aims to help cancer, anorexia patients with pot
Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 5 a.m.
Bioengineering advances at WSU could help save honey bees
Researchers at Washington State University may be able to help save honey bees by introducing microparticles to the bees’ digestive system that absorb harmful toxins found in pesticides.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
WSU, Pullman police sergeants under investigation for sexual misconduct
Two police sergeants are under investigation after an 18-year-old Washington State University student claimed she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer.
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 p.m.
WSU: Stink bugs infesting Puget Sound region
Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.
Sun., April 15, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Whoa, Nellie: Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl
Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football for decades on ABC, was remembered as “the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting” and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: What happens to our trash?
The average human who lives in the U.S. creates about 4.83 pounds of trash each day. Many people don’t really see much of it, though.
Sun., April 8, 2018
A battle of cosmic proportions: WSU, biotech firm sue each other over new apple variety
With millions of trees already planted across the state, the outcomes of the dueling lawsuits seem unlikely to affect consumer availability of the Cosmic Crisp, a flavor-packed hybrid between the …
Sat., April 7, 2018
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opens on WSU campus
A new museum at Washington State University aims to make art accessible to everyone, in accordance with the wishes of its namesake, Jordan Schnitzer.
Sat., April 7, 2018
WSU launches two-year program for students with autism, Down syndrome
A new program at Washington State University aims to provide job opportunities and an authentic college experience for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. …
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: Where did the first nerves come from?
While the human body has many parts made up of lots cells, some living things are actually just one little cell – an amoeba or a bacteria, for example.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
WSU research tech arrested on suspicion of child pornography
WSU research technician Robert M. Long, 56, was arrested in his office at Clark Hall, according to police. He is accused of uploading content of minors engaged in sexual acts.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Ask Dr. Universe: How come broccoli is good for you?
When we chew or cut broccoli, we damage the plant tissues and a new compound forms. It’s actually this compound in broccoli that gives off that, well, unique broccoli smell. …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 5 a.m.
Host families give a boost to WSU med students
As part of its effort to be a community medical school, each of the 60 students in WSU’s inaugural class is assigned to a city for clinical rotations: Everett, Vancouver, …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Saving spinach: A WSU plant researcher’s work helps lucrative spinach seed industry
Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …
Thu., March 15, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
WSU student pleads guilty to bomb threats at dorm
A former Washington State University student arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats against the campus has pleaded guilty to a felony.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
WSU to close downtown Spokane store
Washington State University will close its WSU Connections store in downtown Spokane by May 19, saying the decision was based on changes in how people shop.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
WSU taking steps to prevent window falls
Six months after a freshman suffered life-altering injuries, Washington State University says it’s taking steps to prevent more students from falling out of dorm-room windows.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Lawsuit against WSU claims negligence led to burglary that exposed sensitive data
Washington State University is facing a class-action lawsuit in King County Superior Court that alleges negligence and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. The 33-page complaint, filed in December, also …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
State colleges could also ‘ban the box’
Colleges and universities might be required to “ban the box” on student applications.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
University athletic budgets could get more scrutiny under Washington House bill
State universities would have to be more public about their athletic spending under a bill sponsored by Sen. Andy Billig.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
Glenn Johnson, ‘voice of the Cougs,’ appointed to Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees
Glenn Johnson, the four-term mayor of Pullman and college football announcer known as “the voice of the Cougs,” has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Community Colleges …