Stories tagged: Washington State University
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 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU
Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Washington State University newspaper’s future is in the students’ hands
In a last-ditch effort to keep the Daily Evergreen publishing five days per week, the Associated Students of WSU on Wednesday approved a referendum that will be placed on the …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
WSU’s Bread Lab, where scientists tweak Chipotle tortillas, establishes $1.5 million research endowment
Washington State University has received a $1.5 million endowment to support organic grain breeding at the school’s Bread Lab in Mount Vernon.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
WSU’s ‘Drive to 25’ campaign puts the focus on research
WSU’s new “Drive to 25” campaign to become a research powerhouse includes its health sciences campus in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Yakima donors pay for lights to honor WSU QB Hilinski, raise suicide prevention awareness
The exterior lights on the historic Larson Building in downtown Yakima will be changed Saturday to crimson and gray to raise awareness for suicide prevention and to honor Washington State …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Pullman police request rape charge against former member of shuttered WSU fraternity
After a lengthy investigation, Pullman police say a Washington State University student raped an 18-year-old woman who had passed out during a party at an off-campus fraternity house.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
WSU creates student financial services website in Spanish
Washington State University has created a fully translated student financial services website in Spanish.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
John Blanchette: Pat Chun’s hire all about closing fund-raising gap
Washington State has a new athletic director. Pat Chun, introduced Tuesday with the usual fanfare, was hyped even before he was offered and accepted the job. WSU president Kirk Schulz …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Patrick Chun: First objective as Cougars’ new athletic director is to ‘learn Washington State’
Patrick Chun says he’s stepping into his new athletic director position at Washington State as an “outsider.” It’s not much of a stretch.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
WSU chooses dean to oversee agriculture programs across the state
Washington State University has chosen a reputed biologist to oversee agriculture research and education programs across the state, as well as the university’s largest driver of outside research funding.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
WSU graduate Keith Jackson, legendary voice of college football, dies at 89
Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football who for decades weaved backwoods wit through Saturday afternoon ABC broadcasts, has died. He was 89.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
WSU researchers discover shrinking gene pool among Chinook salmon populations
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Michigan State University and WSU are kindred colleges with similar rivals
In 2013, the University of Washington’s president had the audacity to question Washington State University’s ability to start a medical school. “Good luck. That’s a multimillion-dollar task,” then-UW President Michael …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
University of Idaho students impose ban on Greek Row drinking parties
The student-run organizations that oversee the University of Idaho’s Greek system have approved an indefinite ban on parties involving alcohol, following the lead of counterparts at Washington State University in …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Washington State Deputy AD Mike Marlow accepts position to lead Northern Arizona University athletics
Wednesday’s announcement ends an eight-year relationship between WSU and Marlow, who arrived in Pullman in 2010 shortly after the school hired Bill Moos as its next AD. Marlow had previously …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
WSU shutters Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity following investigation into reports of hazing
The 90-year charter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity has been revoked at Washington State University after concerns were raised over hazing, but university officials would not say exactly what …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Outside View: Tax plan unfairly hits grad students
If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Retention counselors, grad stipends spared in WSU budget
Washington State University departments have found ways to keep retention counselors on the payroll and avoid cutting graduate research stipends, but some remain dissatisfied over the administration’s handling of a …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Editorial: Foot-dragging on DACA is cruel
DACA itself was born of congressional inaction. President Obama adopted it after Congress failed to pass the Dream Act, which would’ve resolved the issue
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane takes step to become a ‘Smart City’ research center
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: WSU’s budget crunch likely to hurt students more than highest-paid administrators, faculty
As Washington State University tries to turn around its financial ship, a couple of faculty members have made a modest proposal: Cut the six-figure salaries at the top of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spark mixed responses
Posters reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have generated various responses since they were found and removed Monday morning from Glenn Terrell Mall on the Washington State University campus.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan
Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
With viral tweet, WSU student raises tens of thousands in donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Washington State University student Danni Messina probably didn’t expect to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in “debt” a few days after pledging to donate to a children’s hospital.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Composting human bodies is an aim of WSU researchers
WSU is seeking approval to begin a pilot study on composting human bodies at a campus facility.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe: How did science get its name?
He said the English word “science” comes from the Latin, sc
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Two-thirds of Northwest shoppers will stay clear of stores on Black Friday, WSU survey finds
Black Friday shopping appears to be losing its luster as a post-Thanksgiving ritual, with nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents saying they’ll avoid stores that day.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
WSU nursing school preps students for mass shooting scenarios
While students may know how to treat the injuries in a clinical setting, it requires a different set of skills to save lives in the field.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Nigerian Ph.D. student wins $100K environmental prize
Adewale is a Ph.D. candidate at WSU and a member of the board of directors of Washington’s Tilth Alliance. In late October, he accepted the Seattle Bullitt Foundation’s annual environmental …