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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


‘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.


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.


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, was hyped even before he was offered and accepted the job. WSU president Kirk Schulz insisted more than a …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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.


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.