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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.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Prof, alum alarmed at WSU performing arts cuts

Washington State University faculty offered extended applause to a scathing statement by a colleague regarding the university’s decision to cut the Performing Arts program Thursday afternoon at a regular meeting …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 1:39 a.m.

With $500,000 donation, Washington State names Legends Lounge after former Cougars QB Jack Thompson

Monday afternoon, WSU announced the naming of the Gray W Jack Thompson Legends Lounge inside the Cougar Football Complex, thanks to a $500,000 gift from three donors: Glenn Osterhout, Greg …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

A farmer arrived at WSU with $6,000 to his name. Now he’s won $100,000 to help feed the world.

Six years ago, Cornelius Adewale moved to Pullman with $6,000 in his pocket. Now as a Ph.D. candidate at WSU and a member of the board of directors of Washington’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Two teens injured in shooting at Pullman house party over the weekend

A late-night house party in Pullman ended in gunfire Sunday morning as two people were shot near Washington State University.


WSU President Kirk Schulz talks budget cuts in interview with student newspaper

In a 36-minute interview with the editors of the student newspaper on Tuesday, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz defended the hiring of a new administrator amid sweeping budget cuts …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

University of Montana football player accused of assaulting WSU student in Pullman

A University of Montana football player is accused of assaulting a Washington State University student in Pullman early Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

WSU president announces sweeping budget cuts to reduce $30 million deficit

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced sweeping budget cuts in an online statement Monday evening, fulfilling a promise he made when starting the job to curb the university’s spending …


A year after the ‘Trump wall,’ WSU navigates issues of speech and diversity

WSU President Kirk Schulz said it will take a lot more work to heal the campus after what has been a tiring and tumultuous year.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Who’s next? Four potential candidates to replace Bill Moos as Washington State’s athletic director

A call to Colorado State’s Joe Parker could be one of the many that WSU President Kirk Schulz makes in the next week or two.


New WSU regent sets sights on boosting research capabilities

Washington State University’s newest regent is a Seattle lawyer and venture capitalist with decades of experience in the tech and power industries.


Dr. Bax: Focus on campus drinking when students fall

Too often these tragedies focus is on the railing, the window or some other distraction from the real issue, which is excessive alcohol use.


Spin Control: Elected officials sometimes do rely on the postman

Yes, elected officials actually do mail those letters they send to other elected officials.


With Terrain, Jensen-Byrd opens to the public next month. But the building’s future remains in limbo.

Spokane’s nonprofit arts organization Terrain is planning to hold its 10th annual exhibition in a place that has been used mostly for storage for more than a decade, the Jensen-Byrd …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Audit finds WSU may have violated federal grant rules

A state audit has found that Washington State University may have violated federal rules when it used about $17,000 from a grant to pay salaries and benefits for two employees …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Professor gives $1 million for new WSU science institute

A $1 million gift from a distinguished professor will help Washington State University researchers answer fundamental questions about the world and what it’s made of.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Lawmakers to WSU: Take action against College Republicans

A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.


WSU grant expands smart-home research at Spokane facility

An inter-professional team of scientist from Washington State University received a $1.77 million grant to research smart-home technology to monitor health and safety of seniors in the home. Project works …


Father of injured WSU student: ‘Nobody should be able to accidentally fall out of a window’

Matthew Gray was three days into his freshman year at Washington State University when he fell out the window of his second-story dorm room.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

WSU not sure if it owns buildings it planned to sell

The Washington State University regents were expected to take action Wednesday on a $15.3 million real estate deal, but their vote was postponed because it wasn’t clear whether WSU actually …


WSU, Pullman airport near deal

The Washington State University regents will decide Wednesday whether to accept a $15.3 million real estate offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Arrest made in WSU bomb threats

Washington State University police have arrested a WSU student for allegedly making repeated bomb threats at Stimson Hall.


Feds say WSU student leader solicited sex with minor

A 20-year-old Washington State University student who held leadership positions in several student organizations, including the Young Democrats, was arrested in a sting operation targeting sexual predators earlier this year. …


Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land

The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

WSU professor says IRS is breaking privacy laws by mining social media

People should be aware “that what they say and do online” could be used against them by the IRS, says Kimberly Houser, associate professor of business law at Washington State …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:31 a.m.

State study says it will cost $125,000 a year to educate WSU medical students

Comparing costs of education at Washington’s two medical schools isn’t really possible, state auditors said.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Ryan Leaf, former NFL, WSU quarterback once imprisoned, delivers a message of hope in Yakima

Ryan Leaf, who rose to become the No. 2 NFL draft pick in 1998 before his career went sour and his drug use led to prison, descended on Yakima Thursday …