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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The 90-year charter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity has been revoked at Washington State University after concerns were raised over hazing, but university officials would not say exactly what …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.

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.

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.