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Wash. Senate approves tuition control to 3 schools

The state Senate voted late Monday to hand its tuition-setting authority over to the leaders of the three largest universities.


Sterk leaving WSU

Jim Sterk, who has served as Washington State University’s athletic director since 2000, will be named to the same position at San Diego State University, sources close to the situation …


Washington home sales surge in late 2009

The sale of existing homes in Washington surged in the fourth quarter of 2009, but prices remained soft.


Students’ walkout doesn’t send best message

Could it be that student activism isn’t as dormant as it seems? We’ll know more this afternoon when students at public universities across Washington are being rallied to walk out …


Salaries soared at regional universities

Raises have been scarce and budget cuts common at colleges dealing with the fallout from the worst state budget in memory. But between January 2007 and January 2009, the largest …


Northwest Public Radio to join Murrow College

Northwest Public Radio, the statewide network owned by Washington State University, will become part of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.


Suspect in WSU hit-and-run found incompetent

Doctors have found an Idaho driver accused of striking two Washington State University students with his car incompetent to stand trial.


E-Gals now Crimson Girls

Here’s a quick quiz: What Spokane Valley high school has sent a graduate each of the past three seasons to start at Washington State University this season? Oh, stop guessing. …


‘Caffeine psychosis’ may have affected driver, lawyer says

The Idaho motorist accused of striking down two pedestrians on the Washington State University campus may be suffering from “caffeine psychosis,” his lawyer said.


2 pedestrians hit on WSU Pullman campus

One person is in custody after two Washington State University students were struck by a vehicle and hospitalized in separate incidents along Stadium Way on Monday morning.


Budget slows medical school

University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Spokane will have a four-year medical school “as soon as possible,” but told the annual meeting of Greater Spokane Inc. the state’s budget …


Med school coming to Spokane ASAP, group told Wednesday

University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Spokane will have a four-year medical school “as soon as possible,” but told the annual meeting of Greater Spokane Incorporated the state’s budget …


University enrollment climbs

SEATTLE – Enrollment is up at Washington’s public universities this fall, with most of the increase coming from students who decided to stay in school rather than seek their fortunes …


Fall enrollment up at Wash. public universities

Fall enrollment is up at Washington’s public universities this fall. Most of the increase comes from students who decided to stay in school rather than seeking their fortunes elsewhere in …


WSU regents approve construction bonds

The Washington State University regents have approved $112 million in bonds to pay for two new buildings on the Pullman campus and one at WSU Vancouver.


WSU wins grant for specialty crop research

YAKIMA – The effects of pests, drought and disease on hop and mint plants – and how those stresses influence the taste of beer and gum – will be the …


WSU wins $15M grant for specialty crop research

The effects of pests, drought and disease on hop and mint plants — and how those stresses influence the taste of beer and gum — will be the subject of …


Martin Stadium ready for Phase III

PULLMAN – Late Saturday afternoon, Washington State University safety Chima Nwachukwu leaped in the east end zone of Martin Stadium and intercepted a Southern Methodist pass, all but ensuring the …


Cougs try to relax

PULLMAN – There’s going to be a little more relaxed look to Washington State University’s football practices this week. Not solely because the Cougars are coming off their first win …


WSU sets another enrollment record

PULLMAN — Washington State University has set another enrollment record at its four campuses.


Number of swine flu cases drops sharply at WSU

PULLMAN — The number of students calling to report flu-like symptoms at Washington State University has dropped sharply, indicating the nation’s biggest outbreak of swine flu on a college campus …


WSU’s No. 1 for swine flu

Washington has the highest incidence of swine flu among college students – nearly triple the rate of Georgia, the next highest state, an American College Health Association report said Thursday. …


Resident’s death linked to swine flu

A Spokane man in his 50s has died of complications from H1N1 influenza, aka swine flu – the second such death in the county. The contagious virus has hospitalized seven …


Another alleged assault victim recants at WSU

A second alleged victim of assault on Washington State University’s Pullman campus has recanted her story.


Extensive flu outbreak is expected at WSU

Washington State University doctors anticipate the H1N1 influenza virus will sweep across its Pullman campus within the next several weeks as about 18,000 students start classes. The university’s Health and …


Third assault at WSU a false report, officials say

A woman who reported being sexually assaulted on Washington State University’s Pullman Campus on Monday recanted later that day and said she had not been attacked.


Honeybee ailment could be losing its sting

Washington State University researchers on the trail of a mysterious honeybee killer have narrowed the list of contributors to two: a microscopic pathogen and pesticides. “We are getting closer to …


WSU loses grant funding migrant worker education

PULLMAN – A Washington State University program that for more than four decades helped educate migrant workers and their children has lost its federal funding. The program helped students to …


Russell fights conviction, term

Despite apologizing for the drunken crash that killed three Washington State University students and seriously injured three others, Fred Russell has appealed his conviction and 14-year prison sentence. Russell’s appeal …


WSU Education dean Judy Mitchell dies

PULLMAN — Judy Nichols Mitchell, who was dean of the Washington State University College of Education for the past 11 years, has died.