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WSU brings back reading program

Washington State University has reinstated its freshman reading program, including this year’s controversial book selection, “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” after a former chairman of the board of regents offered to pay for …


WSU graduate killed in rollover crash

A recent graduate of Washington State University whose parents emigrated from Russia more than 20 years ago was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle rollover accident along the Snake River …


Regent balks at WSU book choice

A book chosen by a Washington State University committee as appropriate food for thought for all incoming freshmen will not be distributed at summer orientation after a member of the …


WSU to launch online MBA program

Washington State University’s College of Business plans to offer an online MBA program starting this fall. If approved by school regents this week, WSU will be the only state-funded school …


WSU cutting jobs, programs

About 370 jobs and several academic programs will be cut at Washington State University’s four campuses as part of a preliminary plan to trim the budget by nearly 10.4 percent …


WSU to cut programs, jobs

Washington State University announced today it will cut about 370 jobs, eliminate some academic programs and reorganize administration to help slash $54 million from its budget.


More than just hallway monitors

As a resident adviser majoring in psychology at Washington State University, Anna Harrison is well-equipped to deal with the “natural dramas of being at college.” “The conversations I have with …


WSU athletes have breakthrough seasons

Big breakthroughs require big explanations, right? Slash seconds off a best time or make a quantum leap in, well, your leap and there must be some magic technical or training …


Apple Cup may call Seattle home

PULLMAN – Washington State University and the University of Washington are near an agreement to move the Apple Cup rivalry football game to Qwest Field in Seattle, The Spokesman-Review learned …


WSU-Pullman stops taking freshman applications

Because of expected budget cuts, Washington State University is no longer accepting freshman applications for the fall at its Pullman campus. “We are trying to strike the proper balance between …


WSU stops accepting freshman applications

Because of expected budget cuts, Washington State University is no longer accepting freshman applications for the fall at its Pullman campus.


Budget cuts rekindle faculty group

Concern about budget cuts at Washington State University has prompted a resurgence of a national faculty rights organization on campus. The American Association of University Professors, active in Pullman in …


Bennett to build Virginia on passion, integrity

Tony Bennett says he plans to rebuild the men’s basketball program at Virginia around two basic principles: passion and integrity.


Bennett shocks team, leaves for Virginia

PULLMAN ¬ Washington State University men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett surprised his players, his assistants and the school administration Monday by accepting an offer to become the head coach at …


No bull: WSU vets deliver bull triplets

A Red Angus cow has given birth to rare triplet bull calves at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Smart Bombs: It all went ker-plunk

Washington State University professor George Mount spent six years on a climate-research project only to watch it perish when the satellite carrying it crashed into the Indian Ocean. “I couldn’t …


WSU frat must say goodbye to baby alligator

An article in the Washington State University campus newspaper about a foot-long alligator at a fraternity is forcing the mascot to move out.


WSU will offer early retirement

Faculty and administration employees of Washington State University will be offered incentive to retire early under a program approved by the board of regents Thursday amid state funding cuts. To …


Budget woes could mean layoffs at universities

OLYMPIA – Washington’s two largest public universities painted a bleak picture Tuesday of looming budget cuts as the state grapples with a shortfall that lawmakers say could reach $8 billion. …


WSU fraternity house suspended after arrest

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at Washington State University has been suspended after one member was arrested and misdemeanor amounts of drugs were found. The executive director of the Phi …


WSU fraternity suspended, under investigation

The Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity at Washington State University has been suspended after one member was arrested and misdemeanor amounts of drugs were found.


Cougs sign tight end from JC

Washington State has signed tight end Peter Tuitupou from Orem, Utah, to a national letter of intent, Cougars football coach Paul Wulff announced Monday. Tuitupou will enroll when the semester …


Seniors, freshmen a successful blend for Cougars

It’s “T” time in Pullman. The Washington State women’s basketball team is off to a 6-2 start for two reasons.


After 50 years, chemist still loves a good interaction

PULLMAN – It wasn’t Washington State University that hired Don Matteson to teach. In the fall of 1958, the school on the Palouse was still known as Washington State College.


Keeping their heads up

PULLMAN – It was cloudy when Washington State University held its May commencement ceremony – the showers on the Palouse matching the chill in the national economy. That was nothing …


For $245k, this space will be empty

I hope you don’t mind me breaking some sad news prematurely. This could be my last column.


WSU dust-up details emerge

A Washington State University provost who contends he was assaulted after a meeting of senior university administrators had been behaving in a way that most witnesses described as “disrespectful, rude, …


Cougars who swim

PULLMAN – Probably the men’s basketball team would have made it to the Sweet 16 anyway. But there are researchers at Washington State University who like to think that training …


Ferdinand’s 60th: Here’s the scoop

Help Ferdinand celebrate six decades and countless scoops today. Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe, the campus outlet for cheese and ice cream produced at the Washington State University creamery, is 60 …


Decomposition best observed in person

One of the newest online classes at Washington State University will require some use of good, old-fashioned snail mail. After all, you can’t e-mail a pig.