Stories tagged: Washington State University
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
College fundraising has become pivotal
Budgetary pressure has put the squeeze on colleges and universities. This is a nationwide trend that has forced university presidents to be as adept at fundraising as they are at …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Court filing says WSU football player Robert Barber hit unconscious student as he lay on the floor, threatened cop in 2015
While many students, parents and one lawmaker spoke Thursday in support of Robert Barber’s return to class at Washington State University, attorneys representing the school wrote in court records filed …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Forum at WSU brings threats by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner amid impassioned defense of football player Robert Barber
The Washington State board of regents conducted an open forum Friday at the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus, drawing passionate pleas from several people on behalf of suspended …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Reinstate suspended Cougs, reform conduct process
This is about WSU being in the business of graduating students, not running a parallel criminal justice system.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Future City competition lets middle school students design cities
A Washington State University researcher wants middle school students to design the cities of the future.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
WSU Running Start enrollment nearly triples in Tri-Cities
The number of Running Start students at WSU Tri-Cities nearly tripled this year.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Michael Baumgartner, Jack Thompson call on WSU officials to reinstate player Robert Barber and review student-conduct process
A state senator and one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Washington State University history are urging WSU’s president and regents to intervene in the case of
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:27 p.m.
WSU hires independent law firm to review conduct boards in wake of Robert Barber controversy
Washington State’s administration affirmed its support for the university’s student conduct process on Friday, while at the same time hiring independent counsel to formally review conduct board processes, specifically with …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
WSU Tri-Cities holds inauguration for new college
A small car sat in the lobby of the WSU Tri-Cities’ wine science center building. The vehicle represents what makes the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences special, said …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Pullman police: Not enough evidence to prove women were drugged at WSU fraternity
Pullman Police say they were unable to find sufficient evidence three women were drugged at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in early September.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Student found dead at WSU fraternity house
A 21-year-old Washington State University student was found dead early Monday at a fraternity house on Pullman’s College Hill.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Rise in crime on Pullman’s College Hill
Reports of crime on Pullman’s College Hill have increased by 18.5 percent during the past four years, according to figures presented by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins during a Tuesday …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
WSU medical school one step closer to educating students with preliminary accreditation
Washington State University’s new medical school has won preliminary accreditation it needs to start recruiting students. The announcement was made today at WSU’s Spokane campus and keeps the school on …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
WSU student critically injured in fall from balcony
A Washington State University student was hospitalized with serious head injuries after falling from a second-floor balcony during a party Friday night, marking the third time someone has fallen from …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
WSU still at odds with Pullman airport over expansion that threatens research facilities
Officials from Washington State University and the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport are still toiling away in negotiations over a major runway expansion, a project that could jeopardize millions of dollars in …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
NIC hosts conference Thursday on civility in democracy
Civility in public dialogue is the subject of a conference Thursday at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Why isn’t cutting athletics spending at WSU part of the budget-balancing plan?
WSU has lots of plans to bring in more revenue to help dig the athletics department out of its $50.7 million hole, but no plans to cut spending.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Animal watchdog group files 4th complaint against WSU
Ohio-based Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed another complaint this past week against Washington State University for what the animal rights group characterizes as a systematic failure at the university that …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
WSU scientists say man-made reservoirs may be a contributor to global warming
Reservoirs behind dams release significant amounts of greenhouse gases, and their output should be counted in future emissions reporting, says a new study from Washington State University.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
WSU professor explores use of missionaries and religious leaders as spies in World War II
If the name John Birch sounds familiar, it’s probably because of the John Birch Society, a far-right group founded more than a decade after his death in 1945. Less has …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
WSU researchers taming the wild huckleberry
Washington State University researchers are setting their sights on domesticating the wild huckleberry, a goal that has eluded plant scientists for decades. “We want a huckleberry plant that produces like …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
Editorial: WSU fumbles response to crime issue
WSU’s brand has been damaged, and President Shulz should at least say that something is seriously wrong when so many athletes are running afoul of the law. If the university …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: WSU’s Schulz, Leach, Moos punt responsibility
WSU president Kirk Schulz’s football first mantra fails the leadership test needed to deal with the problem of player arrests.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
WSU President Kirk Schulz says school may reconsider handling of athlete arrests after football season ends
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz said Monday he’s confident in his athletics department’s handling of the arrests of four football players.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 4 a.m.
Questions and accusations swirl in WSU football program as felony arrests mount
With four felony arrests of Washington State University football players in the past month, the athletic department has suddenly found itself answering more questions about the hits players are delivering …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 4 a.m.
Is dealing with athletes’ criminal activity really ‘a team matter?’
When a Washington State football player is accused of a crime, the response from coaches and staff is almost always the same: “It’s a team matter.” But is it?
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Delta Upsilon fraternity suspends WSU chapter over sexual assault and drugging allegations
The national headquarters of Delta Upsilon fraternity has suspended its Washington State University chapter amid allegations of drugging and sexual assault.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Editorial: Don’t wall off public protests
The Seattle Seahawks were lauded for Sunday’s pregame demonstration of standing and interlocking arms. But this show of unity was a continuation of the conversation, not a rebuke.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Gonzaga ranked fourth best western university; WSU questions ranking by U.S. News & World Report
An annual report ranking colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report included three Spokane-area institutions, although college administrators were quick to point out the survey’s limitations.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Pullman police probe whether women were drugged at WSU fraternity house
Authorities investigating a report of sexual assault at a Washington State University fraternity house are also trying to determine if women were drugged there.