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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Jason Gesser resigns from WSU as new allegations of sexual misconduct surface

The resignation Tuesday of WSU assistant athletic director Jason Gesser blunted the career of a former standout Cougar quarterback who returned home to raise money for his alma mater. But …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Former student sues WSU over handling of racist incident in 2015 at Phi Delta Theta fraternity

Dominique Stewart, who is black, says she was humiliated on the night of Feb. 21, 2015, while she was waiting for a friend in front of the Phi Delta Theta …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

100 years after legislators barred WSU from starting medical school, WSU’s first class of medical students start work in Spokane

Medical students who start the first class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine benefit from the political wars and warriors who made it happen.


Elson Floyd’s drive helped bring a medical school to Spokane

Spokane civic leaders had been working for years to expand medical education in the region by the time Elson Floyd was named president of Washington State University. The strategy at …


U-District building a healthy future

Three years ago, the idea of a new medical school seemed a bridge too far.


UPDATED: Thu., March 24, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

WSU regents may choose new president on Friday, but secrecy rankles faculty

The Board of Regents of Washington State University will publicly discuss the three top finalists to become president of the Pullman-based school and might make a decision at its next …


WSU interviewing eight finalists for president job

PULLMAN – Washington State University has selected eight finalists for the position of president, a group that includes women, minorities, and a candidate from the private sector. The new president …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 12:13 p.m.

WSU down to 8 president finalists; decision in April

The committee leading the search for a new president of Washington State University has settled on eight final candidates and is on track to make their selection in April.


Spokane medical school given ‘candidate status,’ on track for 2017

WSU-Spokane medical school gets latest approval needed to open for students in fall 2017


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 1:40 p.m.

New medical school will be named for WSU’s Elson Floyd

Washington State University officials have selected a dean and hired more than 40 physicians and scientists to work in the university’s Spokane medical school, and the school will be named …


Remembering Elson Floyd

PULLMAN – Some called him a giant in higher education, a dynamic force who could influence lawmakers and business leaders one day and cheerfully welcome students to his home the …


WSU moves forward on medical school named in Floyd’s honor

Elson S. Floyd was told two weeks before he died that Washington State University’s new medical school would be named in his honor. Though he often avoided the spotlight, the …


WSU’s Floyd honored by legislators

OLYMPIA – Legislators praised the late Washington State University President Elson Floyd as a tireless advocate for his adopted state, its communities and their college students. Amid shouts of “Go …


Effort to name medical school after WSU’s Elson Floyd gains steam

OLYMPIA – A campaign to name a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane for WSU’s late President Elson Floyd is gaining support online and in the Legislature. More …


Campaign to name new med school for Elson Floyd

More than 5,000 people have shown support for naming the new Washington State University medical school for Elson Floyd, who died Saturday of complications from colon cancer.


WSU regents will soon begin process of replacing Floyd

SPOKANE — The board of regents of Washington State University must soon begin the process of replacing school President Elson S. Floyd, who died Saturday of complications from colon cancer.


Influential WSU President Elson Floyd dies of cancer at 59

Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2015, 12:06 p.m.

WSU President Elson Floyd dies after battle with cancer

Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of …


WSU president’s pay second-highest among public institution chief executives

Washington State University President Elson Floyd had the second-highest base pay among public college presidents in the nation in 2014, and he ranked fourth in total compensation, The Chronicle of …


WSU president gets leave to fight cancer

Washington State University President Elson Floyd is taking a leave of absence to battle colon cancer. The request was approved Friday by the university’s board of regents, which was meeting …


WSU President Elson Floyd battling cancer, will take leave

Washington State University President Elson Floyd is taking a leave of absence to battle cancer.


WSU moving on med school plans

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2015, 5:23 p.m.

WSU searching for med school dean

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for fall semester 2017.


Inslee signs bill allowing WSU med school; funding still in flux

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday that allows Washington State University to launch a new medical school in Spokane. But after he was surrounded by supportive legislators …


WSU medical school in Spokane gets Senate OK

OLYMPIA – Washington State University should soon have the authority to start a new medical school on its Spokane campus. The question now is, will it have the money to …


UW to legislators: WSU can have med school – without $5.9M set aside for UW

OLYMPIA – If Washington State University wants to start its own medical school, it should do so without using $5.9 million set aside to expand University of Washington’s Spokane medical …


State legislators support new medical education model

The legislators backing Washington State University’s bid to establish its own Spokane-based medical school said Tuesday the rural doctor shortage is so severe the state needs more than one approach …


Shawn Vestal: WSU, UW med school tiff confounding

Washington State University President Elson Floyd came out recently with some “clarifying” remarks about his university’s plan to go it alone on medical education. He emphasized the ways that WSU’s …


UW study recommends doubling of medical school students, argues against second institution

The battle over medical education in Spokane took an expected twist Friday. A new study commissioned by the University of Washington concludes that doubling the size of its physician training …


WSU med school program would partner with hospitals

Faced essentially with an all-or-nothing ultimatum, Washington State University President Elson Floyd said Thursday he was given no choice but to part ways with the University of Washington over a …