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President Bernardo addresses Oregon college shooting tragedy

Washington State University Interim President Dan Bernardo issued the following statement in reaction to the shootings at Umpqua Community College:

“It was with great shock and sorrow that I learned of the shootings at Umpqua Community College earlier today. While the details continue to unfold, the horror of this tragedy shakes every higher education institution in America to its core.

The loss of any life is tragic, but the death of young people seems especially difficult because of what it represents – a loss of possibility, of potential for the future. The entire Washington State University community and I are holding the Umpqua Community College family in our hearts and minds.”

Hotel ‘greenwashing’ dirties eco-friendly reputation

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

go-green-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of “greenwashing,” a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives.Continue reading

WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed bluetongue virus (BTV) in 42 animals submitted from Washington and Idaho this fall.Continue reading

Supermoon Sunday: A double wow

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Clear skies over the Pacific Northwest Sunday night offered primetime viewing for a rare, celestial double-feature show. In a combined supermoon and full lunar eclipse, not only did the moon appear slightly larger than usual, but it had a red hue to boot.Continue reading

President’s column: The transformation $1 billion can buy

Perspectives-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – We celebrated one of Washington State University’s crowning achievements earlier this month: the successful completion of the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas. With the official party behind us, though, it is important to understand just how lasting the transformation sparked by this campaign will be.Continue reading