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Recognizing those who serve us during COVID‑19
July 1, 2020

A summer social media campaign called #FrontlineCougs is recognizing members of the WSU community who are stepping up to serve in essential roles during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Campus and Community

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ITS Maintenance: Pullman campus internet outage on July 18
July 3, 2020

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be performing maintenance on the Pullman Border firewall, resulting in an outage of internet connection to and from the Pullman campus during the maintenance.

Though this outage is only expected to last for 15 minutes, the entire maintenance window is reserved for this work. There may be additional, very brief outages during this maintenance window, as well.

For technical assistance, please contact Crimson Service Desk at

Free Adobe Access ends July 6
July 2, 2020

WSU students’ temporary, at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps ends next Monday, July 6.

Sales tax changes effective 7/1/2020
July 2, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, sales tax rates for several areas are changing. This may affect many departments of the University who sell items across the State.

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Science & Technology

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Pregnancy stereotypes can lead to workplace accidents
June 29, 2020

A study by WSU researchers found that fears of confirming stereotypes about pregnant workers as incompetent, weak or less committed to their job can drive pregnant employees to work extra hard, risking injury.

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Food & Agriculture

Various kinds of peppers.
May 22, 2020

WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardener Betsy Burlingame loves peppers for “their intense flavor,” which ranges from herbaceous and vegetal to sweet and spicy.

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Health & Medicine

Hilary Wright poses with HoneyBee, a 10-year-old Maine Coon, on June 11.
Vets put cat back on track
June 30, 2020

A rare brain surgery performed by WSU veterinarians is giving one retired Japanese show cat a chance at a longer life, free of diabetes.

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Politics & Society

A moment of celebration at Spokane Pride and Rainbow Festival 2019
Let this work heal
June 23, 2020

Esteban Herevia, an inclusion coordinator for the WSU College of Medicine, uses pride and faith to help communities, families and individuals recognize their power to create a culture of justice and diversity.

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Supreme Court ruling affirms DACA policy
June 19, 2020

President Kirk Schulz and other WSU leaders celebrated the Supreme Court ruling to block plans to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy as a victory for students at WSU and across the nation.

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