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Campus and Community
The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus
WSU pledges support for international students
July 8, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz and other university leaders are working to develop strategies to retain international students, ensuring opportunities for them to pursue higher education.

Science & Technology
A stream viewed from above where half of the water is lighter due to hydrogen sulfide.
Several fish adapt in same way to toxic water
July 9, 2020

A new study challenges the idea of evolutionary chance by finding that at least 10 different lineages of fish have adapted to live in an extreme environment using the same mechanism.

Health & Medicine
Terri the tortoise makes a turnaround
July 8, 2020

A tortoise believed to be run over by a vehicle could live another 90 years thanks to the care of Washington State University veterinarians.

Campus and Community

Pat Chun
Pat Chun named to NCAA Division I Council
July 9, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has appointed Washington State University Director of Athletics Pat Chun to its Division I Council. Chun’s four-year appointment began July 1, 2020.

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New library guide offers anti-racism resources
July 7, 2020

The guide serves as a starting point for resources to learn about and engage in anti‑racism. Patrons will find reading lists as well as a list of books and more from the WSU Libraries’ collections.

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Upcoming Retirement Webinars
July 10, 2020

July and August are bringing many live webinars on a variety of retirement topics by both of our plan vendors, TIAA and the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).

Shared Leave
July 9, 2020

Miguel Leon, WSU Prosser IAREC, has been approved for shared leave.

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 509-335-4521, or send in a shared-leave donation form to zip 1014, French 139. 

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Science & Technology

Pregnant woman in green shirt standing before wooden door
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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