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University Affairs
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WSU awarded $4 million in education grants
August 11, 2020

The funding will be used to provide intensive advising, peer mentoring, emergency aid and discipline-specific support to veterans, STEM students and future teachers.

Campus and Community

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ASCC opens academic hotline
August 12, 2020

The university has established an “academic hotline” for WSU Pullman students, faculty and staff. The hotline is available to provide information, resources and referrals to those in need.

WSU named 2019 Tree Campus USA
August 11, 2020

The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, has named WSU a 2019 Tree Campus USA.

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Request a copy of “Born a Crime” before the semester starts
August 12, 2020

For the 2020-21 academic year the entire WSU system will be partnering to offer Common Reading programming related to the use of Trevor Noah’s memoir Born a Crime (Pullman, Global, Tri Cities, Spokane, and Everett campuses) and Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi’s 2019 collection Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture and Identity (Vancouver).

December reduced operations
August 12, 2020

WSU will be closed Thursday, December 24, 2020, Friday, December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021, in observance of University Holidays.

Celebrating Excellence Banquet canceled
August 12, 2020

The annual Celebrating Excellence Banquet, at which the University recognizes outstanding faculty and staff, has been canceled for 2020 due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Science & Technology

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Glacial stream insect may tolerate warmer waters
July 27, 2020

The mountain stonefly, an endangered aquatic insect that lives in icy streams fed by glaciers, can tolerate warmer water temperatures at least temporarily, according to a study co-led by Scott Hotaling.

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Measuring the unknown
July 23, 2020

A WSU professor has received a $673,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to determine how the amount of groundwater has been changing in the Columbia Basin and why.

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Politics & Society

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To dream the impossible dream
July 21, 2020

The clamor for affordable housing has risen to the breaking point across the state. A WSU effort is exploring solutions that could involve a reshaping of our vision of housing.

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