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Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU
October 3, 2017

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing.

WSU developing innovative technology to improve policing, public safety
July 12, 2017

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

Axon Flex 2 shoulder cameraPULLMAN, Wash. – As the nation grapples with policing and security issues, criminal justice experts at WSU are developing innovative technology to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety.

Addressing social justice through art
June 15, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A graduation cap, winding stairs, prison bars, open books, a happy family, a dangling key — these and many other meaningful images play across a vibrant mural created by social-justice minded WSU students to convey a transformative message.

Freshman lacrosse goalie, Junior Miss displays grit, glamour
May 3, 2017

By Adrianna Aumen, WSU College of Arts and Science

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss Teen pageant’s international finals.

March 30-31: Symposium features updates on police culture
March 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Changing Police Culture” is the theme of a March 30-31 symposium on the Washington State University Spokane campus with presentations ranging from stress and suicide to sleep and performance to how research in the field has affected police training, policies and practice.

March 30: Criminal justice, prisons focus of philosophy talks
March 22, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Criminal justice, mass incarceration and factors that undermine democracy will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and a related talk at Washington State University on Thursday, March 30.

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award
October 27, 2016

deke-gassettBONNEY LAKE, Wash. – After a bomb exploded in a Washington State University dorm in 1979, student resident advisor Deke Gassett organized fundraising for the WSU police to acquire more protective Kevlar vests. While a drug enforcement agent just eight years later, Gassett himself was protected by a Kevlar vest, saved others’ lives and won awards for his actions.

Oct. 7: Annual Pre-Law Day connects students, alumni
October 5, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fifth annual Pre-Law Day will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in CUE 518 with keynote speaker Brenda Williams, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and associate dean of the University of Washington School of Law.