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Symposium eyes value of public research universities

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU President Kirk Schulz will serve as a panelist at a symposium on Tuesday, May 2, that will examine the importance of public research universities in creating an educated citizenry and a robust national research enterprise. » More …

Tri-Cities alumna advocates for support services in D.C.

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Alejandra Cardoso, a recent graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities, was chosen as one of three representatives from Washington state to participate in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s National Policy Seminar March 19-22 in Washington, D.C. » More …

State finance chief to explain state budget on March 6

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – David Schumacher, director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) within Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration, will present “Governor Inslee’s 2017-19 Financial Plan” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Todd Hall 130 at Washington State University. » More …

Professor to testify before Congress about foster care

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

amy-salazar-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Youth in the foster care system receive little support once they turn 18, especially when it comes to pursuing postsecondary education. » More …

Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. » More …

Students learn about ag innovation to address world needs

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agricultural innovation in response to a changing world was a key topic of discussion when three Washington State University students visited with national policy leaders and lawmakers recently. » More …

Congressional leaders learn about WSU initiatives in Everett

By Randy Bolerjack, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett

Cantwell-80EVERETT, Wash. – Making college loans more affordable is a priority, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., told students who shared concerns about college affordability and loan debt during her visit last week to Washington State University North Puget Sound. » More …

Benefits found with state’s innovative parole program

From the Huffington Post

Huffington-post-parole-articleSPOKANE, Wash. – The state’s community supervision of those on parole, called Swift and Certain, recently was evaluated by Washington State University criminal justice researchers. They found the program is improving criminal justice. » More …