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A black and white photo of several men and women at a Juneteenth Celebration in 1880.
New official holiday commemorates end of slavery
June 18, 2021

Juneteenth becomes an official Washington state holiday in 2022, providing symbolically important recognition of a pivotal moment in the nation’s promise of racial equality.

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Gearing up for phased return to in‑person work
June 2, 2021

The policy changes, coupled with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, allow WSU to welcome back all employees safely. The process of returning to physical work locations is expected to begin July 12.

George Floyd One Year Later
May 24, 2021

The WSU community is commemorating the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder with reflection on the issues raised by the tragedy.

Focus on criminal justice reform
May 20, 2021

WSU’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology overhauled its required curriculum in the wake of the George Floyd murder to continue elevating issues of systemic racism, bias and inequity.

Koenig named CAHNRS interim dean
May 20, 2021

Rich Koenig has been named interim dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, effective July 1, following an open, internal search. He will assume the new role on June 7.

WSU receives good news in latest state budgets
May 19, 2021

Washington State University is getting a boost in state funding as part of the 2021–2023 biennial operating and capital budgets signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday.

William Davis named interim vice provost for DAESA
May 18, 2021

Davis has served as the associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine since 2012. He will succeed Mary Wack, who is retiring after serving as vice provost since 2007.