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Blind trust in social media cements conspiracy beliefs
March 5, 2021

WSU researchers found that people with a strong trust in information found on social media were more likely to believe conspiracies, which falsely explain significant events as part of a secret evil plot.

The Cougar Pride statue at the WSU Pullman campus.
WSU Board of Regents meeting March 11–12
March 5, 2021

Members are expected to take action on several issues including discontinuing required use of the SAT and ACT in the admissions process and one‑time revisions to select mandatory fees for the 2020–21 academic year.

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WSU announces PACCAR Lecture Hall on Pullman campus
February 24, 2021

WSU and the WSU Foundation announced that the Spark Academic Innovation Hubs’ marquee lecture space will be named the PACCAR Lecture Hall, thanks to a generous donation from PACCAR Inc.

Eyes in the sky monitor streamside ecosystems
February 15, 2021

WSU researchers are using satellites and drones to help local conservation districts monitor areas near rivers and streams to help improve agricultural sustainability.

A sanctuary for snakes
February 3, 2021

A nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by two WSU veterinarians is the home of last resort for some of the largest snakes in the world, including anacondas, Burmese pythons and red tail boas.

Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
February 2, 2021

Fortune 500 firms with strong growth profiles are more prone to “cooking the books” than smaller, struggling companies, according to a recent study led by WSU sociologist Jennifer Schwartz.