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Pandemic brings increased attention to Open Access Week
October 19, 2020

The circumstances brought by COVID‑19 demonstrated why it is essential for universities to support online access to scholarly materials without the barriers often posed by cost and inadequate web accessibility.

More Politics & Society

Read the Constitution out loud on Sept. 17
September 14, 2020

The annual WSU Libraries’ event will be held on Zoom this year. Organized by Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian Lorena O’English, the event celebrates the signing of the Constitution in 1787.

Students invited to tackle housing affordability
September 9, 2020

WSU students and college students from around the region are invited to tackle the challenge of improving affordable housing in the United States as part of the Hack‑A‑House competition.

Fear of Missing Out impacts people of all ages
August 26, 2020

The social anxiety that other people are having fun without you is more associated with loneliness, low self-esteem and low self-compassion than with age, according to new WSU research.

Foley Institute bringing 2020 election lecture series online
August 25, 2020

The first lecture will be given by Lilliana Mason, an associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, on political polarization. It will take place at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27.

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.

Let this work heal
June 23, 2020

Esteban Herevia, an inclusion coordinator for the WSU College of Medicine, uses pride and faith to help communities, families and individuals recognize their power to create a culture of justice and diversity.

Supreme Court ruling affirms DACA policy
June 19, 2020

President Kirk Schulz and other WSU leaders celebrated the Supreme Court ruling to block plans to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy as a victory for students at WSU and across the nation.

Vulnerable populations hardest hit in pandemic labor market
June 18, 2020

Racial and ethnic minorities, people born outside the U.S and women with children were three of the groups that experienced the largest declines in the likelihood of full‑time work and work hours, according to the WSU study.