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Scientists urge preparation for catastrophic climate change

Although unlikely, climate change catastrophes, including human extinction, should be more heavily considered by scientists, according to a new commentary article coauthored by WSU archaeologist Tim Kohler.

New grant to help youth in foster care succeed in college

WSU faculty aim to make the transition to higher education less intimidating and more realistic for youth in foster care, thanks to the five‑year, $3.8 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

WSU Extension helps implement new 988 suicide prevention hotline

Anyone in the United States can now call or text the number 9‑8‑8, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if they or someone they know shows signs of crisis, especially suicide.

Office of Academic Engagement kicks off project for migrant high schoolers

The rising juniors and seniors participating in the Dare to Dream program are members of seasonal farmworker families. The program offers students hands‑on instruction in sciences, math, engineering, and self‑development.