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President’s column: WSU tops Pac-12 for athlete scholars

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University student athletes excel on the field, court, baseball diamond and track, not to mention area rivers. Their success takes hours of hard work, dedication and discipline. Many of them also excel in the classroom.

Read all of WSU President Elson S. Floyd’s Perspectives column here.

Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Claire Tousley never knows when the perfect photo opportunity will present itself. Her favorite photo arrived during a break from laying down sprinkler pipes with her uncle in Wyoming. » More …

Undergrads earn scholarships for research in alternative fuels, renewable energy

PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate research in alternative fuels and renewable energy got a boost thanks to support for four Washington State University students from the DeVlieg Foundation and Weyerhaeuser Company. » More …

Nov. 5: Student newspaper sponsors ‘Cougs under the Influence: Liquor, Laws and Learning’

evergreen-logo-180PULLMAN, Wash. – Student alcohol and drug abuse prevention will be the topic of a free, public panel discussion 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the CUB auditorium. The Daily Evergreen student newspaper will host the event and run a series of related articles in advance. » More …

Hackathon: Intense computer programming creation, competition

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Team of senior Shen-En Lin, left, junior Sarah Rausch and junior Joshua Eargood.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Programming-savvy students and their computers took over two floors of the CUE on Saturday for Washington State University’s second annual hackathon.

“Last year we had 30 students; this year we had 96,” said Andrew Bates, a computer science senior and organizer of the event. » More …

Social media tested as job-relevant learning resource rather than distraction to tough computer science learning

comp-sci-photo-80By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – The isolation of problem solving for beginning computer science students can cause them to flounder and fail. It also doesn’t reflect the teamwork that goes on in the computing profession. » More …