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WSU Tri-Cities valedictorian aims to improve disabled student opportunities

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Kylie Chiesa, this year’s Washington State University Tri-Cities valedictorian, has always felt she had a special connection to children with developmental and physical disabilities.

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WSU President denounces racist video posting

Last night, I was informed about a highly offensive and racist video that was posted online. The video, which incorporated footage from a student demonstration on Terrell Mall on the Pullman campus in November, was intended to cause pain to our community of color at WSU. It directly impacted our students of color studying for final exams. » More …

Small businesses successes a high for SBDC Star Performer

Steve Burke SBDC Star Performer 2017
Burke

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TUKWILA, Wash. – Steve Burke, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was named the network’s 2017 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in South Seattle. » More …

Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations

PULLMAN, Wash. – Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study that investigated both epigenetic changes – chemical modifications to the DNA – and abnormal neuro-behavior associated with exposure. » More …

Freshman lacrosse goalie, Junior Miss displays grit, glamour

By Adrianna Aumen, WSU College of Arts and Science

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss Teen pageant’s international finals. » More …

WSU researchers find wealth of fish at deep Hawaiian reef

Cori Kane, WSU Vancouver marine biologistBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News science writer

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the “vastly underexplored” deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.

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Gonfalon honor goes to political science, history student

Casey McNicholasBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

Casey McNicholas, a U.S. Army officer and senior in political science and history, has been selected to carry the College of Arts and Sciences gonfalon during Saturday’s commencement ceremony in Beasley Coliseum. » More …