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Murrow Interview considers ‘Changing the way you get news’

fletcherheadshotVANCOUVER, Wash. – Dan Fletcher wants to change the way you get news. The former director of news at Facebook and online manager at Time magazine has co-founded a new online venture called Beacon Reader, where subscribers “sponsor” a writer in exchange for access to all Beacon Reader’s online content.

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Former PNNL director appointed as WSU regent

Lura-Powell-PicturePULLMAN, Wash. – Lura J. Powell, former director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a long-standing leader in the U.S. research and technology community, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment today. » More …

Forum focuses on next week’s tobacco-free advisory vote

800px-Papierosa_1_ubt_0069By Robert Strenge, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fewer than 20 Washington State University students and employees turned out to express their opinions and ask questions Thursday evening during a public informational forum held in advance of a scheduled student referendum next week on the issue of whether the university’s Pullman campus should be declared tobacco-free.

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WSU breaks ground for new clean tech laboratory

WSU's Clean Tech Laboratory Building site
WSU’s Clean Tech Laboratory Building site

PULLMAN, Wash. – With representatives of the university’s Board of Regents, senior administration and College of Engineering and Architecture faculty on hand, Washington State University today broke ground for the construction of a new $52.8 million, 96,000-square-foot interdisciplinary clean technology laboratory intended to house science and engineering programs and help address a variety of global and environmental challenges.

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Book recalls Exxon Valdez tragedy 25 years later

book-cover-220PULLMAN, Wash. – As Americans seek to balance increasing energy demands and environmental preservation, the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 25 years ago is examined in the newest release from Washington State University Press, “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.” » More …

Glass art on display at WSU Visitor Center

By Amberly Boone, WSU Visitor Center 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Glass by Dale Chihuly, Lino Taglipietra and other Northwest and international artists is on exhibit at the Brelsford Washington State University Visitor Center, 150 E. Spring St., downtown Pullman. » More …