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March 30-31: Symposium features updates on police culture
March 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Changing Police Culture” is the theme of a March 30-31 symposium on the Washington State University Spokane campus with presentations ranging from stress and suicide to sleep and performance to how research in the field has affected police training, policies and practice.

March 30: Criminal justice, prisons focus of philosophy talks
March 22, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Criminal justice, mass incarceration and factors that undermine democracy will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and a related talk at Washington State University on Thursday, March 30.

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award
October 27, 2016

deke-gassettBONNEY LAKE, Wash. – After a bomb exploded in a Washington State University dorm in 1979, student resident advisor Deke Gassett organized fundraising for the WSU police to acquire more protective Kevlar vests. While a drug enforcement agent just eight years later, Gassett himself was protected by a Kevlar vest, saved others’ lives and won awards for his actions.

Oct. 7: Annual Pre-Law Day connects students, alumni
October 5, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The fifth annual Pre-Law Day will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in CUE 518 with keynote speaker Brenda Williams, co-director of the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic and associate dean of the University of Washington School of Law.

ROTC student completes ‘10 toughest days in Army’
October 3, 2016

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

matthew-peterson-headPULLMAN, Wash. – ROTC senior cadet Matthew Peterson recently completed “The 10 Toughest Days in the Army” – successfully graduating from the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Grad student finds research, speaking success
September 28, 2016

By Cheryl Reed, Graduate School

PULLMAN, Wash. – With 10 national speaking engagements scheduled between June and February, doctoral student Amber Morczek is earning distinction for discussing difficult topics in an honest and nonthreatening manner.

Panel tackles police-involved violence, race
September 28, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – In the wake of police-involved shootings that left two black men dead in two cities, Washington State University hosted an expert panel discussion on race and policing in America.

Research examines effect of pot legalization on policing
September 27, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking a $1 million, three-year study of how the state’s legalization of marijuana has affected law enforcement and crime. The study will look at state, county and tribal police jurisdictions, as well as policing in neighboring states.

Sept. 7: Gender-based violence topic of common reading talk
September 7, 2016

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

Amber-MorczekPULLMAN, Wash. – The impacts on society of a cultural framework that normalizes violence against women will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University common reading lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in CUE 203.