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‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Lois-JamesSPOKANE, Wash. – Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than against armed white or Hispanic suspects. » More …

Oct. 2: Venture capitalist provides insights for saving society

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

nick-hanauerPULLMAN, Wash. – A “proud and unapologetic capitalist” and member of the 1 percent, Nick Hanauer will bring his searing view of U.S. economic policies to Pullman and Spokane, Wash., on Oct. 2 in two free, public presentations of Washington State University’s Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Lecture. » More …

Federal grant to support nurse practitioner students

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Cindy-FitzgeraldSPOKANE, Wash. – A nurse practitioner degree program at Washington State University will recruit six students from underrepresented groups through a new grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. » More …

Nurse embodies WSU vision for sustainable health care

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

SchenkSPOKANE, Wash. – A pioneering expert in green health care has been hired by the Washington State University College of Nursing to integrate environmentally sustainable content into its nursing courses. » More …