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Professor to testify before Congress about foster care
December 1, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

amy-salazar-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Youth in the foster care system receive little support once they turn 18, especially when it comes to pursuing postsecondary education.

Oct. 5: McMorris Rodgers and Pakootas debate
September 27, 2016

foley-300PULLMAN, Wash. – A debate between candidates for the state’s 5th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Pullman, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

New addition to database of U.S. Congressional documents
August 31, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

great-plains-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Students and scholars of the U.S. Congress can access historical House and Senate reports and documents through a Washington State University Libraries’ database.

Oct. 31: Meet candidate for U.S. Congress
October 22, 2014

RodgersPULLMAN, Wash. – A political discussion with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, incumbent Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from Washington’s 5th District, will be at noon Friday, Oct. 31, in Bryan 308.

Sequestration cuts to higher ed hurt U.S. competitiveness
December 4, 2013

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – Congressional leaders face a critical deadline next week – they must reach a budget agreement by Dec. 13 or the next round of sequester cuts goes into effect, reducing vital government programs by billions of dollars for the second year in a row.

Foley remodel makes room for events, memories
June 24, 2013


PULLMAN, Wash. – Pieces of political history are on display at the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service, thanks to recently completed renovations and additions. The institute is a place for study and discussion of public affairs and public policy research, as well as student involvement.


“Having our own space to host events and display the large collection of congressional furnishings and political memorabilia has been a long term goal,” said Cornell Clayton, institute director.


Remodel follows relocation


The institute was founded in 1995 to honor the service of Tom Foley, who represented the citizens of eastern … » More …

Kweisi Mfume to speak at the Annual Public Affairs Lecture Series
April 1, 2009

VANCOUVER – Kweisi Mfume, former U.S. Congressman and CEO of the NAACP, will take the podium at WSU Vancouver’s fifth Annual Public Affairs Lecture Series. Mfume will touch on some of today’s most pressing topics in his address, “Race, Class and Economic Recovery in Obama’s America.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Fort Vancouver High School Auditorium.

Mfume has become one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals. On his journey through politics and business, Mfume has been a Baltimore city councilman, a five-term U.S. congressman and chief executive officer of the … » More …

Authors to brief Congress on reading
October 3, 2008

PULLMAN—  Stephen B Krucer, associate professor of language and literacy education at WSU, is a co-author in the new book, What Research REALLY Says about Teaching and Learning to Read, published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).


Krucer contributed a chapter on the nature of the reading process and also edited the book, which is set for release in October. Kucer is a College of Education faculty member at WSU Vancouver. 


The premise of a new book is how learning to read means mastering letters and sounds and … » More …

WSU projects funded in fed’s omnibus package
December 31, 2007

PULLMAN –- WSU programs in agricultural research and the health sciences in Spokane are among those that will benefit from allocations in the new omnibus federal budget, signed into law by President George W. Bush Wednesday.

“This funding will play an important role in promoting education, research and economic development for our state and region,” said President Elson S. Floyd. “We greatly appreciate the leadership role played by Sen. Patty Murray, and support of the state’s congressional delegation in targeting this money to worthwhile programs here in Washington.”

The bill includes $1.9 million toward construction of a new USDA Agricultural Research Service building … » More …