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WSU developing innovative technology to improve policing, public safety

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – As the nation grapples with policing and security issues, criminal justice experts at WSU are developing innovative technology to improve police–community relations, officer training and public safety.

Addressing social justice through art

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A graduation cap, winding stairs, prison bars, open books, a happy family, a dangling key — these and many other meaningful images play across a vibrant mural created by social-justice minded WSU students to convey a transformative message.

Heroic law officer, devoted Cougar receives alumni award

BONNEY 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 […]

Advancing social justice: Renowned sociologist, criminologist to speak, accept Wilson Award Oct. 17

PULLMAN, Wash.—A nationally prominent sociologist and expert in crime studies will discuss poverty, crime and social structures of American cities and neighborhoods in a free, public presentation on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Washington State University in Pullman.