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Intern witnesses Supreme Court immigration deliberations
July 18, 2016

By Steve Nakata, Advancement Services

Adi-Villanueva-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University junior Adilenne Villanueva felt anticipation and anxiety while watching the U.S. Supreme Court justices deliberate on a landmark case recently.

Jan. 28 faculty-led workshop: Writing for Gen. 1.5
January 19, 2016

By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach & Innovation

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU has students who are first-generation immigrants. And second-generation. And some who are in-between: Generation 1.5.

Language, immigrant status tied to toxic exposure
October 28, 2015

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Raoul-LievanosPULLMAN, Wash. – New research finds that economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxics than comparable communities of any other racial group in the United States.

Communist Hungary escapee, WSU alumna honored
December 21, 2011

Helen and John Szablya, center, with their family.



The Szablyas after 1956 escape.

SEATTLE, Wash. – Helen M. Szablya and her family in the 1950s made two dangerous but unsuccessful attempts to escape communist Hungary.


Faced with the threat of prison, the Szablyas armed themselves with false identification and made a third run for the border in 1956. The family, including three small children, rode a train to Sopron, then hiked for miles across rugged terrain, finally crossing the Austrian border.


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