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March 8: Athlete protests not new, says speaker
March 6, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Activism by contemporary athletes and its effects on the public will be discussed by Thabiti Lewis, associate professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, at 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Cleveland Hall 255 at WSU Pullman.

WSU committed to free expression, access to higher ed
October 18, 2016

Statement in advance of the Oct. 19 Trump Wall protest and counterprotest at WSU:

PULLMAN, Wash. – As we noted in a message emailed to the Washington State University community earlier this month, WSU cherishes freedom of expression on its campuses. In fact, protecting the free exchange of ideas while encouraging dialogue that is constructive, respectful and civil is one of the university’s core values.

Sept. 8: Opening reception for WSU student protest exhibit
August 29, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – The familiar return of 20-somethings to Washington State University marks another start to an academic year. But a new historic exhibit on campus is a reminder that WSU during 1969-70 looked very different.

Exhibit on student protest opens at WSU library
June 28, 2016

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

protestersPULLMAN, Wash. – A new exhibit from Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reveals the history of student protest on the Pullman campus during the incendiary years of Kent State and Vietnam.

Through June 12: Historic poster exhibit at WSU Spokane
May 29, 2015

By Kevin Dudley, WSU Spokane

boycott-poster-detailSPOKANE, Wash. – A historic poster exhibit, “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” will be on the Washington State University Spokane campus June 3-12 in the Phase One building’s ground floor gallery.

Freedom Rider, sit-ins leader to speak Wednesday
January 21, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Nash,-lunch-counter-60PULLMAN, Wash. – In in the early 1960s, Diane Nash dared to sit at a restaurant counter that served whites only. She directed the famed Freedom Rider buses across the Deep South. She served time in a Jackson, Miss., jail. Pregnant.

President responds to student, faculty rally
April 2, 2009

 

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Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today)


 

Scores of students and faculty rallied at noon Thursday on the Glenn Terrell Mall to show support for programs and employees that might be cut as a result of impending state budget reductions. At about 1 p.m., the crowd, picket signs in hand, moved east to French Administration Building where they surrounded much of the second and third floor stairway landings and began chanting demands for information on possible budget cuts, teacher and staff layoffs, and program cuts.

 

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Students decry racism
February 23, 2005

More than 200 Washington State University students chanted and marched throughout the hallways in the French Administration and Lighty buildings from about 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Student placards and chants called for an end to racism. The students called for a meeting with President V. Lane Rawlins to discuss their concerns. However, Rawlins was out of town. As an alternative, the students were offered the opportunity to meet with several other university executives to discuss their demands, but they said they preferred to meet with the president. A proposed meeting is being arranged in early March between students and Rawlins.

Students protest war
March 6, 2003

Approximately 60 students and others from the WSU community joined forces Thursday, March 6, to protest the potential war with Iraq. Protesters marched from the CUB to French Ad, where they met with several administration officials to discuss their concerns. President V. Lane Rawlins and other administrators will meet with students again at noon Friday, March 7, in the CUB, to discuss the issue. (Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.)