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Sign up for April 15 obstacle race by April 13

By Chet Broberg, University Recreation

PULLMAN, Wash. – The second annual Rugged Coug Race on Saturday, April 15, at Washington State University will present participants with a variety of obstacles – wall climbs, tire flips, cinder block carries and more – and a surprise finish. » More …

Sept. 16, 27, 29: Policing, education, refugee crises considered

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Policing and race in America, school funding in Washington and Mideast refugees in Europe are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service this month at Washington State University. » More …

Sept. 7: How racial change will affect election, country

David-DomkeSEATTLE – “Tectonic social change” means that the November U.S. presidential election will “define this nation for generations,” according to author David Domke. He will be the featured speaker at a sold-out annual lunch Sept. 7 for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center. » More …

Feb. 29: Effects of police bias, fatigue, distraction discussed

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The implications of racial bias, fatigue and distracted driving on the police and communities they serve will be discussed at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in CUE 203 at Washington State University as part of the free, public common reading lecture series. » More …

April 3: Live stream panel discussion on race, policing

BlackBrownBlue-headVANCOUVER, Wash. – A free, public panel discussion, “Black, Brown and Blue: Diverse perspectives on race, policing and justice,” will be 1:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, at Washington State University Vancouver and live streamed at http://youtube.com/wsuvancouver. » More …

‘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 …