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2007 WSU drinking water report available
April 21, 2008


WSU Environmental Health and Safety has issued the 2007 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report that summarizes the drinking water quality for the Pullman campus system.

The US Environmental Protection Agency requires that large public water systems issue an annual Consumer Confidence Report to the users of the drinking water system.  The annual drinking water quality report explains where the water comes from, what it contains, and the water sampling and treatment that WSU performs to prevent health risks. 

To obtain a copy of the report, to ONLINE @ or contact Gene Patterson at 335-3041,, for details.

Academic self-reviewsnow up for viewing
March 26, 2008

Self-reviews completed by individual program units as part of the Academic Affairs Program Prioritization (AAPP) process are now online at

Members of the WSU community are encouraged to read the reports and comment on them. All comments posted by April 3 will be forwarded to the phase II task force which has been charged with making recommendations regarding which programs should be targeted for growth and investment, which should be maintained at current levels and which should be either consolidated or phased out.

The website has links to 135 reports that arrived in a variety of formats including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and … » More …

Provost’s progress report online
March 21, 2008

“During this academic year, we have been working on three equally important and parallel efforts that ultimately will have a significant impact on the future of WSU. The first is updating our Strategic Plan.  The second is Academic Affairs Program Prioritization (AAPP).  The third is preparation for our 10-year reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).”


 To read the complete report, visit


Research shows drop in proper restraints
November 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Washingtonians may lead the nation in buckling up when they drive, but recent research at WSU shows the state’s drivers are not nearly so conscientious when it comes to providing proper child safety restraints for the children riding with them.

Just last month, a study conducted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission showed more than 96 percent of Washington’s drivers are buckling themselves up when they hit the road.

In contrast, only roughly half the children weighing under 40 pounds and less than 18 percent of children weighing between 40 … » More …

Report concludes redevelopment too costly
September 22, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. – A report on the Washington State University-owned Jensen-Byrd building by SERA Architects of Portland concludes that current market conditions are not favorable for profitable redevelopment of the Spokane building, and that the structure has a number of physical constraints that rule out some types of adaptive reuse.University officials will hold a public information session Oct. 27 to present and discuss the full findings of the report. Representatives of the consulting firm will attend.As part of planning for private development of the Pine Street Project, a five-acre WSU property on the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane’s University District, the university selected SERA to conduct … » More …

Graduate future demands culture change
February 17, 2006

The Graduate Education Commission, after a year of gathering and analyzing data, has completed its assignment, emerging with a proposed 10-year road map that could dramatically “change the future of the university.” Its recommendations, if enacted, are intended to move the graduate program “out of the 20th century” and position the university as an educational leader both nationally and among its peers. The 26-member “blue ribbon” commission — comprised of 19 faculty, six ex officio members from all colleges and most campuses, and one external member — put its stamp of approval on the 33-page proposal on Friday, Feb. 10. The report addresses everything from … » More …

Center for Human Rights releases quarterly report
September 2, 2005

Among recent initiatives at the Center for Human Rights (CHR) is a Quarterly Human Rights Report, which will share information with WSU employees, students and others about complaints received by CHR. The first report, covering April-June, can be accessed from Sánchez, CHR director, said among his highest priorities is strengthening communication between his office and the greater community.“The reports provide concrete facts upon which we can anchor discussions about human rights policies and practices,” he said. The reports will discuss the types of complaints received, including where they originate and what results from their investigation. By documenting incidents consistently, Sánchez said that over … » More …

Access hate, bias reporting form online
March 18, 2005

Hate/bias incidents may be reported to WSU online through the new website of the Office of Equity and Diversity, As part of the development of the office, Interim Vice President Michael J. Tate has given the charge of managing the reports to the Center for Human Rights. “By centralizing these reports in CHR, our central compliance office, we hope to streamline the process and provide high-quality service to the community,” Tate said. A bias incident is one which, although not criminal in nature, does have the effect of discriminating, stereotyping, excluding or harassing people based on some part of their identity. A hate … » More …