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Oct. 21: Police chiefs discuss law enforcement, society
October 14, 2015

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Changes in law enforcement to meet societal needs and demands will be discussed by Pullman and Washington State University police chiefs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in CUE 203 at WSU. The free, public talk is tied to WSU’s common reading, “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson.

‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings
September 2, 2014

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.

WSU plans to test emergency siren system
August 13, 2007

To improve emergency communication abilities, Washington State University has installed a new siren/public announcement speaker system on its Pullman campus. The directional speakers — each rated at 115 decibels — were mounted last week on the roof tops of five buildings.

The speaker manufacturer, Acoustic Technology Incorporated Systems, will be on campus testing and adjusting the speakers later this week for volume and direction.

“We want everyone in the community to know that when they hear sirens sounding this week, it is just a test, not an emergency,” said Chris Tapfer, emergency management coordinator.

The purpose of the siren/speaker system is to provide … » More …

How to help survivors and honor Moscow victims
May 23, 2007

Last week’s tragedy in Moscow had a impact on the area’s community, including Washington State University. Many of WSU employees are asking what can be done to offer assistance and express their grief and support. Following is a brief summary in that regard.Becky Newbill – wife of the slain Moscow Police Officer, Lee Newbill – has been a teacher in the WSU Children’s Center for nearly 10 years. Her own children and grandchildren are in the process of traveling to Moscow from Oklahoma, Germany and Montana. A collection is being taken to help defray travel expenses. If you would like to contribute, donations will be … » More …

33 dead at Virginia Tech; WSU offers counseling
April 16, 2007

A lone gunman went on a shooting rampage Monday morning, April 16, at Virginia Tech univerversity, murdering at least 32 people, injuring about 29 others, then committing suicide, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Identification of some of the vicitims are starting to be released and are being posted online on some major media websites, like CNN and some of those below.The gunman, has been identified as Seung-hui Cho, 23, a registered alien of Korean nationality and a senior English student at Virginia Tech. According to the Associated Press, the English department’s director of creative writing, Lucinda Roy, described Cho as “troubled.” The English … » More …