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WSU alumna to appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Alexiss Turner, WSU Student Affairs

wsus blakey-americas-got-talent PULLMAN, Wash. – Lareesa Marquette-Blakely, a ’15 WSU alumna, will perform on “America’s got Talent,” 8 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, Aug. 29, on NBC. » More …

WSU rugby travels ‘across the pond,’ tackles best world club teams

WSU womens rugby game in LondonBy Steve Nakata, Student Activities

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University women’s rugby players returned from their historic spring trip to London with some bumps and bruises, but it’s the memories of competing against some of the world’s best club teams, seeing famous landmarks, and building camaraderie that they’ll remember the most.

After months of planning, fundraising, and training, the team—ranked seventh nationally in the most recent Division I poll—became the first WSU sport club in over 30 years to compete internationally.

WSU rugby team in London» More …

Worsening freezing fog will create icy threat this weekend

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – The freezing fog that’s been coming and going this week in the eastern half of Washington state is expected to intensify, causing slick roads and decreased visibility throughout the weekend. » More …

WSU reaffirms support for student conduct process

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s vice president of student affairs on Friday reaffirmed the university’s support of the university’s student conduct process in the wake of questions raised by the Seattle Times and allegations made by APIC and other organizations. » More …

WSU scientists collaborate on ‘gene therapy in a box’

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane researchers have collaborated on a tabletop device that can genetically manipulate blood to treat cancer, HIV and other diseases without expensive processing facilities.  » More …

If life can make it here, it can make it anywhere

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Dirk Schulze-MakuchPULLMAN, Wash. – If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms. » More …

Alumnus builds civic leadership on engineering degree

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Erik-0035ABERDEEN, Wash. – The practical problem-solving Erik Larson learned as a civil engineering student at Washington State University is serving him well in politics. His term as mayor will begin in January in Aberdeen, a small Washington town located about an hour west of Olympia. » More …