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Briefs: WSU wins CleanTech Alliance award

WSU wins CleanTech Alliance awardWashington State University was awarded the 2015 CleanTech Alliance Achievement Award during the Alliance's Annual Meeting on Nov. 17. The CleanTech Achievement Award honors a business or organization for making significant...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Business

Spokane WSU medical school hopes to enroll students in 2017

SPOKANE — Officials for Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane are working on an aggressive schedule to win accreditation.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Student, 19, injured in third-story balcony fall in Pullman

PULLMAN — Police in Pullman said a Washington State University student was injured when she fell off a third-story balcony of an off-campus apartment.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Regents approve making WSU campus nicotine-free

SPOKANE — Cigarettes and other products containing nicotine will soon be banned on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, after the Board of Regents approved the ban on Friday.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

Regents told WSU costs $5K a year more than UW

PULLMAN — It costs a typical student about $5,000 more per year to attend Washington State University than the University of Washington in Seattle.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

She's '100 percent Coug'

Hayley Statema helps build Everett's WSU community

Date: 10/28/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

WSU regents to vote on tobacco-free campus

SPOKANE — Tobacco and nicotine products may be banned from the sprawling Washington State University campus in Pullman.The Board of Regents will vote Friday on the proposed ban, which would make WSU one of more than 1,100 tobacco free campuses in the nation.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

WSU researchers working to launch breath test for pot use

TACOMA — Washington State University researchers say they’re close to having a portable breath test that police can use to detect if someone has recently consumed marijuana.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

New program to help WSU students pay for college

PULLMAN — Washington State University has launched a new program designed to help more students pay for college.Under the program, more than 400 students can open a savings account with an interest rate of up to 400 percent and use the funds to pay for college.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Northwest

WSU to start new transfer student program

TRI-CITIES — Washington State University Tri-Cities will be participating in a pilot program that allows transfer students to apply credits earned at the campus toward unfinished associate degrees.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Federal Way wants WSU branch campus

FEDERAL WAY — Federal Way would like to bring a branch campus of Washington State University to south King County, about 10 miles from the University of Washington’s Tacoma campus.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Northwest

Building a home for student success

Two events spoke to the future of Everett and the region on Tuesday. One was about strengthening trade ties with the state's largest international trading partner. The other was about developing a workforce that will supply the goods and services for that trade and help the...

Date: 09/24/2015 | Editorials

Ceremonial ground breaking held for WSU's Everett branch

EVERETT — With the turn of a few shovels of dirt Tuesday, leaders of Washington State University and Snohomish County began preparing a foundation on which will rise a new building and launch a new era for the city.Interim WSU...

Date: 09/23/2015 | Local News

WSU student hospitalized after fall from fire escape

SPOKANE — A Washington State University student was taken to the hospital in critical condition after falling from a third-floor fire escape of a fraternity house Saturday night.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Northwest

WSU’s new Spokane med school to be named for Elson Floyd

SPOKANE — Washington State University’s new medical school in Spokane will be named for the college’s late president, Elson Floyd, who pushed hard to create the school in the final months of his life, the Board of Regents decided Friday.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Northwest

Colleges work together to add parking space at EvCC

EVERETT — Crews are putting the final touches on new and expanded parking lots for Everett Community College students.And when the work is done, there will be a few more spaces for students to choose from when they begin classes next week.Washington State...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Local News

WSU regents hope to pick president by spring

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s board of regents hopes to hire a new president for the school by next spring.The regents held a special meeting Thursday to approve the selection of an executive search firm and to adopt guidelines for the search.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Wicks has stood out among WSU’s backs

PULLMAN — To hear Washington State’s coaches gush about their trio of running backs, you’d think they prefer to never name a starter.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Sports

Last of 3 candidates visiting WSU

SPOKANE — The last of three candidates to become founding dean of the new Washington State University College of Medicine is visiting the Spokane campus.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

'Cougar nation' remembers WSU President Elson Floyd

PULLMAN — Everyone in Washington state seemed to be part of the "Cougar Nation" on Wednesday as students, politicians, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Washington State University to remember President Elson S. Floyd, who died in June.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

WSU, University of Idaho get grant to map wildfire threats

SPOKANE — Researchers at Washington State University and the University of Idaho will be working to map where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

WSU trying to stop hacking attempt

PULLMAN — Washington State University administrators say they are trying to stop a sophisticated hacking attempt they discovered more than a month ago.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Northwest

Doggie in the dorm

Guide dog in training to 'attend' WSU

Date: 08/21/2015 | Local News

Diminutive Lewis plays big on Washington St. offense

LEWISTON, Idaho — Washington State's smallest offensive player made the biggest play of the 2014 season.And he didn't even have the football.Vince Mayle caught a pass from Connor Halliday on a routine slant route and quickly raced upfield. Utah defensive...

Date: 08/13/2015 | Sports

Making the most of a 'rare earth' opportunity

Along with being great Scrabble words, rare earth elements — with names like europium. promethium and scandium — are key components in our cellphones and other consumer electronics as...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Editorials

WSU to study rare earth elements in Everett

They're essential to all electronics.Europium. Promethium. Scandium. And others.The second to last rung on the Periodic Table is devoted to the so-called "rare earth elements," metals that are used in everything from cell phones to wind turbines.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Business

Briefs: Communications director hired at WSU in Everett

Communications director hired at WSU in EverettRandy Bolerjack has joined Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett as the director of communications and public relations, a newly created position. Bolerjack spent five years as a public...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Business

Construction of new WSU building in Everett to begin this month

EVERETT — So they've got the money.What happens now?Washington State University received $54.6 million from the Legislature this summer to construct a building that will be the new home for the university in Everett.Construction on the building...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Business

Higher education’s good year

Much of the Legislature's attention this year was on how it would resolve its mandate to amply fund K-12 basic education. We outlined what remains to be done yesterday.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Editorials

State’s top aerospace adviser leaves Olympia to join WSU

Washington’s aerospace policy director, Alex Pietsch, is leaving Olympia to join Washington State University as an industry liaison this fall.Pietsch’s priority will be to foster close ties between the university’s Everett campus and area businesses.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Business

WSU names provost as interim president

SPOKANE — Provost Daniel J. Bernardo was named interim president of Washington State University on Tuesday during a special meeting of the Pullman-based school’s board of regents.Bernardo has been acting president since the June 20 death of WSU President Elson Floyd.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Northwest

House and Senate honor former president of WSU

OLYMPIA — The House and Senate both passed resolutions honoring the late Washington State University President Elson Floyd, with lawmakers praising him as an advocate for the college and students across the state.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Northwest

WSU medical school might be named for Elson Floyd

SPOKANE — Support is growing to name the new Washington State University medical school for Elson Floyd, the school president who died last weekend of complications from colon cancer.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Northwest

WSU presence will be Elson Floyd's legacy in Everett

EVERETT — Elson Floyd had been Washington State University president about two years when Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson asked him in late 2009 to join forces to plant a WSU flag in the city.Thus began a relationship that spawned WSU...

Date: 06/23/2015 | Local News

WSU regents will soon begin process of replacing Floyd

PULLMAN — The board of regents of Washington State University must soon begin the process of replacing school President Elson S. Floyd, who died Saturday of complications from colon cancer.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest

Elson Floyd: 'Principled, kind' WSU leader was friend of Everett

PULLMAN — Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, whose leadership helped establish WSU's growing presence in Everett, has died at 59 of complications from colon cancer.Floyd had been president since 2007 and

Date: 06/20/2015 | Northwest

WSU, Bellevue College move toward potential partnership

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Washington State University and Bellevue College have taken another step toward a potential future education partnership.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest

Comment on WSU’s Everett building by Monday

EVERETT — The proposed University Center building will be a landmark in the north Everett neighborhood when it gets built.Plans call for a four-story, 95,000-square-foot building in what is now the parking lot of the College Plaza shopping center on North Broadway.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News

WSU president has fourth-highest pay at US public colleges

SEATTLE — Washington State University President Elson Floyd is one of the highest-paid public-college presidents in the country. Members of the WSU Board of regents say he’s worth it.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest

WSU president Elson Floyd granted leave to battle cancer

PULLMAN — Washington State University president Elson S. Floyd has cancer and will take an immediate medical leave from his job.The Washington State University Board of Regents approved the leave on Friday.Floyd says this has been a challenging time for him as he battles cancer.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Northwest

Budget battle in Olympia could delay Everett WSU building

OLYMPIA — Washington State University's plan to construct a new building in Everett faces delay because of the continuing political...

Date: 05/25/2015 | Local News

WSU researchers make jet fuel compound from fungus

RICHLAND — Recent research out of Washington State University Tri-Cities may have you looking at your compost pile in a new light.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Northwest

WSU signs deal to help preserve Hanford artifacts

SPOKANE — Washington State University has signed a contract to help preserve the Manhattan Project and Cold War history of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.WSU Tri-Cities will provide curatorial and archivist services, as well as a repository for the collection.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

WSU moving ahead with medical school

SPOKANE — Washington State University is moving ahead with plans to launch its own medical school in Spokane, President Elson Floyd said Monday.WSU has launched a search for a founding dean of its medical school, and plans to hold its first classes in the fall of 2017, Floyd said.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Northwest

Ex-WSU employee enters not guilty plea in porn case

COLFAX — A former Washington State University employee pleaded not guilty to allegations he possessed child pornography on his work computer.

Date: 04/25/2015 | Northwest

Spring game a springboard for WSU’s Falk

PULLMAN — Although spring games are ultimately spiffed-up practices that serve to widen the football program’s ticket-buying base by giving fans a free taste of the game-day experience, the annual scrimmages have been fairly pivotal in Luke Falk’s Washington State career.

Date: 04/25/2015 | Sports

More college options key to our economy

It has been a year since I joined the team at Washington State University and partnered with Dean Paul Pitre to engage with the community and expand access to higher education and the academic offerings at Everett University Center and WSU North Puget Sound at Everett.What a...

Date: 04/21/2015 | Commentary

Driver in 2001 fatal crash near Pullman released from prison

PULLMAN — A former Pullman man who was convicted of killing three Washington State University students and injuring four others in an automobile crash was released from prison Tuesday.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Northwest

House passes capital budget with local projects intact

OLYMPIA – Money to build a new cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School and a future home for Washington State University in Everett have survived their first legislative test.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Helping hands from Pullman

WSU students commit to aiding Stilly Valley communities

Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News

Dog left for dead now receiving care at WSU

SPOKANE — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest

Inslee signs measure paving way for WSU medical school

OLYMPIA — A bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday ends the 98-year prohibition against opening a medical school at Washington State University.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest

WSU study finds methane emissions dropping in U.S.

SPOKANE — Washington State University researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Northwest

WSU regents approve $20-per-year technology fee

RICHLAND — The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved a student-led proposal to charge undergraduates on the Pullman campus a $20 per-semester technology fee.The fee is slated to begin in the fall.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest

Legislature OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school

OLYMPIA — The Legislature has passed a bill that opens the door for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Northwest

Forward for University Center

With a month remaining before the end of the Legislature's regular session, budget questions bring a mix of anticipation and anxiety for city leaders on transportation projects, educators on school funding, state agencies on their programs and taxpayers for their tax bills.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Editorials

Retired Qwest executive plans run for Edmonds City Council

Retired Qwest Communications Public Policy Director David Teitzel has announced that he will run for the Edmonds City Council position that Councilwoman Joan Bloom now holds.

Date: 03/24/2015 | South County Politics

WSU awaits word on money for expansion in Everett

OLYMPIA — Washington State University’s ability to continue expanding in Everett could become clearer this week.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News

WSU officials respond to fraternity racial incident

PULLMAN — About 100 people met with Washington State University President Elson Floyd this week to discuss a February incident when a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity allegedly made a racial slur against a group of young black women.

Date: 03/13/2015 | Northwest

House OKs bill paving way for WSU medical school in Spokane

OLYMPIA — The House has passed a bill that paves the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane.House Bill 1559 passed on an 81-17 vote Monday night and heads to the Senate for consideration.

Date: 03/09/2015 | Northwest

Arizona St. women pull away for 67-48 win over Cougars

SEATTLE — Sophie Brunner scored eight of her 14 points in the first 5 minutes of the second half, Quinn Dornsauder added 12 points off the bench and No. 9 Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State 67-48 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference...

Date: 03/06/2015 | Sports

All the fish in the sea

Volunteers count eggs to evaluate health of marine waters

Date: 02/27/2015 | Local News

Approve WSU medical school

The need for more doctors, especially primary care physicians, and to have more of them living and working outside the state's major urban areas, is clear.What has been debated recently was whether...

Date: 02/26/2015 | Editorials

WSU to preserve Spokane building for growing campus

SPOKANE — Washington State University has decided to preserve a century-old warehouse as part of its growing campus in Spokane.The university had planned to demolish the six-story Jensen-Byrd building four years ago, but preservationists forced it to withdraw the demolition permit.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Northwest

Kernich-Drew lifts Cougars over ASU

PULLMAN — Dexter Kernich-Drew, making his first start since Nov. 27, scored a career-high 27 points to lead Washington State past Arizona State, 74-71, Friday night.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Sports

State House committee passes med school bill

OLYMPIA — Bills that help clear the way for Washington State University to start a medical school in Spokane have passed both the state House and Senate higher education committees.

Date: 02/10/2015 | Northwest

WSU studies origin of dirty rain

SPOKANE — The mysterious milky rain that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday was the result of a rare weather phenomenon that began nearly 500 miles away near an Oregon lake, a Washington State University meteorologist said Tuesday.

Date: 02/10/2015 | Northwest

WSU medical school bill hits snag over reproductive health

OLYMPIA — A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane hit a snag when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care because of its partnerships with religious...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Northwest

UW, WSU need a doctor pact

We expect Washington State University and the University of Washington to scrap when they face each other in the Apple Cup and in other athletic contests. It's not productive when they squabble over money and academic prestige, particularly when it involves training medical students who...

Date: 02/05/2015 | Editorials

WSU seeks funding for 4-story campus in Everett

EVERETT – Regents of Washington State University know where they want to construct the future home of the University Center of North Puget Sound.Now they need to convince state legislators to provide money for WSU to build it.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

Construction designs approved for WSU center in Everett

EVERETT — Construction is scheduled to start in July on a $71 million Washington State University building in Everett.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Business

Supreme Court decision in WSU golf case long in coming

SPOKANE — Golf is slow, but this is ridiculous.The state Supreme Court in May 2013 heard arguments in a case involving the use of water from a declining aquifer to irrigate Washington State University’s new golf course. Nearly two years later, the court has yet to issue a decision.

Date: 02/01/2015 | Northwest

Everett mayor gives progress report on city

EVERETT — Medical schools, commercial air travel and light rail to Everett are some of the issues Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson promised to push for in the coming year.Stephanson used his annual State of Everett address Thursday to revisit the progress made on the...

Date: 01/30/2015 | Local News

UW, WSU consider partnerships on Seattle’s eastside

SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Washington State University are considering expansion on Seattle’s eastside through partnerships with other colleges, The Seattle Times reported.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Northwest

Everett considers tax exemption to promote student housing

EVERETT — City planners are considering a move that will encourage more multifamily development along North Broadway, and they are reaching out to residents of the nearby Northwest and Delta neighborhoods for feedback.A neighborhood meeting is scheduled Thursday to...

Date: 01/12/2015 | Local News

WSU studies green winter road technology

SPOKANE — Researchers at Washington State University are working on environmentally friendly ways that use less salt to reduce snow and ice on roads.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Northwest

WSU graduate killed in Australia siege

PULLMAN — The cafe manager killed in the deadly siege in Sydney was a graduate of Washington State University.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Northwest

Washington State regents approve health clinic

SPOKANE — Washington State University’s board of regents on Friday approved the designs for a teaching health clinic on the WSU Spokane campus.The Spokane Teaching Health Center is a consortium of WSU, Providence Health Care and Empire Health Foundation.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Northwest

Bills unveiled for new medical school

SPOKANE— Two state legislators from Spokane will propose bills to create a new medical school in Spokane under the control of Washington State University.

Date: 12/01/2014 | Northwest

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