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Washington Apple
12:47 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

WSU Names New Apple Variety With Starburst Spots 'Cosmic Crisp'

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The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name.

The apple will be called the Cosmic Crisp.

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Sexual Assault
7:58 am
Fri May 2, 2014

WSU, U-Idaho Under Investigation For Sex Assault Complaints

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Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among the schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases.

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Oso Slide
11:59 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Universities, Bank Offer Financial Relief For Victims As Slide Death Toll Rises To 30

Emergency workers walk at the scene of a deadly mudslide that happened over a week earlier, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Washington State University will waive next year's tuition and fees for students who live near the site of the deadly March 22 mudslide in Snohomish County, school leaders announced this week.

The slide "was such an obvious tragedy for our state and for the folks in that area that the troops rallied early and discussions started about how WSU could help," said university spokesperson Kathy Barnard.

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Cougar Wine
10:42 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Second Release Of WSU's Student-Made Wine Hitting Store Shelves This Week

Amos Morgan Washington State University

Washington State University’s viticulture and enology’s facility won’t open in the Tri-Cities until next spring, but students aren’t waiting to bottle and sell their own wines.

And, with the help of local winemakers, they’ve already sold out of their first release.

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Happy Accidents
3:31 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Chance Finding at WSU Lights Up Possibilities in Physics, Computing

Researcher Marianne Tarun seals an ampoule containing a unique crystal.
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An accidental breakthrough by Washington State University researchers might someday lead to much more powerful computers.

It began when graduate student Marianne Tarun was working with a particular kind of crystal, strontium titanate, in a WSU physics lab. The crystal has strange electrical properties, which interests engineers and computer scientists.

One day she discovered, to her surprise, that something had changed.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Wash. universities look to 'redshirt' freshman engineers for one year

University of Washington's electrical engineering building is seen in this photo.
Curtis Cronn Flickr

Some freshmen engineering students at Washington’s largest universities will get an extra year to find their footing, thanks to a new “academic redshirting” program.  

The idea of redshirting comes from college sports, and here’s how it works: When Huskies quarterback Keith Price joined up as a freshman in 2009, he didn’t take the field. Instead he got a year of practice and workouts to acclimate before starting his four years of eligibility.

Now the University of Washington, along with Washington State University, want to apply that to academics.

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Washington State University
10:45 am
Tue November 27, 2012

4th WSU student falls from building

PULLMAN, Wash. – A 19-year-old man is at least the fourth Washington State University student to fall out of a campus building this school year.

Police say alcohol likely played a role in three of the falls.

The latest incident occurred early Sunday morning, when a student who had been drinking fell from a fraternity house balcony. Griffin Healey was in a Spokane hospital with head injuries.

Other News
9:52 am
Thu October 11, 2012

WSU student survives 11-story fall

PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University student has survived a fall from the 11th story of a dormitory building.

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Education
8:57 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Software glitch causes problems in WSU first week

PULLMAN, Wash. — A glitch in a new, multimillion-dollar software system is disrupting the first week of classes at Washington State University for students and parents who depend on financial aid.

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Washington State University
9:23 am
Tue June 19, 2012

WSU combats rise in substance, sex abuse; chancellor heads to new job

John Fraire, WSU's vice president of student affairs, says the emphasis on student safety results from an increase in substance and sex abuse taking place on the Pullman campus and throughout the country in recent years.
Jimmy Emmerson Flickr

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will do more this fall to ensure that incoming freshmen are better prepared to make healthy choices when it comes to drugs, alcohol and sex.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

WSU scientists save bald eagle

SPOKANE, Wash. — Scientists at Washington State University were able to save a bald eagle that was found in Idaho suffering from lead poisoning, and this week they released the majestic predator back into the wild.

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Sports with Art Thiel
9:00 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Pride, possible coaching jobs on the line in Apple Cup

Washington players celebrate with the Apple Cup trophy after they defeated Washington State 35-28 last year in Pullman.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

It's Apple Cup time again! The annual cross-state rivalry game between the University of Washington and Washington State University will be played at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says there's not much at stake for the players beyond bragging rights. But for two coaches, it's a different story.

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College Athletics
11:03 am
Thu October 27, 2011

WSU Regents considering $80 million Martin Stadium upgrade

The Regents of Washington State University are considering a Martin Stadium upgrade project that would cost an estimated $80 million.

When Oregon State University defeated Washington State University in college football last Saturday, it did so with five team members who had been heavily recruited by WSU.

“They loved Washington State, loved everything about it, their parents were crazy about it. They ended up going to Oregon State—now this is not Oregon, Oregon State, primarily because of their facilities,” says Bill Moos, WSU's director of intercollegiate athletics.

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Washington State University
8:24 am
Fri October 7, 2011

WSU frat learns kicking down sorority door is not a 'prank'

PULLMAN, Wash. — Five members of a Washington State University fraternity have been arrested for what they call a "porch raid" prank and what police call residential burglary.

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Sports with Art Thiel
11:03 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Preview: WSU starts season strong

Washington State Cougars wide receiver Jeffrey Solomon hauls in a touchdown pass during the first half of last year’s WSU/UCLA match-up. The Cougars and Bruins play again on Saturday, with WSU off to a strong start this season.
Chris Carlson AP Photo

Washington State University's football program is off to its best start since 2006. Following an improbable win against Colorado last week, the Cougars are preparing to take on UCLA this weekend, under the leadership of backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael.

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