Washington State University http://kplu.org en Universities, Bank Offer Financial Relief For Victims As Slide Death Toll Rises To 30 http://kplu.org/post/universities-bank-offer-financial-relief-victims-slide-death-toll-rises-30 <p>Washington State University will waive next year's tuition and fees for students who live near the site of the deadly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/death-toll-oso-slide-climbs-27" style="line-height: 1.5;">March 22 mudslide</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Snohomish County</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, school leaders announced this week.</span></p><p>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.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:59:46 +0000 Kyle Stokes & The Associated Press 15619 at http://kplu.org Universities, Bank Offer Financial Relief For Victims As Slide Death Toll Rises To 30 Second Release Of WSU's Student-Made Wine Hitting Store Shelves This Week http://kplu.org/post/second-release-wsus-student-made-wine-hitting-store-shelves-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington State University’s viticulture and </span>enology’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> facility won’t open in the Tri-Cities until next spring, but students aren’t waiting to bottle and sell their own wines.</span></p><p>And, with the help of local winemakers, they’ve already sold out of their first release.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:42:56 +0000 Anna King 13324 at http://kplu.org Second Release Of WSU's Student-Made Wine Hitting Store Shelves This Week Chance Finding at WSU Lights Up Possibilities in Physics, Computing http://kplu.org/post/chance-finding-wsu-lights-possibilities-physics-computing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An </span><a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/wsu-add111313.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">accidental breakthrough </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">by Washington State University researchers might someday lead to much more powerful computers.</span></p><p>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.</p><p>One day she discovered, to her surprise, that something had changed.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:31:01 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11105 at http://kplu.org Chance Finding at WSU Lights Up Possibilities in Physics, Computing Wash. universities look to 'redshirt' freshman engineers for one year http://kplu.org/post/wash-universities-look-redshirt-freshman-engineers-one-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some freshmen engineering students at Washington’s largest universities will get an extra year to find their footing, thanks to a new “academic </span>redshirting”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program. &nbsp;</span></p><p>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.</p><p>Now the University of Washington, along with Washington State University, want to apply that to academics.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8740 at http://kplu.org Wash. universities look to 'redshirt' freshman engineers for one year 4th WSU student falls from building http://kplu.org/post/4th-wsu-student-falls-building <p>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.</p><p>Police say alcohol likely played a role in three of the falls.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:45:18 +0000 The Associated Press 7200 at http://kplu.org WSU student survives 11-story fall http://kplu.org/post/wsu-student-survives-11-story-fall <p>PULLMAN, Wash. — A Washington State University student has survived a fall from the 11th story of a dormitory building.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:52:57 +0000 The Associated Press 6685 at http://kplu.org Software glitch causes problems in WSU first week http://kplu.org/post/software-glitch-causes-problems-wsu-first-week <p>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.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:57:53 +0000 The Associated Press 6060 at http://kplu.org WSU combats rise in substance, sex abuse; chancellor heads to new job http://kplu.org/post/wsu-combats-rise-substance-sex-abuse-chancellor-heads-new-job <p>PULLMAN, Wash. &mdash; 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.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:23:42 +0000 The Associated Press 5328 at http://kplu.org WSU combats rise in substance, sex abuse; chancellor heads to new job WSU scientists save bald eagle http://kplu.org/post/wsu-scientists-save-bald-eagle <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; 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.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:12:07 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 4451 at http://kplu.org WSU scientists save bald eagle Pride, possible coaching jobs on the line in Apple Cup http://kplu.org/post/pride-possible-coaching-jobs-line-apple-cup <p>It&#39;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.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says there&#39;s not much at stake for the players beyond bragging rights. But for two coaches, it&#39;s a different story.</p><p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3263 at http://kplu.org Pride, possible coaching jobs on the line in Apple Cup WSU Regents considering $80 million Martin Stadium upgrade http://kplu.org/post/wsu-regents-considering-80-million-martin-stadium-upgrade <p>The Regents of Washington State University are considering a Martin Stadium upgrade project that would cost an estimated $80 million.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:03:16 +0000 Glenn Mosley 3014 at http://kplu.org WSU frat learns kicking down sorority door is not a 'prank' http://kplu.org/post/wsu-frat-learns-kicking-down-sorority-door-not-prank <p>PULLMAN, Wash. &mdash; Five members of a Washington State University fraternity have been arrested for what they call a &quot;porch raid&quot; prank and what police call residential burglary.</p><p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:24:50 +0000 The Associated Press 2847 at http://kplu.org Preview: WSU starts season strong http://kplu.org/post/preview-wsu-starts-season-strong <p>Washington State University&#39;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. Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:03:19 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2820 at http://kplu.org Preview: WSU starts season strong Update: Biofuel demand high; $80 million to UW, WSU for research http://kplu.org/post/update-biofuel-demand-high-80-million-uw-wsu-research <p>Producing biofuels as an environmentally-friendly alternative to petroleum-based fossil fuels is a puzzle that has been bedeviling researchers for years.</p><p>Now, with $80 million pouring into research at the University of Washington and Washington State University, stakeholders hope to find the key for turning biomass from wood products into fuel for cars and jets.</p><p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:20:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2748 at http://kplu.org Update: Biofuel demand high; $80 million to UW, WSU for research WSU's largest gift ever will advance tree fruit research http://kplu.org/post/wsus-largest-gift-ever-will-advance-tree-fruit-research <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; Washington State University is receiving its largest gift ever. The $27 million donation announced Tuesday is aimed spurring tree fruit research at WSU stations in Prosser and Wenatchee.</p><p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:04:12 +0000 Anna King 2690 at http://kplu.org WSU's largest gift ever will advance tree fruit research