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the science of wine
3:10 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

WSU Breaks Ground on Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities

Artist rendering courtesy of Washington State University.

Dignitaries and leaders of the Northwest wine industry braved a drizzle Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Washington State University’s new Wine Science Center in the Tri-Cities. 

There are now nearly 800 licensed wineries in the state of Washington, up from about 40 three decades ago.

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bio-fuel research
12:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

WSU Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center

Washington State University will lead a new federal research center focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., made the announcement Friday at the university’s new science labs in the Tri-Cities.

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Higher Education
1:12 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

WSU Reports 2nd Highest Enrollment in History

Jimmy Emmerson Flickr

Washington State University is reporting the second-highest enrollment in its history at its four campuses.

The school on Wednesday reported 27,111 students signed up for classes, a drop of 123 students from last fall.

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apples by delivery
1:54 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Recent WSU Grads Offer Weekly Apple Delivery Service to Offices

Apple-A-Day's recent college grad owners Danielle LaRiviere, left, and Lexi Schmidt.
Anna King

We’ve all been there. You’re hungry. You want something good, but there’s no time. You hit the vending machine for sugar or salt.

Two recent Washington State University graduates want to change that. They've launched an urban apple delivery service called Apple-A-Day, and it’s taking off.

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drinking on campus
8:01 am
Sat August 17, 2013

U-Idaho Cracks Down on Low GPAs, Frat Parties

The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking.

The announcement from the university in Moscow comes on the heels of a similar set of measures proposed just across the border at Washington State University in Pullman.

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drinking on campus
11:38 am
Mon August 12, 2013

WSU Tries New Tactics Against Booze

Washington State University will try some new actions to reduce binge drinking by students, including scheduling more Friday morning classes, and notifying parents if an underage student is caught drinking.

The Pullman-based university announced a series of changes on Monday. The reform process started after a student died of alcohol poisoning in October.

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Higher Education
9:23 am
Tue July 2, 2013

WSU won't raise tuition next year

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For the first time in 27 years, tuition will not increase next year for students at Washington State University.

The WSU Board of Regents on Monday rescinded a previously approved 2 percent tuition increase for the 2013-14 school year.

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binge drinking
4:44 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image?

Kenny Hummel died of alcohol poisoning while attending Washington State University.

Last October, a freshman at Washington State University passed out after consuming hard liquor and an energy drink. The student later died in the hospital. His blood alcohol level was about five times the legal limit.

That led to some soul-searching on the campus in Pullman, Wash.

It turns out an average of 200 students each year end up in the ER at Pullman Regional Hospital for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries.

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Sports
9:23 am
Wed October 24, 2012

WSU coach Leach bans players from Twitter

PULLMAN, Wash.  — Washington State University football coach Mike Leach has banned players from using Twitter.

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Health Research
5:01 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Understanding infertility in cows could shed light on humans' too

One of the herd at Washington State University's Beef Center. Is understanding its fertility the key to knowing ours?
Courtesy of Washington State University

It turns out humans and cattle have some of the same fertility issues.

Researchers at Washington State University have received more than a million dollars from the National Institutes of Health to look into what causes lost pregnancies in beef cattle - and also what that can teach us about miscarriages in humans.

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Science
1:32 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

WSU students build a robosub

The robosub on a test run at the Albrook Hydraulics lab
WSU

A group of computer science and electrical engineering seniors at Washington State University is building an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), otherwise known as a robosub.

The underwater robot will be entered this July in the 15th International RoboSub Competition. The contest, in San Diego, is co-sponsored by the AUVSI Foundation and the U.S. Office of Naval Research.

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agriculture
4:23 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

WSU gets $5 million donation for organic agriculture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University's pioneering programs in organic and sustainable agriculture received a $5 million donation on Friday.

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Science
11:33 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Research into rat emotions could help develop human drugs

A Washington State University researcher says new findings about the emotions of rats could lead to treatments for mental illness in humans. Jaak Panksepp writes in the latest issue of the journal, Science.

He was reacting to a new study showing that rats demonstrate empathy and altruism toward a fellow rat who was stuck in a trap.

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Education
12:18 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Accountability: WSU students will be fined for bad behavior

PULLMAN, Wash. — Any Washington State University student caught trespassing, damaging property or drinking under age can expect to pay a $100 fine.

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Education
5:53 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

WSU welcomes record size freshman class

The new school year at Washington State University has brought with it a record class of freshmen in Pullman, with about 4,200 first-year students on campus.

"This class is highly competitive, this class represents the largest population of color than we’ve had in the history of our university, and we’ve been doing that at a time in which we’ve been more fiscally challenged than ever before," said WSU President Elson Floyd.

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