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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

WSU students asked to have mumps vaccination

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from Thanksgiving break. The school issued the advisory Monday in response to an outbreak of mumps at nearby University of Idaho where 10 cases have been reported and 20 more…

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November 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Friendly football bet feeding Northwest food banks

MOSES LAKE — Food banks in Washington and Oregon are receiving more than 71,000 pounds of potatoes thanks to a friendly bet on the Washington State-Oregon State football game. The Washington State Potato Commission and Oregon Potato Commission pledged 500 pounds of spuds for every point scored by the two teams. The Cougars won the More

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September 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WSU Tri-Cities students OK fee to pay for union building

By Ty Beaver / Tri-City Herald The next new building on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus won’t have classrooms, but it could have a game room. Almost 80 percent of students who voted this week approved a new $100 semester fee to help pay for a student union, estimated to cost about $5 million. Only about 266…

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August 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

ACLU criticizes WSU ties to Providence

SPOKANE  (AP) — The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University’s Spokane campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services. That’s according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that WSU has partnered with Providence Health to create the Spokane Teaching Health Center to provide…

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May 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

WSU names new apple variety

PULLMAN (AP) — 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. The name was chosen after a process led by Carolyn Ross, associate professor of food science. Ross hosted focus groups in places like Pullman,…

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May 6, 2014 at 5:56 AM

WSU students may have urinated in public park

The Spokesman-Review Washington State University is looking into a report that a group of its students – males and females – urinated in full view of the public Saturday in Coeur d’Alene’s City Park. The university was contacted Monday morning by a resident and advised of the incident, said Robert Strenge, assistant director of WSU News. “The…

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January 23, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WSU fraternity suspended

PULLMAN (AP) — A Washington State University fraternity has been suspended. Delta Sigma Phi’s chapter in Pullman was suspended this week by the national organization. Delta Sigma Phi had more than 80 members in Pullman. The national organization cited numerous policy violations, including disregard of the chapter facility, member misconduct, low academic performance and failure to meet…

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October 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Arts patron donates $5 million toward new WSU art museum

The president of a Portland commercial real estate company has donated $5 million toward an effort by Washington State University to build a new museum of art on the school’s Pullman campus. The donation comes from Jordan Schnitzer, president of Harsch Investment Properties and a collector of contemporary fine art prints. Including Schnitzer’s gift, WSU has…

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September 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM

WSU student hurt in fall

PULLMAN (AP) — A Washington State University student is in stable condition at a Pullman hospital after falling down a flight of stairs inside the Delta Chi fraternity. Pullman police say 21-year-old Anthony Pentecost is the second intoxicated student to fall at one of the university’s fraternities since mid-August. On Aug. 14, a 19-year-old woman fell through…

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