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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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August 30, 2013 at 7:12 AM

WSU researcher plans tentacled robots to pick apples

PROSSER (AP) — A Washington State University researcher has received a grant allowing him to develop an apple-picking robot. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave $548,000 earlier this month to Manoj Karkee, assistant professor with WSU’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems. Karkee envisions a prototype within three to five years…

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May 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Prosecutor to get WSU faculty member beating case

PULLMAN (AP) — Pullman police are ready to close the investigation into the assault of Washington State University instructor David Warner. Police Chief Gary Jenkins says he is preparing to turn the case over to the Whitman County prosecuting attorney’s office. The prosecutor will decide if any charges are filed. The 41-year-old Warner was seriously injured while…

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May 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

WSU graduate wears wedding gown under robe

PULLMAN (AP) — With friends and family already gathered for her graduation from Washington State University, Cassie Dotts thought it would be a good time for another ceremony — her wedding. She married University of Idaho fisheries science graduate Ben Ho in a ceremony on Friday in Moscow, Idaho. Then she received her doctorate in…

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