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Many students participated in the Hack‑A‑House competition last year. By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Since 2010, U.S. rental rates have increased by 36%. One in four U.S. renters spends half of their income on housing, and Read more…


The U.S. Constitution is a living document—come be a part of it on Constitution Day from 3-4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Thursday, Sept. 17, by joining other members of the WSU community to read the Constitution out loud via Zoom. The Read more…


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Photo by Kon Karampelas By Sara Zaske, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – More political candidates may be shifting primarily to social media to advertise rather than TV, according to a study of advertising trends from the 2018 campaign season. The Read more…


Men harvesting hops.

Harvesting hops near Granger in 1971. Photo courtesy of Irwin Nash Images of Migrant Labor Digital Collection. By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries Seattle photographer Irwin Nash documented the life of Latinx farm laborers in the Yakima Valley from 1965-1975, a Read more…


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Gregmar Galinato By Scott Weybright College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences When states turn to private prisons, the number of criminals incarcerated rises and the length of sentences increases. That’s the finding of a new paper from Washington Read more…


Yosimar Reyes gives a virtual presentation

Nationally acclaimed poet Yosimar Reyes gave an inspirational message to students, faculty, and staff across the WSU system. By Steve Nakata, Division of Student Affairs During a recent gathering of regional higher education leaders, keynote speaker and nationally acclaimed poet Read more…


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A study conducted at 19 universities found that a brief social belonging exercise boosts the performance and persistence of students who speak English as a second language in STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. Published on Oct. 2 in Read more…


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New WSU research shows regular exposure to marijuana advertising can increase the likelihood of adolescents using marijuana. (Photo by Shelby Ireland on Unsplash) By Will Ferguson, WSU News  PULLMAN, Wash. – Advertising and location of cannabis retailers influence adolescents’ intentions Read more…


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International Open Access Week officially takes place Oct. 19-25 and focuses on the theme “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” With campuses shifting their delivery of instruction and resources to foster inclusion and accommodate equitable Read more…


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. By Steve Nakata, Division of Student Affairs With typical strategies like tabling on the mall, visiting classrooms, organizing on-campus forums and debate watch parties sidelined due to the pandemic, student leaders are stepping-up Read more…

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