Washington State University http://nwpr.org en WSU, U-Idaho Under Investigation For Sex Assault Complaints http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-u-idaho-under-investigation-sex-assault-complaints <p>Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among the schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases. Federal law requires universities to investigate reports of sexual violence and harassment, and to take steps to prevent future incidents. The U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities they say may have broken the law.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 00:30:31 +0000 Jessica Robinson 45268 at http://nwpr.org WSU, U-Idaho Under Investigation For Sex Assault Complaints Public Universities Offer Help For Students Affected By Slide http://nwpr.org/post/public-universities-offer-help-students-affected-slide <p>Both the University of Washington and Washington State University are prepared to deal with students who have been impacted by the&nbsp;Oso&nbsp;landslide.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:55:43 +0000 Lisa Brooks 43791 at http://nwpr.org WSU President Floyd's Contract Extended http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-president-floyds-contract-extended <p>Washington State University has extended the contract of its president Elson Floyd.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The WSU board of regents made the announcement at a special meeting today in Pullman. Floyd’s current contract was due to end in 2016. The regents extended that five years to 2021.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The university says Floyd asked that his current level of compensation—$625,000 a year--remain unchanged at this time.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Floyd has served as WSU president since May of 2007.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:52:50 +0000 41954 at http://nwpr.org WSU President Floyd's Contract Extended Friday Classes, Calls To Parents Among WSU's New Anti-Drinking Tactics http://nwpr.org/post/friday-classes-calls-parents-among-wsus-new-anti-drinking-tactics-0 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/081213JR_Wright_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A new effort to address binge drinking at Washington State University could include more calls to parents, more Friday morning classes, and training in CPR for students themselves.<p>The university in Pullman, Wash., took a hard look at campus drinking culture after a freshman died of alcohol poisoning last fall.<p>A task force assigned to the issue found that the number of students drinking isn't going up. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:55:52 +0000 Jessica Robinson 32458 at http://nwpr.org WSU Delays Academic Programs In Everett http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-delays-academic-programs-everett <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061313AK_Kerr_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington State University has scrapped plans to expand its academic offerings at a satellite college center in Everett. It blames budget uncertainty in the Washington State legislature.<p>Colleen Kerr is the lead spokeswoman on the project for WSU. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:57:24 +0000 Anna King 29308 at http://nwpr.org WSU Delays Academic Programs In Everett WSU Researchers To Create Sperm Bank For Honey Bees http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-researchers-create-sperm-bank-honey-bees-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Washington State University scientists are developing a sperm bank to capture the biodiversity of honey bees. The hope is to breed stronger pollinators, since populations keep declining.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:36:42 +0000 Anna King 28956 at http://nwpr.org WSU Researchers To Create Sperm Bank For Honey Bees Farmed Trout Go Vegetarian (Sort Of), Taste Virtually The Same http://nwpr.org/post/farmed-trout-go-vegetarian-sort-taste-virtually-same <p>The search is on for a cost-effective alternative fish food. And we don't mean the Ben &amp; Jerry's Ice Cream flavor. What we're talking about is the pellets fed to farmed fish. A key ingredient in commercial feed is other fish caught in the wild. Northwest trout farmers - and some salmon growers - recognize that practice is unsustainable. But trout are carnivores. They can't just become vegetarians, or can they? Correspondent Tom Banse joined a taste test to see if seafood consumers can tell any difference.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:30:55 +0000 Tom Banse 28427 at http://nwpr.org Farmed Trout Go Vegetarian (Sort Of), Taste Virtually The Same Washington Supreme Court Hears WSU Golf Course Case http://nwpr.org/post/washington-supreme-court-hears-wsu-golf-course-case <p>The Supreme Court of Washington heard oral arguments in a case that could change how cities, towns and universities manage water. Northwest conservation groups are suing Washington State University. They say it’s draining the region’s aquifer.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:25:59 +0000 Courtney Flatt 28059 at http://nwpr.org Washington Supreme Court Hears WSU Golf Course Case What A Golf Course Could Mean For Washington’s Groundwater http://nwpr.org/post/what-golf-course-could-mean-washington-s-groundwater <p>Northwest conservationists are suing Washington State University. They say the groundwater used to irrigate the University’s golf course is draining the region’s aquifer. But this case is about more than just watering the fairways and putting greens. It could change how cities and towns manage water for future development. For EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:58:25 +0000 Courtney Flatt 26856 at http://nwpr.org What A Golf Course Could Mean For Washington’s Groundwater Two Final Suspects Arrested In Pullman Assault http://nwpr.org/post/two-final-suspects-arrested-pullman-assault <p></p><p></p><p>All four suspects sought in the assault case of a WSU professor have now been arrested. The two final suspects were arrested Friday morning. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 23:28:23 +0000 Lucrezia Cuen 25818 at http://nwpr.org Two Final Suspects Arrested In Pullman Assault