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4:52 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

WSU President Floyd's Contract Extended

Washington State University President Elson Floyd.
Credit Washington State University

Washington State University has extended the contract of its president Elson Floyd. 

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. 

The university says Floyd asked that his current level of compensation—$625,000 a year--remain unchanged at this time. 

Floyd has served as WSU president since May of 2007.

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Obesity Linked to DDT
6:29 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Researchers Link DDT Exposure To Obesity Generations Later

DDT, the insecticide that was once widely used and is now banned in the United States, could be contributing to high obesity rates in the United States.
Credit Brad Smith/Flickr

DDT, the insecticide that was once widely used and is now banned in the United States, could be contributing to high obesity rates in the United States. That’s according to new research out of Washington State University.

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WSU Wine Science Center
4:31 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

WSU Breaks Ground On Wine Science Center In Tri-Cities

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 4:24 pm

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

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WSU Jet Fuel Research
4:52 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

WSU Tri-Cities To Head New Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 4:46 pm

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

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Northwest Health
5:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Delivering Apples To Offices A Healthy Business For Recent College Grads

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

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 3:45 pm

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

A recent Washington State University grad wants to change that. She’s started a Northwest business around a simple, better choice: an urban apple delivery service.

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Northwest News
9:36 am
Wed October 24, 2012

WSU Coach Leach Bans Players from Tweeting

Washington State University Football Coach Mike Leach
WSU Athletics

By Joe Utter and Adam Lewis

Washington State University Coach Mike Leach banned players from using Twitter on Tuesday evening after a series of messages on the social media website was brought to his attention.

“Twitter is now banned around here so don’t expect anything on Twitter,” Leach said after Tuesday’s practice. “Twitter’s banned and quite frankly if after today you see anything on Twitter from our team-- and I don’t care if it says ‘I love life’-- I would like to see it because I will suspend them.”

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WSU Develop New Battery Tech.
5:39 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology

WSU's Grant Norton says using tin in lithium ion batteries could keep many electronic devices running much longer.
Photo courtesy WSU

Researchers at Washington State University say they've found a way to keep lithium batteries charged three times longer. These are the batteries used in laptops, cell phones and electric vehicles. The key ingredient in the new battery design is tin, as a replacement for carbon, which is more common.

The research is lead by engineering professor Grant Norton. He says the improvements could keep many electronic devices running much longer.

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Rescued Owls
6:37 am
Mon May 7, 2012

The Case of the Great Horned Owl Mix Up

Western Screech Owlets at Washington State University.
Photo by Courtney Flatt Northwest News Network

Nine fluffy owlets recently turned up at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Doctors thought the babies looked like great horned owls. But to their surprise, the owlets turned out to be an even more unusual species. As correspondent Courtney Flatt reports, help poured in from around the country to solve the tiny owls’ identity crisis.

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Commencement Address
6:24 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Gregoire Urges WSU Grads To Stay True To Their Values

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire received an honorary degree from Washington State University on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. In her speech, the Governor urged graduates to stay true to their values, to give back, and to be engaged in their world.

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WSU Sociologist Smartgrid
3:49 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Why A Sociologist Is Part Of Building A Better Power Grid

A new research center at Washington State University will look for ways to modernize the country’s aging electric grid.
Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Energy

PULLMAN, Wash -- Washington State University announced it’s created a new research center. It will look for ways to bring the country’s aging electricity system in line with 21st century power needs. Besides experts in energy and computer science, the assembled team of researchers includes sociologists and psychologists.

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