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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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NCIS WSU Alumna
3:59 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

WSU Alumna, Producer of "NCIS," Tells Students to Follow Their Passion

Nicole- Mirante Matthews, the co-executive producer of CBS television’s NCIS spoke at Washington State University in Pullman.
Graphic courtesy WSU Women's Resource Center

Hollywood is not looking for copycats, but new and interesting ideas. That’s according to Nicole Mirante-Matthews, the co- executive producer of CBS television’s NCIS. She spoke at Washington State University in Pullman on Thursday.

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WSU Student Journalist
3:42 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Journalism: College Students Filling In The Gap

Stephanie Schneidel, WSU Murrow College student, who wrote the story about militia movements that was featured on MSNBC.com
Photo Source: Daily Evergreen

The Southern Poverty Law Center says that for the third year in a row there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people taking part in militias and what it calls the American radical right. In a new report, the Center says the increase is linked to economic issues, conspiracy theories, and the election of Barak Obama as President.

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WSU Budget
4:39 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Washington State University Funding Looking Better Than In Recent Years

Bryan Tower on the WSU campus. WSU is hopeful about a better budget outlook.
Photo credit: ELBAZ Wikimedia commons

Washington State University officials are cautiously optimistic that the steep budget cuts in state funding so common in recent years may be over.

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Northwest Features
3:42 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Washington's University Presidents Discuss Higher Ed Funding Cuts

Photo Source: University of Washington

This week, Washington state’s public university presidents met for a Seattle Town Hall discussion on the risks of continued cuts to higher education. The state now ranks 48th in per capita enrollment in public baccalaureate programs. Some say these cuts are permanently undermining our state economy and killing job creation.

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Washington Education Funding
6:09 am
Thu February 2, 2012

WSU President Discusses Higher Ed Funding

Washington State University Elson Floyd.
Photo Source: Washington State University

Six college presidents from across Washington state met in Seattle Wednesday night to discuss funding higher education. Northwest Public Radio’s Bryan Buckalew has more.

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