Pullman Campus News & Events January 31, 2023

The WSU Veterans & Military Affiliated Student Center and Office celebrated its grand reopening on Monday, Jan. 23, inside Holland Library.
Photo by WSU Photo Services

Around campus

MLK Program presents Crystal Fleming: ‘How to be less stupid about race’

Fleming explains how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into anti-racist change. The event takes place at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

Call for judges for GPSA Research Exposition, 2023

Judges are needed for the GPSA Research Exposition, 2023 on March 30 from 9 a.m.–noon in the CUB Sr. Ballroom on the Pullman campus.

Former NYT Exec Editor Dean Baquet to receive Murrow Award

Dean Baquet, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who until recently held the position of executive editor of the New York Times, will receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Murrow Symposium, where he will also deliver the keynote address on April 4.

In case you missed it

University removing COVID-19 vaccine requirement for most students

Washington State University will no longer require most students to be vaccinated against COVID‑19 beginning with the summer 2023 session.

UREC training helps Cougs rescue injured Grand Canyon hiker

The hiker looked like she might be taking a break from the strenuous ascent from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, but it was clear she was in trouble when WSU students Alana Duvall and Johannah Ludwig reached her.

WSU ‘Q fever’ research earns $3 million in funding

A nearly $3 million grant will enable scientists to uncover how a parasitic bacterium uses a human immune system response to replicate and cause the debilitating disease known as Q fever.

Student team wins first national meat judging contest in over 50 years

Until recently, Washington State University’s meat judging team hadn’t won a contest since 1969. WSU hadn’t had a squad since the early 1970s, to be fair. The team won the first contest they entered, taking the Champion Team Overall, A-Division Title at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 15.

‘Nightmare on the Scottie’ makes bestsellers list

The harrowing true story of two friends surviving a fishing vessel’s near capsizing en route to Seattle — among the first books published under WSU’s new Basalt Books label — has landed on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s bestsellers list.

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