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Distance Degree students get real lab experience

Dr. Phil Mixter shows Robin Minietta microbes during the on-campus lab. (Photo by Brian Maki) The pathogens didn’t worry Robin Minietta. Her professor, Dr. Phil Mixter, had said that “immunocompetent” people are safe doing lab work for his Introductory Microbiology course.   Minietta could also handle the jet lag, which was brutal after the online […]

Bilingual conservation and business planning

PULLMAN — After flying all night and half the day, Michelle Kalamandeen arrived at the WSU Pullman campus on July 15. Barely an hour later, the 27-year-old native of Guyana stood in front of her fellow classmates for the first time, hooked up her laptop, and gave a presentation.    Kalamandeen had just completed an online […]