‘Deadly force’ lab finds racial disparities in shootings

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer SPOKANE, Wash. – Participants in an innovative Washington State University study of deadly force were more likely to feel threatened in scenarios involving black people. But when it came time to shoot, participants were biased in favor of black suspects, taking longer to pull the trigger against them than […]

WSU plans to test emergency siren system

To improve emergency communication abilities, Washington State University has installed a new siren/public announcement speaker system on its Pullman campus. The directional speakers — each rated at 115 decibels — were mounted last week on the roof tops of five buildings. The speaker manufacturer, Acoustic Technology Incorporated Systems, will be on campus testing and adjusting […]

How to help survivors and honor Moscow victims

Last week’s tragedy in Moscow had a impact on the area’s community, including Washington State University. Many of WSU employees are asking what can be done to offer assistance and express their grief and support. Following is a brief summary in that regard. Becky Newbill – wife of the slain Moscow Police Officer, Lee Newbill […]

33 dead at Virginia Tech; WSU offers counseling

A lone gunman went on a shooting rampage Monday morning, April 16, at Virginia Tech univerversity, murdering at least 32 people, injuring about 29 others, then committing suicide, making it the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.  Identification of some of the vicitims are starting to be released and are being posted online on some major […]