Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

Foley Fellows to share research across the state

Five WSU College of Arts and Sciences faculty will be speaking around the state about their research in a new partnership between the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service and Humanities Washington, a nonprofit that aims to foster thoughtful conversation and critical thinking. For the next two years, WSU’s “Foley Fellows” will be among […]

Undergraduate Symposium highlights research and art

Students highlighted their semester course projects, research, and art as part of the fall Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition at WSU Tri-Cities. “The symposium and art exhibition provides our students with an excellent opportunity to practice communicating their research and course projects, which is an essential skill for when they go out into the […]

Public affairs graduate receives Notable Alumni Award

Ashlyn Salzman has packed a lot of experiences and accomplishments into her 25 years. She has mentored young people (particularly young women), volunteered at the Cougar Food Pantry, with Cougs in the Community and advocated for WSU students at the Washington State Legislature. Salzman serves on a Young Alumni committee for WSU Vancouver and is […]

WSU’s Foley Institute joins National Civility Network

Political polarization, decreasing trust in government, and rising populist rhetoric, have made political civility a hot-button topic. WSU’s Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service has been tackling this issue head-on for quite some time. Pursuing that goal, Cornell Clayton, director of the Foley Institute, announced that the institute has joined the National […]

Long journey of WSU’s newest student regent

Jordan Frost was a sophomore at Kent-Meridian High School when a teacher, Andrea McCormick, handed him a packet of materials to run for student body president. She already had filled them out. “You just need to sign your name,” she said. Later, she gave him a Washington State University hoodie, “which was really the first […]

Arts & humanities faculty awarded 2018 fellowships

Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty received WSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship awards through a program funded by the Office of Research. “These grants showcase the range and innovation of creative and humanistic work at WSU,” said Todd Butler, chair of the fellowship review committee. “These faculty are taking on challenging questions and demonstrating […]

Top Ten Seniors for 2018

Six of the 2018 WSU Top Ten Seniors received their bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences: Denzel McCray, psychology Celena Hansen, music & anthropology Garrett Kalt, political science Alice Hiemstra, music James Whitbred, mathematics Shanelle Briggs, general studies sciences For more than 80 years, Washington State University has recognized 10 of the […]

15 CAS students earn leadership, engagement awards

Fifteen undergraduate students plus two faculty and one staff member from across the College of Arts and Sciences were recognized during the 2018 Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction ceremony on April 17. Award recipients demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and support the leadership development and engagement of WSU […]

‘End of progress’ focus of philosophy talks

Social progress is a complex and controversial concept in current philosophical and political debates—rejected because of its links to ideologies of colonialism and imperialism while also defended as important for achieving emancipatory social goals, said Matt Stichter, associate professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs.

Philosophy major contributes to cognitive research

Getting ready for school on a snowy day can be quite a challenge for young children. In addition to eating breakfast, getting dressed and packing up workbooks, they have to remember extra things like boots, gloves, a hat, and a coat. Undergraduate researcher Jenna (Eva) Caneva helped turn this real-life scenario into a simple cognition […]