Trevor Bond (’17 PhD history) shares the fascinating twists, turns, and travels of the former Spalding-Allen collection, now renamed and in its rightful home on the Nez Perce reservation in north-central Idaho. Missionary Henry Spalding shipped two barrels of “Indian curiosities” in 1847 from
He was rejected and waitlisted, then wait-listed again. When it came down to it, Fa’amomoi “Moi” Masaniai III didn’t have the money to attend law school. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams of becoming a lawyer and ultimately a judge. “I knew what I wanted to do. I just didn’t have the means to […]
Phil and Diane Ohl never leave home without Tabasco sauce and two crimson Cougar-head flags. They wave the Washington State University flag wherever they go. And they go a lot of places, places where their favorite condiment can be difficult to find.
When Agate “Aggie” Hayes, a spirited and outdoorsy 10-year-old who sketches birds and climbs trees too high, unintentionally causes a devastating fire, she flees in an inflatable boat and hides out in the backwoods, riddled with guilt, dodging bird dogs, and evading rescue. She survives on cattails, salmonberries, and her own instincts and resourcefulness—until someone […]
In 1967, English professor John Elwood took a sabbatical to England with his wife, Karen, and their three sons, Sean, Eric, and Kirk. It would become the most important sabbatical ever for the Washington State University Libraries. While in England, the Elwoods met Fred Lucas, a bookstore owner, who in turn introduced them to author […]
Currently, there is a shortage of data wranglers and analysts. Just in time to meet the needs of what could be a revolution in healthcare, WSU is bringing up to speed one of the few data analytics programs in the country. Under the direction of entrepreneur-scientist Nella Ludlow, WSU’s new data analytics program is training […]
Biophilia, our innate affinity for and connection to nature, is not only for children—parents, too, are taking time from hectic schedules to unwind with meditative forest bathing, and many doctors now prescribe visits to the park instead of pills. Getting kids outside is nothing new to Jeff Sanders, WSU associate professor and environmental historian. He […]
The headlines paint a dire picture: By the 2030s, global warming could completely melt Arctic sea ice, imperiling the 19 known polar bear populations that range across the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Norway. Could, as some fear, the trend spell extinction for Ursus martimus?
Pete Simi’s mother wanted him to understand racism, so when he was 9, they watched a PBS documentary on the Ku Klux Klan. Here’s how he remembers one Klansman who was interviewed. “He spoke with such passion, anger, such strong emotion. And it just struck me, as a young child, trying to understand what was […]
Old assumptions about human breast milk are giving way to new thinking about microbes in milk and their role in children’s health and our immune systems. It happened again, most recently at a conference in Prague. After she gave her talk, a scientist came up to Shelley McGuire, a pioneer exploring the microbial communities found […]