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Laptops in class: High tech miracle or classroom curse?

A complaint was recently brought before the ASWSUV senate: A disgruntled WSU Vancouver student, who prefers to have his identity withheld, said a WSU Vancouver professor asked him not to use his laptop in class. The senate’s response? It is up to individual professors to decide whether to allow the […]

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Fine Arts Fridays return to WSU Vancouver campus

Fine Arts Fridays are back on campus with a full schedule of exciting workshops and visiting artists. The sessions are created and run by classroom assistant and fine arts technician, Dale Strouse, with help from Avantika Bawa, assistant professor of fine arts, and Harrison Higgs, associate professor of fine arts. […]

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Should smoking be banned on the WSU Vancouver campus?

At the chancellor’s request, ASWSUV executives look for student input. Whether students smoke or not, chances are they have an opinion about whether smoking should be allowed on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Smoking has been banned on more than 770 college and university campuses across the United States […]

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Student parking practices trouble campus neighbors

Lieutenant David Stephenson of WSU Vancouver public safety and police services reported that WSU Vancouver is receiving complaints from residents regarding vehicles parked in the “No Parking” areas on or near NE 29th Avenue in Salmon Creek. “[Cars are parked] on both the west and east sides of the road,” […]

Peabody Award winner, Lydia Nibley, to visit WSU Vancouver campus for Diversity Film Festival
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Peabody Award winner, Lydia Nibley, to visit WSU Vancouver campus for Diversity Film Festival

To capture student interest in the upcoming elections, the WSU Vancouver Diversity Council will launch the 2012 Diversity Film Festival with two documentaries that highlight cultural diversity and the democratic process. The festival’s second week will focus on Native Americans. Lydia Nibley, director of “Two Spirits,” the final film in […]

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Inslee and McKenna go head-to-head

Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) and U.S. Representative Jay Inslee (D) went head-to-head on Aug. 29 in the first gubernatorial debate ever hosted at the WSU Vancouver campus. Moderator Brian Wood, KATU news anchor, asked gubernatorial candidates a series of questions submitted by KATU viewers and readers of The Columbian. […]

WSU goes global
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WSU goes global

Expanded degree options, non-credit certificate programs and greater connectivity for students and faculty are hallmarks of WSU’s newest campus On July 2, WSU launched its first new campus since the university founded its three urban campuses in 1989. Global Campus is an online educational venue that incorporates WSU Online and […]

A letter from Mayor Leavitt to the students of WSU Vancouver
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A letter from Mayor Leavitt to the students of WSU Vancouver

To the students of WSU Vancouver: Thank you for asking me to submit a letter on the power of involvement. You may not know that I grew up in Vancouver and graduated from WSU. I’ve been a Vancouver city council member since 2003 and Mayor of Vancouver since 2010. I […]

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Cougs beat the summer heat on the Deschutes

During the hot days of August many Cougars from WSU Vancouver were on the hunt to cool down. The hot weather was perfect for OSI’s last trip of the summer, a whitewater rafting adventure on the Deschutes River. On Aug. 11 Maupin, Ore. welcomed a group of WSU Vancouver Cougs […]

The Power of Involvement A letter from Michelle McIlvoy, Manager of the Office of Student Involvment
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The Power of Involvement A letter from Michelle McIlvoy, Manager of the Office of Student Involvment

Dear students of WSU Vancouver: Why does involvement matter? It matters because you matter! At WSU Vancouver there are infinite opportunities for you to connect with your passions, to hang out with peers who like to do similar things and to build your skills. The ways you get involved are […]