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June 18th, 2018 - 10:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

WSU’s Mike Leach falls for fake Obama video

Cougar coach swallowed aging internet hoax WSU’s head football coach Mike Leach is an ardent Trump supporter. That made him an easy mark for a hoax video using edited footage to make it sound like President Obama said, in a 2014 Brussels speech, that Americans are “too small-minded to go[...]

April 15th, 2018 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene, UW

McMorris Rogers May Fall

  Cougar pride is fungible in the voting booth! The Elway poll l  of Washington’s 5th Congressional District suggests that longtime Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers could lose to her very popular Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown. In a District usually seen as overwhelmingly Republican,[...]

October 9th, 2017 - 1:53 am § in The Ave Scene

Where Universities Are The Largest Empoyers

This may be dated, but it does raise a very real issue for WASTATE. If you include academic dependent industries .. the tech industries and healthcare … are UW and WSU now the state’s largest employers?[...]

October 11th, 2016 - 7:06 am § in Misc.

Are College Athletes Thugs?

WSU Cougars’ Logan Tago charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault The Whitman County Prosecutor filed charges against WSU linebacker Logan Tago on Monday, for fourth-degree misdemeanor assault and second-degree felony robbery[...]

September 25th, 2016 - 10:24 pm § in Misc.

Are Student Athletes Thugs?

WSU football troubles Ongoing coverage: With growing count of felony arrests, the WSU football program is gaining national notoriety off the field. The number of arrests leads the nation, but school officials say an overzealous police department targets players.[...]

June 14th, 2016 - 8:25 am § in Misc.

Does WSU have an extra billion dollars to pay for its medical school?

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News’ editorial board rightly called the university’s reliance on tuition dollars a “monumental pyramid scheme.” A year After Washington State University decided to spend hundreds of millions on a medical school for the sole purpose of competing with the UW Medical S[...]

May 9th, 2016 - 1:47 am § in Misc.

The Cougars Go For Trump

“Trump was joined on the Spokane Convention Center stage by “surprise guest” Mike Leach, the Washington State University football coach. Leach said he was not representing the university in praising Trump. ” –Seattle Times[...]

June 23rd, 2015 - 2:42 pm § in Schools & Colleges

WSU’s medical school gets a name

“Support is growing to name the new Washington State University medical school for Elson Floyd,” the Seattle Times reported today. Floyd was WSU’s president until he died last week. “Meanwhile, Washington State University on Tuesday announced the creation of the Dr. Elson S. [...]

June 21st, 2015 - 12:49 am § in Misc.

WSU President Elson Floyd Has Died

Colon cancer has claimed the life of Elson Floyd, 59, who led WSU’s effort to get its own medical school, the Seattle Times reported Saturday night. Click here for story.[...]

June 7th, 2015 - 8:41 pm § in Schools & Colleges

WSU’s president gets lavish pay

“Washington State University President Elson Floyd is the fourth-highest-paid public-college president in the nation” and his base salary “was the second-highest among presidents of the nation’s public colleges in 2014,” according to the Seattle Times. Elson made $725,000 [...]