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10 Things You Need To Know About Washington’s Innovative Parole Program

Hamilton and van Wormer
Hamilton, left, and van Wormer

Handling parole violations fairly and predictably is hard.

For example, a violation could be a missed check-in or a failed drug test. Depending on the parole officer’s prerogative, it might be the first missed check-in, the fourth or even sixth that triggers an official sanction. Once in front of a judge, the punishment may be disproportionate to the minor infraction, if the judge hands down a sanction at all. To say the least, it’s a subjective and uncertain process for all parties involved. » More …

Body Politics: Disability in America

Jenifer Barclay
Jenifer Barclay

The impact of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is visible in parking lots, bathrooms, and public buildings across the country. But for centuries before the ramps and signs were erected, disabled people had to find their own ways to navigate American society. » More …

Profs to share active-learning success stories

Donelle Dee C. Posey
Dee Posey

Two WSU professors are getting remarkable results as they reinvent the traditional classroom—and will share their experiences at the next faculty-led workshop.

Clinical Associate Psychology Professor Dee Posey is the undergraduate program director for psychology, a member of the WSU Teaching Academy, and a winner of the 2014 CAS Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Faculty Member award. » More …

Richland art exhibit highlights work of late WSU professor

Some 37 artistic treasures found in a Pomeroy, Idaho, farm house are on display through Dec. 11 at The Art Center at WSU Tri-Cities.

Called “Worth Griffin in Mexico, 1935,” the work was created by Worth D. Griffin, an accomplished artist and longtime art instructor at WSU in Pullman. Griffin spent about nine months in southern Mexico in the mid-1930s, making portraits and sketches of the people and things he saw. » More …