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Fall 2020

Stranded at sea

Mariah Brush never thought she would work on a cruise ship let alone get stranded on one amid a global pandemic.

After graduation from WSU Tri-Cities, she inquired about the shipboard job through a friend. Before she knew it, she was four contracts into working for Club HAL, the youth activity center of the Holland America Line.

“I didn’t expect for my life to take such a random turn,” she says. “As a student at WSU, I did a lot of event planning and marketing for events, so I was still able to apply a lot of those skills with the … » More …

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Fall 2020

COVID-19 research at WSU

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Washington State University researchers refocused their efforts on the disease and its impacts.

Below are some of the research projects underway. It’s a dynamic list, so check back with WSU News for more projects.


COVID-19 crisis shows need for long-term changes
The upheaval created by the coronavirus 2019 outbreak, or COVID-19, is already transforming our society. Some of those changes may need to last a while to get through this and future outbreaks, according to Washington State University infectious disease epidemiologist Eric Lofgren.

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Fall 2020

How you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s a familiar promise around WSU: Cougs help Cougs.

There a number of ways to fulfill that promise during the COVID-19 pandemic, from supporting students to giving your time. And we can expand that generosity to our communities, as well. Below are a few suggestions of places and ways you might be able to help out.

Supporting students

Each WSU campus has a Student Emergency Fund to help students struggling during this crisis.

The pandemic is taking an economic toll as well, so you may want to support scholarships.

Food security

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