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Dean’s message: January 2023

I still get motivated by hot coffee and half and half in the morning—my clear hours. I even walk with coffee in hand. Recently, I found myself thinking about impact and how we align with our land-grant and outreach mission. Visible and tangible efforts to make our world better. And what I have learned is […]

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Dean’s message: December 2022

This weekend I remembered why I love all four seasons here on the Palouse. Driving on lightly maintained roads about an hour north of Pullman, deep into what definitely passes as a winter wonderland, in search of wildlife at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge — hoping for moose, coyote, eagle, elk, but instead saw coyote, turkeys, hawks, pheasants […]

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Dean’s message November 2022

Today is my birthday. And I woke up feeling weary in spite of bright blue skies. I think it is becoming increasingly hard to shake the trauma that infiltrates our subconscious, taking its toll.

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Dean’s Message October 2022

Clouds blanket the Rogue Valley, from where I write this morning, but I still believe I am going to win the bet with my husband for no “real” snowfall in Pullman before November 1.

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Dean’s message September 2022

Sometimes academia can be rough. We have real challenges with staffing shortages, equipment needs, and turnover without the ability to be fully nimble in our responses.

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Dean’s message August 2022

Fall is in the air. It is true. I try to hide that fact from my husband, but the small herds of students moving around a now vibrant campus, after the quiet days of summer, tell the whole story. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we welcomed 137 new veterinary students, 143 new undergraduate students, […]

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