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Titan VanCoug 2024 Bloom

Watch for the next corpse flower bloom

Corpse flower Titan VanCoug is setting another bloom. Although unpredictable, based on past experience, we could see and smell a bloom in the last week of July or the first few days of August. livestream.

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NW Crimson & Gray magazine

From the files of James E. Carty: The case of Alvin Karpis

The Archives and Special Collections at the WSU Vancouver Library hold documents that illuminate the fascinating family, life and career of James E. Carty. A WSU alumnus, Carty was in the national spotlight as parole attorney for the Depression-era gangster Alvin “Creepy” Karpis.

Andra Chastain in Chile's underground metro system

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Chile underground

The metro system in Santiago, Chile, has been a symbol of the state amid shifting ideologies since the 1960s, a WSU Vancouver professor writes in a soon-to-be-published book.

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