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James Short Jr. passes away at 93

WSU named WIlson-Short Hall after the renowned sociology researcher in 2009

James Short Jr., who served as founding director of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, has passed away at 93.

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James Short Jr., who served as founding director of the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, has passed away at 93.

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

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James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced his passing in a Facebook post Friday morning. WSU dedicated Wilson-Short Hall, then known as Wilson Hall, to Short in 2009. Wilson-Short Hall houses WSU’s History and Sociology Departments.

Short currently sits as a professor emeritus at WSU. He also served as the 75th president of the American Sociological Association, according to their website. His research focused on violence and delinquency.

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Ian Smay is a senior journalism & media production major, with an emphasis in broadcast news, from Dayton, Washington. He is also minoring in criminal justice, and served as the crime & courts beat reporter from Aug. 2017 – May 2018. He can be reached at [email protected]

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