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Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019


Filed under Faculty, Local, News, Research, Showcase

WSU and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians have joined efforts to track the effects of medicinal cannabis use with patients. Michael Thompson, communications director for the tribe, said the lack of medicinal cannabis research is one of the driving forces of this new project. This survey would provide...

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Showcase, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU working group made up of students, faculty and staff will revisit Executive Policy 15 and propose it this fall to allow students and faculty to better understand the regulations of free speech. The EP 15 working group deals with sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and is under...

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Research, Showcase

A newly developed sensor for plastic milk gallons will be able to determine if milk is expired before the consumer opens the container. Shyam Sablani, researcher and professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, said a team of researchers led by the department, the WSU and UI School...

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

Final provost applicant talks promotion of nontraditional students, research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

Faculty and staff heard the final provost candidate discuss ways WSU could create a better system to improve research and education Monday morning. Mitzi Montoya, dean of Oregon State University's College of Business, said universities need to respond to the changing student body, more and more of...

Group holds implicit bias training

Group holds implicit bias training

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Faculty, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

In partnership with other divisions on campus, a group will offer a workshop this fall to increase implicit bias awareness for any department or program in the process of hiring. Phyllis Erdman, executive associate dean for academic affairs in WSU’s College of Education, said the working group aims t...

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

Students, staff hear from second executive director finalist

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The second finalist for the executive director of the Office of Outreach and Education position, Enrique Romo, spoke to students and staff Thursday afternoon. Romo currently works as executive director for access and diversity at Weber State University. He previously worked at the University of Texas...

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

Second provost candidate shares goals for WSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

As attendees filled the room, W. Andrew Marcus, a professor in the University of Oregon (UO) Department of Geography, shook hands with and talked to those who came to watch the provost finalist session Thursday morning. Marcus emphasized the importance of his moral compass, which includes three facets:...

Faculty Senate discusses parking increases, advising concerns

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News

Members of Faculty Senate expressed concerns over parking fee increases and potential advising policy changes at their bi-weekly meeting Thursday night. A member calling in from another campus relayed constituent concerns over parking fees increasing by 2.8 percent while faculty raises increased by...

CAHNRS faculty eager for new dean

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News

As WSU’s agricultural college transitions leadership, faculty are optimistic about working with the new dean to mend what some have called a toxic academic environment. Last semester, numerous professors and researchers spoke out against what they considered chronic academic freedom issues in the...

Faculty hear INTO proposal

Faculty hear INTO proposal

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Faculty, News, Showcase

The year’s first Faculty Senate meeting focused on a plan to enroll more international students and the Performing Arts program’s future. Asif Chaudhry, vice president of International Programs, spoke to the Senate about WSU’s strategy to increase revenue by enrolling more international students...

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