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Pay cut petition delivered to Schulz

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition asking WSU’s administrators with six figure salaries to take a pay cut in response to its spending reduction plan intended to curb the university’s $30 million deficit. The petition, authored by three English professors in late November, was officially...

Pullman city bonds fail due to technicality

IAN SMAY, Evergreen Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Politics

City of Pullman officials decided against passing two bonds that appeared on the ballot in November, despite both winning more than 60 percent of the vote. Proposition No. 1 would fund a new city hall and recreation center complex among other projects, while Proposition No. 2 would fund repairs to city...

Ferdinand’s runs out of cheese sooner than expected

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

Ferdinand’s famous Cougar Gold, Sweet Basil and Natural Cheddar have once again sold out during the holiday season. It is normal for the Cougar Gold Cheese to sell out near December, WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said, because the cheese is produced and sold on a year-to-year schedule. “We p...

Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity closed by headquarters

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News

WSU fraternity Alpha Kappa Lambda was shut down by its national chapter Monday after they were investigated for several risk management violations. In a news release, CEO of the organization, Jeremy Slivinski, wrote that closing the chapter was not an ideal solution, but that student safety was a...

Artist sculpts future with past

Artist sculpts future with past

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen contributor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, Photo of the week, Showcase

Senior fine arts major Victoria De Leon meanders through campus from Stevens Hall to Southside Café. She builds her own soup in the dining hall and proceeds to a table in the back near the windows. From her backpack, she removes a black sketchbook that is falling apart at the spine. She sifts through...

A semester in review: eight memorable stories

A semester in review: eight memorable stories

JENNIFER FORSMANN and IAN SMAY

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Top-feature

Performing Arts, spending cut to eliminate deficit After WSU overspent its budget by roughly $30 million for several years, WSU President Kirk Schulz proposed a plan to eliminate the university’s deficit by cutting each unit’s budget 2.5 percent. The plans include cutting some programs and employe...

Police warn to lock belongings

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Coming off a high number of car prowls in the late summer and early fall, Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant warned people to secure their valuables, before leaving for break. Tennant said most thefts result from leaving valuables visible in unlocked cars, breeding crimes of opportunity. While the...

Daily Evergreen to launch public records project

December 11, 2017


Filed under News

The Daily Evergreen created a page on its website to store public records, useful government links and videos posted on Facebook. The page, titled “transparency,” houses all records obtained by the Evergreen to allow the public to access information themselves. This will help the Evergreen’s instit...

WSU Foundation included in Paradise Papers leaks

JESSICA ZHOU, Assistant news editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under News

WSU was one of more than 100 educational institutions listed in the client database of offshore law firm Appleby in the Paradise Papers leaks early last month. In international news, these documents have revealed information related to the elaborate structures wealthy individuals around the world use...

Sit-in demands stalled, student leader says

Sit-in demands stalled, student leader says

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Top-feature

Despite feeling hopeful after meeting with administration several times to address demands made at the sit in earlier this fall, WSU Black Student Union President and sit-in organizer Chijioke Emeka said the administration has since done nothing to address their issues. “They haven’t done anything...

Cougar Safe Rides to run limited schedule next semester

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The Women’s Resource Center recently held its first trials of a new service to replace Women’s Transit, and will continue the program next semester. After Women’s Transit ceased operations last spring, Women’s Resource Center Director Amy Sharp made it a priority to bring the program back...

Petition to re-instate Performing Arts circulates

Petition to re-instate Performing Arts circulates

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Supporters of Performing Arts circulated a petition on social media to preserve the program. “It is impossible to provide a well-rounded education without a theatre program,” the creator of the petition wrote in a letter to WSU President Kirk Schulz. The petition follows October’s announcement...