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Suicides in Whitman follow national increase

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Washington’s rural counties have followed a nationwide trend of having higher suicide rates than densely populated areas, and that gap is growing. Low availability and lack of access to transportation makes it hard for people living in rural areas to get the help they need, mental healthcare professionals...

Closures on MLK Jr. day, service opportunities

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Pullman’s city government offices and Neill Public Library will be closed Monday, while its public schools and WSU students will have the day off. Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s birthday. It is always observed on the third Monday...

Faculty hear INTO proposal

Faculty hear INTO proposal

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Faculty, News

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...

ZZU revamps, to reopen as ‘club and grub’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

The ZZU Bar and Grill, which closed October of last year, will reopen in 2018 with a new team, new look and new food. “There’s lots of bars in town and lots of students,” co-owner Cathy Cooper said, “so there’s plenty of business to go around and we hope we get our share of it.” Cathy,...

ISC’s new president begins term

ISC’s new president begins term

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Creating a diverse and welcoming organization is one of the greatest priorities for the newly elected International Students’ Council president. "I love working with all the international students and I love to see people mix their cultures together," Ximeng Li said. "I love seeing people smile." Li,...

Pullman Fire department updates ASWSU

Pullman Fire department updates ASWSU

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, Local, News

The Pullman Fire Department is looking at locations in the city to build a third fire station and hopes to increase the number of first responders. Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston and Captain Mark Johnson presented the department’s strategic plan to the ASWSU Senate at its meeting Wednesday night. The ...

WSU chooses new Tri-Cities chancellor

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU President Kirk Schulz made his pick for a new Tri-Cities campus chancellor over the winter break, choosing a former Colorado university dean to run the satellite campus. The new chancellor, Sandra Haynes, a senior administrator at Metropolitan State University of Denver, was one of four outside hire choi...

Summer Evergreen cut, other cutbacks postponed

Summer Evergreen cut, other cutbacks postponed

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Student Media Board decided not to change school-year production at The Daily Evergreen until the Jan. 31 board meeting. Board members failed to agree on what aspects of the paper’s production to cut, or whether to cut anything. At the end of a two-and-a-half-hour meeting, which included a...

WSU grad to run for auditor

DANIEL DOUCET and FORREST HOLT

January 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Politics

A WSU graduate and Garfield resident was the first to announce her candidacy for Whitman County auditor Sunday. Current Auditor Eunice Coker will finish her term in November 2018 and will not run for reelection. Sandy Jamison said she wants to promote the idea that the auditor’s office exists...

Schulz’s ‘buried’ budget legacy

Schulz’s ‘buried’ budget legacy

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2018


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

This isn’t WSU President Kirk Schulz’s first time handling a budget crisis. Before arriving in Pullman, he oversaw Kansas State University across nearly a decade of scarce funding. Now, after a semester of backlash against his administration over program and personnel cuts, WSU’s plight and...

Fear is nothing new

Fear is nothing new

Rebecca White, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Top-feature

WSU student Brenda Rodriguez has lived every day since Sept. 5 with a countdown. Rodriguez is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipient. As of Tuesday, she has 476 days until her permit expires. “[It’s] an automatic countdown I have in my head,” she said. “Those are the...

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

Pullman city bonds fail to pass due to technicality

IAN SMAY, Evergreen Reporter

January 9, 2018


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. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the city to wait until the next election in February to pass the bonds, due to questions over whether they met requiremen...