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Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board is requiring President Quinton Berkompas and the executive administration to reopen the applications for the deputy director of student affairs and the communications team. The 6-0-1 vote in favor of this decision is a response to a hearing that occurred on Monday The board...

Mutation puts some dogs at risk of death

Mutation puts some dogs at risk of death

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A genetic mutation could cause anesthetics to be more dangerous for some dogs if left undiscovered before surgery. The mutation causes certain dogs to produce less of an enzyme called CYP2B11, which breaks down anesthetics and similar drugs. The underproduction of this enzyme can lead to long recovery...

Bill opens new grad pathways

Bill opens new grad pathways

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A Washington bill is making high school graduation requirements in the state more accessible for some students.  House Bill 1599 requires school districts to offer alternative options for students to meet graduation requirements.  Previously, students were required to achieve a passing score on the English, langu...

PRH acquires Palouse Health Clinic, patients

PRH acquires Palouse Health Clinic, patients

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital is taking ownership of the Palouse Health Center to avoid it closing down in its owner’s absence. Megan Guido, PRH chief marketing and community relations officer, said the PHC president and administrator approached the hospital in spring 2019 about taking over the practic...

Student Affairs hosts training

Student Affairs hosts training

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs held an implicit bias awareness training for students. Jaime Nolan, associate vice president of community, equity, and inclusive excellence in the Division of Student Affairs, said the implicit bias workshop is a part of commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Nolan...

Engaging with mindfulness

Engaging with mindfulness

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A workshop focused on compassion and listening encouraged attendees to engage in mindfulness to connect with others and deal with difficult situations. Community Wide Mindfulness Hour: Social Justice and Engaged Mindfulness happened on Monday at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center as part of WSU’s...

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

ASWSU senators criticized President Quinton Berkompas for not publicizing open positions before their confirmation on Jan. 15 during the ASWSU Senate meeting. Several members testified Monday that this broke a bylaw. The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing Monday regarding executive position hires...

‘Local losses of bee species’

‘Local losses of bee species’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

Diversifying farms with different types of plant and flower species can combat the decline in pollinator insects such as bees. “Many bees rely on flowers as their primary resource,” said Elias Bloom, WSU alum and Michigan State University postdoctoral researcher. “If you take those flower...

BECU offers multiple scholarships

BECU offers multiple scholarships

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

At least 25 scholarships worth $2,500 each are available to Boeing Employees’ Credit Union members and WSU students this year. The scholarships are funded through the BECU Foundation. Rachel Van Noord, BECU Foundation executive director, said a minimum of 25 scholarships will be awarded this year;...

Human Development gets new leader

Human Development gets new leader

SOLEN AREF, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

In December, WSU’s Department of Human Development announced associate professor Michael Cleveland's succession of Laura Hill as department head. Cleveland joined WSU as a staff member in 2016. He said he never imagined becoming department head until Hill asked him if he would consider the job. “Talking...

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Doja Cat will not be performing on Jan. 31 because she “decided to cancel all upcoming university shows,” according to a press release from WSU Student Entertainment Board. Purplepass will give refunds to students who purchased tickets to the concert. Students will receive $24 back, but will not...

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

DARE graduation prompts talks about opioid use in Pullman

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Around 190 fifth graders graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Jan. 15 at Pullman High School. During a Pullman City Council meeting on Dec. 10, Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the number of heroin cases investigated and the amount of opioid grams seized by the polic...

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