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Holidays politicized, researcher finds

Holidays politicized, researcher finds

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Local elections, News, Politics, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Republican voters were more likely to cut gatherings with Democratic family members short than the other way around, and the more saturated an area was with political advertising, the shorter family gatherings were, a WSU economics doctoral candidate found. Ryne Rohla co-authored a paper with M. Keith Chen of University of California, Los Angelos, matching the l...

Music Director nominated for Pulitzer

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU School of Music Director Greg Yasinitsky has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in music for his piece, “Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.” “There is almost no way to describe it,” Yasinitsky said of the nomination. “For me, it’s the biggest, most important musical award in the...

Despite late hours, student finds work-life balance

Despite late hours, student finds work-life balance

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Many WSU students work part-time jobs in addition to going to school full-time. A smaller number have jobs that require them to work late nights, sometimes as late as 2 a.m. Places like Flix Cafe, the CUB and Einstein Bros. Bagels are all open past midnight. After a few months of working the late...

On-campus services available for students during break

On-campus services available for students during break

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Going home for Thanksgiving break is not an option for all students, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Center and Multicultural Student Services will be open for those staying in town. Kimberly Dela Cruz, a retention counselor, said the center usually hosts game nights or a Thanksgiving...

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017


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

WSU President Kirk Schulz’s trip to the Samoan Islands in late August ran a tab of over $6,500, according to Schulz's travel expense records. First-class plane tickets were the greatest expense. Schulz and a small group of Pullman community leaders traveled to the Samoan Islands in late Augu...

WSU turns waste into usable goods

WSU turns waste into usable goods

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

It was surprisingly quiet, that is until the machines started up and work began. Cubes of shredded paper, cardboard and filthy plastic create neat stacks in the warehouse. These mountains of recycled goods await pickup to be sent off elsewhere. In the meantime, birds take this opportunity to nest...

Women’s studies may move to English

Women’s studies may move to English

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The women’s studies program may move from Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies to the English department if a proposal, which was submitted Oct. 31, is approved by Provost Dan Bernardo. Pamela Thoma, associate professor in CCGRS, said the program submitted a proposal to move to the English...

WSU researcher informs through caterpillar book

WSU researcher informs through caterpillar book

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

In a backyard garden in England, curiosity led an eight-year-old David James to find a fuzzy caterpillar. He decided to put it in a jar, feed it and watch it transform into a moth. That’s when he knew he wanted to be an entomologist. Ever since that day, caterpillars have always had a special place...

Snoqualmie Pass avalanche bridge construction completed

KATIE SHADLER, EVERGREEN REPORTER

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Safety

Washington State Department of Transportation workers completed a second avalanche bridge on I-90 this past week in an 8-year effort to increase safety and traffic flow on Snoqualmie Pass. The effort is part of phase one of a 15-mile project, stretching from Hyak to Easton. Phase one covers the...

New freshman requirements approved by ASWSU

New freshman requirements approved by ASWSU

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under ASWSU, News

An amendment to a bill requiring freshman delegates to complete two outreach hours each month was approved during an ASWSU meeting Wednesday. Written by freshman delegate Blake Gurney, the purpose of this amendment is to provide more opportunities for delegates to connect to their constituents. “We...

Recycling after campus, where does it go?

Recycling after campus, where does it go?

November 15, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News, Videos, WSU Pullman campus

Waste from WSU is processed in a university facility and then recycled or composted. The compost is used at research greenhouses or WSU-owned pastures. The compacted recyclables are sold to other companies.

CAHNRS dean candidates to visit Pullman

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Four finalists for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences dean position will visit WSU during the two weeks after Thanksgiving break. This is the college’s second attempt to recruit a new dean to replace Ron Mittelhammer, who plans to retire. Earlier this year, two of the f...