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Schulz responds to legislators’ RSO letter

Schulz responds to legislators’ RSO letter

JENNIFER LADWIG, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

WSU President Kirk Schulz responded to members of the Washington State Legislature (see below) after they sent a letter to Schulz asking the university to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as an official Registered Student Organization. Schulz did not specifically name the College Repub...

Police to expand drone use

Police to expand drone use

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Community, Crime, Local, News, Showcase

In July, the Pullman Police Department purchased four drones that will be used for traffic, rescue or other police operations. Most of Pullman’s population was introduced to the remote-controlled flying objects this August, either during the department’s Aerial Adventure Day or during the Lentil...

Local supplement company faces lawsuit

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Community, Local, News

A locally-based dietary supplements website, Big Dan’s Fitness, is being sued by an Arizonan-based supplement company after allegations of false advertisements on the website. According to the lawsuit, Nutrition Distribution LLC, also known as Athletic Xtreme, is suing Big Dan’s Fitness for false...

Regents approve airport sale

Regents approve airport sale

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Politics

The WSU Board of Regents unanimously voted to sell land to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to accommodate its runway expansion. They also unanimously voted to use the $14.7 million gained from the sale to pay for relocating research facilities located on the land. Regent Ryan Durkin said money...

Rep. threatened WSU funding, complaint states

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

A public employee advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint against a Washington state legislator, claiming he threatened to withhold funds for WSU building projects if the university did not fire a wolf researcher and end funding to his program. The complaint, lodged with the Washington State Le...

WSU enrollment and retention increase

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News

WSU has released their fall semester enrollment data, showing that retention rates at WSU have improved 2 percent since last year. The Office of Institutional Research at WSU released statistics showing that all WSU campuses retention rates are improving. In Pullman specifically, enrollment retention...

Regents talk budget and free speech

Regents talk budget and free speech

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

A multimillion-dollar land sale, budget deficits, conduct policies and free speech were all on the table when university administrators met with WSU’s highest governing officials during their first on-campus meeting of the academic year. This morning, the Board of Regents will cast its votes on...

Legislators ask WSU to suspend College Republicans

Legislators ask WSU to suspend College Republicans

JENNIFER LADWIG, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics

Members of the Washington State Legislature sent a letter to WSU President Kirk Schulz asking the university to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as an official Registered Student Organization, thus removing the club from both university and state funding. The legislators wrote in the letter...

PPD say College Hill clean up efforts effective

PPD say College Hill clean up efforts effective

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

Officials said College Hill residences have made efforts to clean up their community since the deadline. Pullman police informed residents in the area that after Sept. 11 officers would begin issuing tickets for nuisances due to trash from parties. More than a week after the deadline, the Pullman...

Women’s Transit to return and rebrand

Women’s Transit to return and rebrand

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Local, News, Showcase

Women’s Transit, renamed Cougar Safe Rides, will soon return to WSU Pullman’s campus. Women’s Transit was a volunteer-based late-night transportation service that offered rides to students from any Pullman location to their residences. The service was created for anyone who felt uncomfortable...

Student and faculty memorial site planned on campus

Student and faculty memorial site planned on campus

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Local, News, Showcase

A memorial site will be built in dedication to all of the students, faculty, and staff who died during their time at WSU. The location of the site will be between the Smith Gym and the WSU library parking garage. Several members of the WSU community passed away last school year. Three students overdosed...

WSU professor partners with OSU for transportation research

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen contributor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Research

Improving semi-truck transportation safety is the focus of a collaborative research project between WSU and Oregon State University professors. Eric Jessup, WSU associate research professor in the School of Economic Sciences, is working to find a more accurate measure of the significance of confounding...