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Former WSU employee adds new claims to suit, including racial discrimination

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Darryl Riser, a former WSU employee who filed an ongoing lawsuit regarding his termination along with claims alleged mistreatment, has entered a motion containing 46 amended claims including allegations of racial discrimination against the school, two administrators and a fellow employee. The claim...

WSU breaks even with Hawaii Alive! Orientation

WSU breaks even with Hawaii Alive! Orientation

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU plans on hosting another Alive! orientation in Hawaii next summer after a successful pilot run in June. Amanda Morgan, director of New Student Programs, said the session went well and actually exceeded expectations in some areas. “It was definitely a success on many accounts,” Morgan said....

GPSA leaders balance school, advocacy

GPSA leaders balance school, advocacy

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

August 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, GPSA, Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Correction: Josh Munroe's name has been updated to reflect its correct spelling. The new leaders of GPSA — Amir Gilmore, David Silva and Josh Munroe — are performing balancing acts. They are graduate students completing their dissertations, job hunters looking for workplaces after graduation and exec...

‘Being a female voice in a room is very important’

‘Being a female voice in a room is very important’

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergeen reporter

August 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, Features, Local, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Savannah Rogers hopes to utilize her position as ASWSU President this year to bring both a woman’s perspective and a safety-based, holistic approach to the student body. Rogers, elected in spring 2018, ran a campaign focused on safety and empowerment. She said she defines safety as something...

How student fees are used at WSU

How student fees are used at WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

One thing on the mind of most college freshmen before they ever sit in a university classroom for the first time is student fees. ASWSU President Savannah Rogers said students should be curious about where their money goes. “Don’t be okay with just seeing the words ‘tech fee,’ ” Rogers...

WSU looks to increase window safety

WSU looks to increase window safety

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

August 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Safety, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Matthew Gray, a new student at WSU in fall 2017, was moving into his dorm with the help of his family a year ago and was looking forward to four years of memories and opportunities. It was around 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 ­— just three days after his arrival in Pullman — when tragedy struck. Gray,...

Brown removes WSU logo from campaign ad

Brown removes WSU logo from campaign ad

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Politics, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Spokane

Lisa Brown’s campaign has apologized to WSU after using a clip of a person wearing a baseball cap with the university’s logo on it in an advertisement. Brown, the former WSU Spokane Chancellor challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, for her seat representing Washington’s 5th Congressional...

Kelly Ward passes away at 54

Kelly Ward passes away at 54

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Kelly Ward, vice provost for faculty development and recognition in the College of Education, died Sunday at the age of 54. Ward passed away as a result of injuries following an accident on July 3, according to a letter from WSU Provost Dan Bernardo. "Kelly will likely be most remembered as a champion...

Judge won’t recuse self in Riser case

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Thomas Rice, the judge presiding over a case involving former WSU employee Darryl Riser suing WSU and multiple university administrators including President Kirk Schulz, has denied Riser’s motion for recusal based on alleged bias. Riser’s motion for recusal was based on nine points, including...

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited WSU on Monday as part of a tour of Eastern Washington and land grant universities with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA. Perdue began his tour in Spokane before making his way to Pullman, according to a press release. Once on campus, he walked through...

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 28, 2018


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

WSU will reopen Waller Hall this fall to house the largest freshman class in school history. A projected incoming class of over 4,300 students looking for on-campus housing caused the need for Waller Hall, which closed after the spring 2015 semester, to reopen, Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing ...

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU broke ground on its new plant sciences building, the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, Wednesday morning. The state of Washington will provide $52 million in funding for the project, according to a WSU news release. Construction of the building is expected to be finished by January...

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