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Balasingam Muhunthan’s family created the B. Muhunthan Memorial Scholarship to help students continue to grow and succeed, carrying on his legacy and love of learning at WSU.

Remembering Balasingam Muhunthan

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2021

Balasingam Muhunthan, WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering chair and professor, passed away at the age of 59 on June 17. Muhunthan was born and raised in Sri Lanka, said Vishaka Muhunthan,...

Stop Animal Explotation Now routinely obtains reports from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare concerning the use and treatment of research animals at every registered research facility in the U.S.

Watchdog organization alleges WSU research staff fabricated data, overdosed animals, violated protocols

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2021

An Ohio-based watchdog organization, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, called on WSU President Kirk Schulz to launch a full investigation into the university's animal research programs in a letter sent to...

Emma Claire Spring, pictured here, pitched an idea to renovate a hotel in Chantilly, Virginia. As a part of the renovation process, she pitched that the hotel’s name be changed from Holiday Inn to Delta Hotels.

WSU alumna wins competition after pitching idea for hotel

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

A WSU graduate won $50,000 in project funding from the She Has a Deal hotel investment pitch competition last month.  Emma Claire Spring, WSU School of Hospitality Business Management graduate, said...

Brandon Evans Hutzenbiler, former WSU Bear Center manager, watches one of the grizzly bears Sunday morning in the WSU Bear Center yard.

WSU Bear Center manager heads to New Mexico

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 30, 2021

Brandon Evans Hutzenbiler spent five years at the WSU Bear Center wearing waterproof work boots and scrub pants while dealing with grizzly-sized messes. “I would like to know how much poop I’ve...

Lyon's term as interim chair will end in summer 2022 when Rich Koenig is set to return as department chair.

Drew Lyon appointed as interim Crop and Soil Sciences chair

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU Professor Drew Lyon describes himself as a weed scientist and “servant leader.” It was through a community college botany class where Lyon discovered his interest in plants. Lyon said he was...

Danielle Ivory, New York Times reporter, said the project tracked COVID-19 data on spreadsheets, maps and charts, including case numbers, mortality rates, vaccine eligibility and more.

WSU professor, Pullmanite recognized for contributions to Pulitzer Prize winning project

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

A COVID-19 case tracking project from The New York Times involving contributions from a WSU professor and Pullman native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this month. Danielle...

The professional sales certificate program consists of five classes but usually takes around 2 years to complete.

WSU Pullman to offer professional sales certificate program

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2021

The WSU Professional Sales Program will expand to Pullman this fall from the Vancouver campus. During the program, students learn sales skills and management, said Ron Pimentel, Professional Sales Program...

One of the new faculty members is Arifa Raza. She will join the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at WSU Pullman in the fall.

WSU cluster-hire program addresses faculty racial, gender inequalities

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

An initiative by WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton prompted WSU to begin a cluster-hire program, bringing five new faculty members to the Pullman campus. Senior Vice Provost Laura Hill said the cluster-hire...

There has not been a decision as to whether unvaccinated students will have to follow social distancing guidelines in the fall, but they will still be required to wear masks.

Certain WSU COVID-19 guidelines set to go away in fall

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

WSU faculty members and other select university staff will have the option to ask students to verify their vaccination statuses in the fall, but are not required to do so.  “There are really...

Student Affairs plans to incorporate ASWSU leaders’ suggestions to make resources more accessible, including enhancing click and search engine optimization.

Student Affairs to ‘revamp’ websites, make student resources more available

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs plans to make it easier for students to find and access university resources in the upcoming fall semester. Earlier in the month, Student Affairs leaders met with...

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine raised the most money for an individual organization, totaling over $337,000 from 259 gifts.

WSU Day of Giving raises over $700,000 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

The annual #CougsGive Day of Giving April 14 brought in over $700,000, a new benchmark from the previous giving average of $400,000-$450,000. The event began in 2015 as a way to raise money for the university...

Designer Brandon Dunbar said his brother modeled his collection.

WSU apparel design students showcase collections in fashion show

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

WSU students studying apparel design presented their collection during the 38th annual university fashion show April 10.  Apparel design majors created their collection based on this year’s...

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