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‘We’re not transparent until we’re forced to be transparent’

‘We’re not transparent until we’re forced to be transparent’

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2020

Washington’s Attorney General’s office is conducting an external investigation regarding WSU’s former provost’s allegations of gender bias shortly before she stepped down from the position. Faculty Senate Chair Greg Crouch informed the senate that WSU President Kirk Schulz authorized the...

Former WSU staff lied about paid work

Former WSU staff lied about paid work

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2020

Former WSU employees misreported and received more than $12,000 in unearned wages between 2014 and 2019. The Washington state Auditor’s Office published a report on Feb. 10 indicating four cases of WSU employees reporting inaccurate leaves of absence and time worked, totaling to the misappropriation of $12,238.55 Phil Weiler, WSU vice president of ...

WSU adviser retires

WSU adviser retires

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Art collections, squirrel figurines and cat photos adorn Valorie Fisher’s office in Clark Hall. A timeworn wedding photo and a bowl of candies fill the room with an atmosphere of warmth and energy. For more than 30 years, Fisher has worked as an adviser in WSU. She is retiring after the end of ...

Former professor will speak about Islamophobia

Former professor will speak about Islamophobia

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Lawrence Pintak, professor and founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will give a lecture on Islamophobia and American elections Feb. 18.  Pintak will be speaking about Islamophobia in the United States after 9/11 and how it has evolved during the Trump administration....

Engineering school secures $500K for research

Engineering school secures $500K for research

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Three researchers in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation. One of the award winners, Anamika Dubey, is an assistant professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “This award is given...

Faculty candidate talks about particles

Faculty candidate talks about particles

SYLENA HARPER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

Michael Pretko, WSU faculty candidate for theoretical physics, spoke about particles called fractons on Tuesday during the Physics and Astronomy’s colloquium. A fracton is a new type of particle which could be applied to building quantum computers, Pretko said. Pretko said a fracton’s mov...

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

Sociologists examine rural justice systems

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

WSU sociologists are examining ways to reduce rising incarceration rates in rural areas as a part of grant-funded research project.  Sociology professor Jennifer Schwartz and associate professor Jennifer Sherman will speak to people working in rural jails, law enforcement and other parts of rura...

Administrators seek plan feedback

Administrators seek plan feedback

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 11, 2020

WSU administrators are looking for feedback on the first draft of the 2020-2025 Systemwide Strategic Plan. Phil Weiler, WSU vice president of marketing and communication, said this plan is more “grass-roots” driven than ones before it. “This is an important point, or point in time, for p...

GPSA senators make policy changes

GPSA senators make policy changes

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 11, 2020

The Graduate School dean and the director of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI) fielded questions from GPSA senators during a meeting on Monday. Holly Ashkannejhad, the director of CRCI, introduced new changes coming to Executive Policy 15 (EP 15), which addresses sexual misconduct, dis...

Faculty artists present campus collection

Faculty artists present campus collection

HARRY LAWS, Evergreen contributer

February 10, 2020

Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Clinical Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Sena Clara Creston displayed her interactive piece at the WSU faculty and staff exhibit last Friday on the Tri-Cities campus. The exhibit opened Jan. 31 and will be on display until Feb. 28.  Fine Arts staff an...

Lawsuit filed against WSU alleging discrimination

Lawsuit filed against WSU alleging discrimination

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

A man filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against WSU for allegedly violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (WSLAD) in April 2017 after the man was denied an interview for employment.  Atanu Mukherjee, postdoctoral fellow at University of...

WSU lab wins $1.59 million grant

WSU lab wins $1.59 million grant

SYLENA HARPER, Evergreen reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU's Winuthayanon Lab was awarded $1.59 million to address problems with contraception and infertility. Approximately 45 percent of all pregnancies reported in 2011 were unintended and three quarters of those pregnancies occurred among teens aged 15 to 19 years old, according to the Center for Disea...

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