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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,...

Wisteria is built with hanging fabric shrouds that can change colors and overall shape to best respond to data received from the watch.

WSU Architecture project wins award

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2021

Wisteria, a WSU-led project, was announced as a finalist and popular choice winner of the Architizer A+ Award in the Architecture and New Technology category.  Mona Ghandi, School of Design and Construction...

The Myanmar military launched a coup on Feb. 1 following an election won by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. Military officials claim the election results were falsified.

WSU Myanmar students fear for families back home

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 7, 2021

Several WSU students from Myanmar have been displaced in Pullman since their nation’s military seized control of the government in February. Sandi Win Thu, plant biology doctoral student and recent...

Coach Shawn and Amber Deeds bring the Bulls together between innings during the 2021 PYBA Championship Game.

Pullman all-star teams head to state tournament

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 7, 2021

Pullman Youth Baseball Association is sending two all-star teams to compete at the state Little League tournament this month. The 11 to 13-year-old intermediate all-star team will compete on July 10...

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...

Pictured is Co-Principal Investigator Alla Kostyukova with students. Kostyukova serves as one of three Co-PI’s for WSU’s MARC program.

WSU awarded $2 million in NIH funding to support underrepresented student researchers

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU received a $1.3 million Maximizing Access to Research Careers grant from the National Institutes of Health to support underrepresented student researchers pursuing a biomedical research career. The...

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...

“Our internet cut out just as they said we got first,” team captain Austin Jones said. “Then our other team member who wasn’t on the bus was texting us freaking out.”

Garfield-Palouse High School team to attend National Envirothon Competition

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 18, 2021

Garfield-Palouse High School recently took first place in the Washington State Envirothon Competition and will go on to compete in nationals July 25-31.  The team consists of five students, said Mark...

Robert Franklin was contacted by the museum to be in the film because of his background as a historian.

WSU professor contributes to film nominated for Daytime Emmy

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2021

A WSU professor contributed to a film released in September 2020 called "The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip," which was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy. A portion of the film was shot...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, pictured here with Butch T. Cougar, will stay on as chief until a replacement is hired.

‘He knows it’s a great community, and he’s helped make it that way’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 14, 2021

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins will retire later this year after spending 47 years in law enforcement — but policing was not always the future he saw for himself. “When I was in high school,...

Brown’s love for teaching comes from seeing students make connections between what they learn in and outside the classroom.

Pullman High School teacher nominated for presidential award

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 14, 2021

Pullman High School teacher Johanna Brown was recently nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  Brown said she is still in shock about being nominated.  “I...

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