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ASWSU addresses abortion demonstration

ASWSU addresses abortion demonstration

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

The ASWSU President addressed the abortion demonstration that happened Monday and Tuesday during the ASWSU senate meeting on Wednesday. President Quinton Berkompas testified to the senate and discussed university administration and ASWSU’s motivation to not inform students the demonstration was...

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

WSU students did not receive nearly $1.1 million earmarked for student use this year because WSU scholarships waive Services and Activities Fees before tuition. Students were not able to allocate this money to fund services from groups like ASWSU, GPSA and the CUB. ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas...

Senate approves its first pieces of legislation

Senate approves its first pieces of legislation

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

The ASWSU senate approved its first two bills of the legislative year to modify the responsibilities of delegates and executive officers during last night’s senate meeting. The first bill modifies the freshman delegate duties and their compensation. Freshman delegates will now hold one office hour...

ASWSU discusses upcoming resolutions

ASWSU discusses upcoming resolutions

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2019

Several ASWSU senators presented their ideas for upcoming resolutions during last night’s senate meeting. Monica Chavez, an uncertified senator, said she’d like to implement locks requiring identification card swipes on every floor in WSU residence halls. Older buildings on the south side of...

ASWSU plans to increase student voting

ASWSU plans to increase student voting

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2019

An ASWSU senator is developing a resolution to improve old water fixtures across the university. Senator Jelani Christopher said he’d like to call for the university to replace old water fixtures around campus with smart water fixtures. Smart water fixtures are hands-free, digital faucets that...

ASWSU Senate confirms six new members

ASWSU Senate confirms six new members

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

The ASWSU Senate appointed six new members into vacant positions during last night’s senate meeting. Jane McDonald, junior journalism and media production major, was selected as the Communication Senator. She said one of her goals is to increase the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication’s...

Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

The 49th ASWSU Senate was sworn into office Wednesday night and approved stipends for next year’s executive positions. Next year’s ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the semester stipends have been placed close to minimum wage to match their hours. The stipends are distributed biweekly.  ...

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

ASWSU discusses graduation regalia costs, opens conversation about cultural appropriation

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2019

The ASWSU Senate passed its last pieces of legislation for this spring semester, which included resolutions that address the cost of graduation regalia and support for increased cultural awareness in the Greek community. Senator Rachel Kenitzer authored a resolution that called for reduced regalia...

Senators vote for open discussions with police

Senators vote for open discussions with police

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2019

The ASWSU Senate showed support for open forum discussions between police departments, the Pullman community and students to address sexual misconduct and violence at Wednesday night's meeting in the CUB. The resolution was authored by ASWSU Senators Synthia Alcantar and Hannah Martian and called...

ASWSU hears finance report, passes resolution

ASWSU hears finance report, passes resolution

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2019

The ASWSU Senate approved a resolution to support gender-neutral housing in McCroskey Hall and future expansion, if necessary, to accommodate individuals. The finance chair gave a report on its current budget situation.   Finance committee budget   ASWSU Senator and Finance Chai...

ASWSU revamps #DearWSU

ASWSU revamps #DearWSU

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2019

ASWSU launched an updated version of the #DearWSU campaign this week. ASWSU Communications Director Brandon Crawford said #DearWSU first started in 2013 by the Taylor Hennessey and Kevin Massimino administration. The goal was to interact with students and answer any questions they might have. Crawford...

ASWSU approves recycling initiative to urge lawmakers

ASWSU approves recycling initiative to urge lawmakers

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2019

The ASWSU Senate finalized its decision to support campus recycling initiatives and confirmed two students to College of Arts and Sciences seats Wednesday. Resolution for recycling initiatives approved Senators Kiera Rust, Grant Esomonu and Chase Urquhart authored the resolution to improve recyc...

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