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Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board is requiring President Quinton Berkompas and the executive administration to reopen the applications for the deputy director of student affairs and the communications team. The 6-0-1 vote in favor of this decision is a response to a hearing that occurred on Monday The board...

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

ASWSU’s hiring process called into question

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

ASWSU senators criticized President Quinton Berkompas for not publicizing open positions before their confirmation on Jan. 15 during the ASWSU Senate meeting. Several members testified Monday that this broke a bylaw. The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing Monday regarding executive position hires...

ASWSU fills government vacancies

ASWSU fills government vacancies

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Two new members were confirmed to ASWSU departments during the ASWSU senate meeting Jan. 15. Geordy Greene, senior political science major, was confirmed to the ASWSU election board. Taylor Heersink, junior elementary education major, was confirmed as deputy director of legislative affairs after not...

ASWSU approves ‘Lauren’s Promise’

ASWSU approves ‘Lauren’s Promise’

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

The ASWSU Senate passed a resolution calling for all university syllabi to include “Lauren’s Promise” starting next semester. The promise was written by Jill McCluskey and includes information for how students can report sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, and resources that are av...

ASWSU senators discuss campus projects

ASWSU senators discuss campus projects

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2019

A Tyrannosaurus rex, Mickey Mouse and a witch sat in on the ASWSU senate meeting last night. The senators wore Halloween costumes and heard updates from several members of university executives on the Division of Student Affairs. They discussed projects such as the university’s Culture and Heritage...

Students address decision to not retry Hargraves

Students address decision to not retry Hargraves

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office and ASWSU addressed the prosecutor’s decision to not retry Jerry Daniel Hargraves for first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. Hargraves, former Pullman police sergeant, was tried for first-degree custodial sexual misconduct following an incident involving...

Biannual political debate ends in handshake

Biannual political debate ends in handshake

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The Young Democrats at WSU, The WSU GOP and the Young Americans for Liberty at WSU debated amongst each other last night and ended the public forum with a handshake between all members. ASWSU Issues and Forums held its fall debate in Todd Hall last night, inviting audience members to ask the three...

Senate discusses ongoing WSU police investigation

Senate discusses ongoing WSU police investigation

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

ASWSU discussed the ongoing investigation WSU Police is conducting regarding the disparity in arrest rates among black students during last night’s senate meeting. ASWSU vice president Jhordin Prescott said she is working with Administrative Sergeant Dawn Daniels to restructure and improve the process...

ASWSU calls for Pac-12 to stand with ASUU

ASWSU calls for Pac-12 to stand with ASUU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

The ASWSU Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in response to the University of Utah filing a motion to dismiss the $56 million lawsuit filed in June by Lauren McCluskey’s parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey, WSU professors. It calls for accountability from the University of Utah for failing to pr...

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen Reporter

October 1, 2019

ASWSU issued a press release Monday on Twitter calling for the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office to retry former Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves, who was charged with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. The charges followed an incident which occurred in April 2018 involving a female WSU st...

ASWSU approves funding for ‘Bangladesh Night’ event

ASWSU approves funding for ‘Bangladesh Night’ event

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2019

The ASWSU Senate is partially funding an event to represent the Bangladesh community and connect it to the WSU population. The senate approved funding of $3,200 to the Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars (ABSS) for its Bangladesh Night 2019. The event will be on Oct. 5 in the CUB Senior...

ASWSU addresses abortion demonstration

ASWSU addresses abortion demonstration

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 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...

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