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Grace Hendrickson, member of the ASWSU Executive Board, advocates for an additional deputy director position within ASWSU's Communications team, as the current three director struggle to hold down their tasks, during the ASWSU meeting, Wednesday evening, at the CUB.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board decided to allow two members on its executive staff without senate confirmation during its Wednesday meeting, a decision that came after a bylaws hearing on Jan. 31. The hearing examined if appointing Jajuan Jackson and Eric Martinez to the executive staff was constitutional ev...

Board reaches decision

The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing where President Quinton Berkompas and Senate Pro Tempore Hannah Martian presented testimony regarding the legitimacy of appointments made to the executive communication team.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 3, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board reached a decision about whether appointments to the executive communications team made by President Quinton Berkompas obeyed senate bylaws. The board will not publicize that decision until Monday. Senator Hannah Martian said she is unsure whether two appointments to the execu...

ASWSU passes payment plan resolutions for first-gen students

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

ASWSU senators approved two resolutions regarding a tuition payment plan and open-source textbooks Wednesday at the senate meeting.  ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare authored a resolution to create a tuition payment plan for students at WSU. About 40 percent of students at WSU are first-gen...

Student running for House of Representatives

Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for ASWSU, Ryan Vance believes that food insecurity is a major issues and hopes to combat it if he wins, Tuesday evening in the CUB. Should Vance win the election, he would be the first 22 year old to hold the office since 1920.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

A WSU student is running for a seat in the Washington House of Representatives as a Republican to voice his concerns for eastern Washington. Ryan Vance, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs and junior political science major, said a democracy needs to have seats changing frequently in order...

Senators, Berkompas reflect on ruling

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said he disagrees with the Judical Board’s ruling but will comply with it. Chief Justice Kevin Kissinger suggested the Senate should not confirm Eric Martinez or Jajaun Jackson which leaves two more vacancies.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

ASWSU senators voiced their concerns to President Quinton Berkompas after the Judicial Board presented the court’s ruling during the Senate meeting Wednesday. Chief Justice Kevin Kissinger referred to the hearing on Jan. 21, which determined whether or not the executive staff violated a bylaw regarding appl...

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 Senator Hannah Martian says that President Quinton Berkompas’s targeting of the hiring announcements is a statement of privilege since it lends itself to senators’ social circles.

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

Geordy Greene, a senior studying political science, was confirmed as a member of ASWSU’s election committee at the ASWSU meeting Jan. 15 at the CUB.

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’

Hannah Martian, ASWSU pro tempore, says “Lauren’s Promise” will be added to their syllabus next spring.

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 showing their Halloween spirit by dressing up for the Senate meeting on Wednesday at the CUB.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 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

Jhordin Prescott, ASWSU vice president, discusses the ASWSU press release regarding the Dan Hargraves trial case Monday afternoon in the ASWSU office. Prescott says she stands with the statement ASWSU released saying the prosecution failed to represent the victim.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 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

WSU Young Democrats, left, WSU GOP, middle, and Young Americans for Liberty engage in debate during
the ASWSU Issues and Forums Political Debate on Tuesday evening at Todd Hall.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 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...

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