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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...

Senate discusses ongoing WSU police investigation

Kebron Gebru, an all-campus senator of ASWSU, expresses his concerns about the protection that students of color get from false accusation by Pullman both on-campus and off campus during the ASWSU meeting on Wednesday evening at the CUB.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 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 senators Malvin Malai-Harrison, left, Melissa Torres, middle, and Donavyn Velez-Fucal listen during the meeting on Wednesday at the CUB. The Senate discussed how Utah filed a motion to dismiss the McCluskey lawsuit.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 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

Outgoing ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee was created in March. The committee recommends WSU officials to implement workshops and resources for victims.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen Reporter

October 2, 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

Esperonza Mendoza Villa, sophomore architecture major, became one of the four newly elected Election Board Committee members after a long period of debate between members of the Student Senate at the ASWSU meeting on Wednesday evening, at the CUB.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 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...

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