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ASWSU addresses abortion demonstration

ASWSU president Quinton Berkompas discusses the university’s handling of the anti-abortion demonstrations on Wednesday at the CUB and its decision to not make a statement beforehand.

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

This graph shows the total amount of Services and Activities money waived by scholarships given by WSU. For the past five years, students at WSU have annually lost $907,547 on average as a result of fee waivers.

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

Vice President Jhordin Prescott said funds for ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program would have been exhausted by April 22 if not for the additional $10,000.

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

The ASWSU Senate holds a meeting to elect new members and discuss student concerns at the CUB on Wednesday night. One concern was the graduation requirements for students of the School of Design and Construction.

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

Albert James, freshman broadcast news major, discusses his previous experience in having an advisory role at the Lakewood City Council while in high school, at the ASWSU meeting on Wednesday.

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

Jane McDonald, junior journalism and media production major, discusses her involvement in various WSU organizations and her goal of increasing the presence of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication during Wednesday night’s meeting at the CUB.

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

Members of the 49th ASWSU Senate being sworn in Wednesday night at the CUB.

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

Mariela Frias, co-director of Diversity and Inclusion gives a public testimony in favor of ASWSU resolution 48-21 Wednesday night at the CUB.

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

Director of Communication Brandon Crawford, left, Rachel Ring deputy director of communication, center, and deputy director of communications
Skylar Schmidt give a report about their work to the ASWSU Senate on Wednesday night at the CUB.

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

Keegan D. Otter, ASWSU director of community affairs, presents to the ASWSU Senate about downtown Pullman. Senators discussed a resolution to promote gender-neutral housing for all students on Wednesday night in the CUB.

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

Tyler Parchem, then senator at-large, reads a handout from the ASWSU director of health and safety at an ASWSU senate meeting Aug. 23 2017 at the CUB.

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

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

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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