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5k raises thousands for Cougar Health Fund

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2018

The Pullman and WSU communities raised about $4,250 in the Cougar Courage 5k for an endowment that funds sexual assault prevention and mental health awareness. The 5k, which 125 participants completed in about 30 minutes, started and ended at the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center on Sunday morning. Former...

Organizations experience S&A funding decrease as staff costs rise

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018

Most groups received a cut to their services and activities fees request for the 2018-19 academic year after the S&A Committee decided on a 2.5-percent blanket cut in an effort to reduce student fees. Health & Wellness Services is among the groups that received this cut, amounting to $8,000...

ASWSU approves executive stipends, confirms committee chairs

ASWSU approves executive stipends, confirms committee chairs

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2018

The ASWSU Senate met to approve next year’s executive stipends and confirm several committee chairs at its weekly meeting Wednesday. President Savannah Rogers appointed 15 cabinet members who receive between $1,000 and $2,250 per semester. She said the total budget for next school year’s executive...

Student leaders inaugurated

Student leaders inaugurated

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2018

ASWSU President-elect Savannah Rogers and Vice President-elect Tyler Parchem were officially sworn into office during the 23rd Annual Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction ceremony Tuesday. Rogers said her administration is eager to serve the WSU community by empowering students, increasing...

GPSA, Transit react to S&A cuts

GPSA, Transit react to S&A cuts

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2018

University entities that rely on Services and Activities fees as a source of revenue for the most part received less than they asked for as student leaders pushed for scaling back student fees. At the beginning of April, these organizations came before the Services and Activities Fee Committee with...

ASWSU Vancover election invalid

ASWSU Vancover election invalid

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018

WSU Vancouver’s student government will go without a president- and vice president-elect until a special election. The ASWSU Pullman Judicial Board ruled the March 7 electoral win for President-elect Vince Chavez and Vice President-elect Davina Cepeda invalid, citing Cepeda’s role on the Election...

Student gov’t unveils health endowment

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

April 9, 2018

ASWSU officially rolled out its new Cougar Health Fund on Monday. The fund, which is set up through the WSU Foundation, will hold a pool of money available to student groups looking to set up mental health and sexual assault prevention programs. “This endowment was created by students, for students,...

ASWSU, city talk community issues

ASWSU, city talk community issues

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018

ASWSU senators and city officials discussed a number of community issues, including the international situation that has led to Pullman residents being unable to recycle glass, during a special joint meeting Wednesday. Eileen Macoll, the Pullman representative on the Whitman County Solid Waste Advisory...

S&A Committee makes blanket 2.5 percent cut

S&A Committee makes blanket 2.5 percent cut

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018

The Student and Activities Fee Committee voted to reduce next years S&A fee contributions for all applicants, with the exception of ASWSU, during a 6.5 hour meeting Wednesday night. The committee cut 2.5 percent from base requests, with the exception of the three ASWSU groups and Transportati...

ASWSU committee conducts internal review

ASWSU committee conducts internal review

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018

The ASWSU executive team is working to fulfill campaign promises by completing the first internal review of the organization in decades. ASWSU Vice President Garrett Kalt said the internal review was an opportunity for the organization to reflect on the year and improve. At the start of their administration,...

Student gov’t leaders reply to protest

Student gov’t leaders reply to protest

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018

After a group of students staged a sit-in demanding the impeachment of President-elect Savannah Rogers and Vice President-elect Tyler Parchem, the two announced they would hold two open forums April 10 - 11 to listen to what students want from their administration and to discuss their 100-day plan. Demonstrators...

ASWSU votes to support marginalized students

ASWSU votes to support marginalized students

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018

ASWSU senators passed a resolution urging WSU faculty, staff, multicultural committees and administration to meet and create a plan for fighting issues marginalized people face. According to the resolution, passed at the Senate meeting Wednesday, current campus culture allows micro-aggressions against...

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