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Data shows high levels of freshman enrollment

Data shows high levels of freshman enrollment

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Final results for fall enrollment at WSU Pullman showed an increase in freshman enrollment by roughly five times the normal rate, said Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications. Current student enrollment numbers were released by WSU officials on Sept. 12, with a total of 21,022...

Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

Student explores heavy metal music, Indian culture in research

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

Daniel Cullinan, a history major at WSU, spent a month last summer doing research in India. Now he’s writing an article on heavy metal he hopes to publish in a scholarly journal. Cullinan’s interest in the topic stemmed from work in an Asian studies course, in which he interviewed Mushaf Nazeer,...

Event highlights new plant research facility

Event highlights new plant research facility

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Plant Phenomics Symposium celebrated the installment of the new phenomics facility in Johnson Hall on Tuesday. The new phenocenter was secured through a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust authored by Kiwamn Tanaka, Henning Kunz, Karen Sanguinet, Scot Hulbert, Zhiwu Zhang and Helmut Kirchoff. The...

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Researchers at WSU have found a new way to fight sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response that can cause organ failure. Can Yang Zhang, a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Disease-Driven Design of Nanotherapeutics, which is part of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical...

Application aims to keep online marketplaces safe, accountable

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Two brothers have developed an app called Trader Rater that allows users to review online sellers and buyers in order to keep people accountable and safe. Users can go to the app to see if people on secondhand marketplaces like Craiglist and OfferUp are trustworthy, app co-creator and WSU alumnus...

City may implement indigenous celebration

City may implement indigenous celebration

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Pullman City Council met Tuesday night to discuss creating an Indigenous Peoples’ Day, several resolutions and ending a contract with a retail recruitment firm. Councilmember Brandon Chapman spoke to the council about the city creating an Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Chapman said he has spoken...

22-year-old man arrested for inappropriate texts to minor

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News

Pullman Police arrested 22-year-old Gerald Haugen for allegedly exchanging text messages of a sexual nature with a local 14-year-old girl. Officers arrested Haugen in the early morning hours Sunday, Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said. Police originally received a tip from a concerned parent about...

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A video that showed members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, dressed in grass skirts followed by a #FIJIISLANDER2018 hashtag, was published on Twitter on Monday night. “It clearly shows a lack of understanding for our community,” said Dan Welter, associate dean of students for...

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Jason Gesser, the assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund, has resigned following new allegations of sexual misconduct by former WSU volleyball player Alyssa Wold. Gesser sent his letter of resignation to WSU on Tuesday. The Daily Evergreen released a 3,100 word report las...

Brown talks voting laws, gun control, abortion rights

Brown talks voting laws, gun control, abortion rights

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Local, Local elections, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Lisa Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington’s 5th congressional district, met with students and faculty on campus Monday for a question-and-answer session. Among other things, Brown addressed issues of gun control, reproductive rights and the importance of democratic participation. The race...

Pullman Good Food Co-op receives grant

Pullman Good Food Co-op receives grant

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Good Food Co-op received a $10,000 grant from the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s Community Investment Committee and hopes to provide healthier local food options. The goal is to open a food cooperative store in Pullman, said Destiny Sternod, Pullman Good Food Co-op...

Bike week supports commuters in Pullman, Moscow

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community

Palouse Bike Week, a series of cycling events running through Saturday, kicked off Monday as part of an effort to support the biking community in Pullman and Moscow. Daily events include group rides and seminars along with activities like flat tire clinics, safety workshops and children’s bike workshops. Palouse...

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