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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...

Unofficial entity sent Whitman County voters inaccurate information, auditor says

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


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

In Whitman County, an entity calling itself the “Center for Voter Information” has been mailing voters incorrect information, according to a press release from Whitman County Auditor. The letters the organization have been mailing state the voter receiving the letter is inactive and must fill...

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


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

The Center for Civic Engagement held an event Monday on the Glenn Terrell Mall to celebrate the CCE’s 25th anniversary. Director Melanie Brown said CCE partners with community organizations so students can help serve the public and works with faculty to get students involved in the community. CCE...

Former WSU volleyball player claims Jason Gesser groped her, attempted to kiss her without consent

Former WSU volleyball player claims Jason Gesser groped her, attempted to kiss her without consent

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top-feature

A former WSU volleyball player has come forward with new allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser, assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund. Alyssa Bodeau, who went by Alyssa Wold during her time at WSU but has since married, told The Daily Evergreen she suffered unwanted...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


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

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

Jason Gesser placed on home assignment pending investigation into new OEO complaint

Jason Gesser placed on home assignment pending investigation into new OEO complaint

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top-feature

WSU released a statement announcing it has placed Jason Gesser on home assignment following a new Office for Equal Opportunity complaint filed today alleging sexual misconduct against him. The Evergreen reached out to Gesser, the assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund, who answered...

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice. This discovery is not the first time Patricia Hunt, a professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences and the lead author of a study in the latest issue...

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