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Crossing borders and icebergs

Crossing borders and icebergs

Evergreen reporter | Alysen Boston

September 16, 2014

For WSU researcher Amanda Boyd, the goal is to identify risks and effectively communicate them to the population that is at risk. In Boyd’s case, that population is the Inuit people of the Arctic Circle.Boyd is an assistant professor at WSU who studies risk communication and considers this question ever...

Illia Dunes open again

Evergreen reporter | Andrew Braddock

September 16, 2014

The Illia Dunes re-opened Monday after closing early last week due to environmental and safety concerns, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Volunteers from WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement and ASWSU joined the Corps’ Natural Resources Management staff Monday morning to clean the beach a...

Volunteers work for alternatives to violence

Volunteers work for alternatives to violence

Evergreen reporter | Alysha Davis

September 16, 2014

A non-profit is holding a candle to violence on the Palouse.Alternative to Violence on the Palouse (ATVP) is a non-profit, confidential organization that works to provide advocacy and support for victims and survivors of crimes such as sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse and stalking. Voluntee...

A golden retriever helps researchers fight cancer

A golden retriever helps researchers fight cancer

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2014

A 3-year-old golden retriever named Matilda might hold clues to fighting cancer.Matilda, who lives in Pullman with her veterinarian owners, is one of 3,000 golden retrievers enrolled in a nationwide study that assesses risk factors for various types of cancer.The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is be...

Peter Carey: Remembering the man who wanted to make you smile

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2014

Peter Martin Carey was known for his colorful shirts, his caring smile, and the chocolates he regularly brought to work.Carey had worked in WSU’s psychology department for about a month when he died on Aug. 23 due to a coronary blockage at his Pullman residence. He was 64.“His energy and positiv...

Board of Regents give medical school go-ahead

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2014

Washington State University’s Board of Regents made the decision to continue pushing for a medical school Thursday.Ron Sims, a member of the board, said, “I believe having a medical school will mean that at least during my lifetime, fairness, justice, and access to healthcare is determinant.”Sims ...

Ombudsman works for gender equality in sports

BY STEFFEN STROUP | Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2014

Cathryn Claussen has always been passionate about equality for all, but when her father told her at a young age that women couldn’t play in the NBA, she was stunned.From that point on, she wanted to prove that women were skilled enough to play on the same level as men. Now, with her newly created dis...

Board of Regents supports WSU medical school

From staff reports

September 13, 2014

The Board of Regents at WSU supported working to create a medical school in Spokane by a 100 percent vote.Investigating these options is currently the number one priority for the board.Ron Sims, a member of the board, observed the disparity in doctor distribution across the state."Nearly half of doc...

‘My kind of place, my kind of people’

ANDREW BRADDOCK

September 12, 2014

WSU honored an alumni and nationally-renowned sports broadcaster Friday by renaming the Murrow West Communications Building to Jackson Hall.Recognized by his deep booming voice, Keith Jackson is the unofficial voice of college football.The ceremony outside the Murrow Buildings drew a large crowd of studen...

The science behind shootings

From staff reports

September 12, 2014

A WSU Spokane study on deadly force found that participants in a simulation took longer to fire a gun at black suspects than white or Hispanic suspects, even though they were more likely to feel threatened.Participants took an average of 1.61 seconds to fire against black suspects, compared to 1.37 seconds for whi...

Pi Beta Phi sorority reinstates WSU chapter

BY LANCE LIJEWSKI | Assistant news editor

September 12, 2014

Pi Beta Phi’s local chapter has returned this semester after four years of inactivity, and they are recruiting untraditionally.The sorority is returning with a new group of members after an unauthorized event forced it into unrecognition. In late 2011, Pi Beta Phi was sanctioned by WSU as the resul...

ASWSU begins first steps toward renovation approval

From Staff Reports

September 12, 2014

ASWSU is moving forward after President Elson S. Floyd gave the organization approval to begin making plans regarding the future of the old Bookie.Plans need to be approved by the Board of Regents before any renovations can be made on the building itself. Any plan made is estimated to be presented t...

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