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WSU announces study abroad goal

Corinna Thornton | Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2015

Less than 10 percent of U.S. college students study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education. WSU plans on changing that within the next five years by increasing accessibility of study abroad programs to interested students.“WSU has a goal of having at least 1,000 students study...

Office of President hosts local food drive

From staff reports

December 11, 2015

The WSU Office of the President and the Office of the Provost jointly organized a food drive for this holiday season. The drive began last week and will continue until Dec. 23.People can donate their canned goods and non-perishable items to the Office of the President in Room 422, or to the Office of t...

Burn ban lifts from regions of Washington

From staff reports

December 11, 2015

The air is finally clearing for the Colville, Spokane and Yakima Nation Indian Reservations as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted burn bans on Dec. 4 and 7.The bans were in effect since Nov. 27, said Steve Scott, senior environmental employee with the tribal air quality program for Regi...

Finding a home in Pullman

Zachary Anders | Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2015

As the United States commits to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, community members met to discuss the Palouse as a possible resettlement location Thursday evening.More than 50 members of the Pullman community gathered in the United Church of Christ in Pullman Thursday to hear from World Relief,...

WSU receives a large scholarship from estate

From staff reports

December 11, 2015

Scholarship opportunities will be abound for WSU students studying education, as those pursuing teaching jobs will be the beneficiaries of the university’s largest endowed scholarship fund.The R.H. and Jane Logan Scholarship – which began when the Roscoe “Rock” and Jane Logan estate gave a $...

Computer science grad earns highest marks

Darold Lee Bivens | Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2015

Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science is commendable. To do so with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher is a feat.This is what Raeanne Marks will accomplish when she graduates Saturday Summa Cum Laude from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washing...

Search committee releases detailed criteria for new university president

Search committee releases detailed criteria for new university president

From staff reports

December 7, 2015

The President of a multi-campus university must live up to many expectations, and WSU's former president, the late Elson S. Floyd, left big shoes to fill.As the presidential search continues, WSU officials determined last week the exact qualifications to help determine who is in the next set of candid...

SCOTUS weighs in on college admissions case

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an argument Wednesday about whether the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race violates the constitution’s equal protection clause. The case concerns Abigail Fisher, a white woman denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. F...

Abigail Fisher & lawyer

Jay Janner | Austin American-Statesman (TNS)

December 6, 2015

Abigail Fisher, left, and her attorney, Edward Blum, middle, leave a hearing in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Fisher, a white high school graduate, was turned down by the University of Texas at Austin. She claimed she lost her spot because of an unconstitutional use of race as a factor....

Overdosing for a GPA

Dennis Farrell | Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2015

Contrary to what many college students seem to believe, using stimulant medications like Adderall doesn’t actually improve one’s functioning. With dead week and finals week around the corner, many in Pullman may turn to such medications.Dr. Victor Schwartz, medical director of the Jed Foundation ...

Business counseling key to one grad’s success

From staff reports

December 4, 2015

Counseling from the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) could be the key ingredient for early business success.The Washington SBDC offers free and confidential counseling to anyone about small business startup and growth from 29 different advisors across the state. Washington State U...

Main Street sex offense reported two weeks after occurence

From staff reports

December 4, 2015

A 32-year old male reported a sex offense to the Pullman Police Department (PPD) on Tuesday afternoon, two weeks after the alleged incident occurred.The report details an encounter between the reporting party and a customer while the reporting party was working a shift at Nomads Hookah Lounge on Main Str...

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