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WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

The WSU Common Reading Program selected, “Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World” by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts, to be the first book for the program’s two-year theme of global stability, scarcity and security. Karen Weathermon, WSU first-year programs director, said the...

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

May 23, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen asked sources which identifying details we could publish. As a result, Isa’s last name is not included, and some names have been changed to protect sources’ employment, relationships and safety. An asterisk identifies a source’s name has been changed. Isa, now 19, ...

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

A WSU working group made up of students, faculty and staff will revisit Executive Policy 15 and propose it this fall to allow students and faculty to better understand the regulations of free speech. The EP 15 working group deals with sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and is under...

Pullman Islamic Center will hold open house, dinner

Pullman Islamic Center will hold open house, dinner

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

The Pullman Islamic Center will host an open house and dinner celebration on Saturday to celebrate Ramadan and give community members an opportunity to learn more about Ramadan.  Mohammed Riazul, president of the Pullman Islamic Center, said the spirit of the open house is rooted in sharing the sp...

Elementary school students to travel for tournament

Elementary school students to travel for tournament

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A team of students from Jefferson Elementary will compete from May 22 to May 25 in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri.  The team, Random Guess, consists of six fifth-graders and one third-grader: Kate Armstrong, Silas Brown, Tegan Gotch, Sidney Johnson, Delaney Matthe...

Gashora Girls

Gashora Girls

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen Reporter

May 16, 2019

Eight years ago, a 15-year-old Linda Umwali first stepped foot in the Gashora Girls Academy in Kigali, Rwanda. Today, Umwali is one of four women attending WSU who hails from that same school. Since arriving at the university, the students from Rwanda have built a community of their own. In a little...

Orientation for Spanish speakers

Orientation for Spanish speakers

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

Groups at WSU will hold the 12th annual La Bienvenida orientation this weekend on campus. The event is geared toward parents of first-generation students who are not knowledgeable about universities. The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Undocumented Initiatives, College Assistance Migrant...

WSU grad receives Society of American Military Engineers award

WSU grad receives Society of American Military Engineers award

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A 2019 WSU graduate and second lieutenant in the Air Force received a Society of American Military Engineers Award of Merit. Austin Corbin, a former Air Force ROTC cadet at WSU, is one of 16 recipients nationwide. “I’m proud I got the award especially knowing there’s a ton of bright engineers...

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

Sensor will detect expired milk before opening, researchers discover

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A newly developed sensor for plastic milk gallons will be able to determine if milk is expired before the consumer opens the container. Shyam Sablani, researcher and professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, said a team of researchers led by the department, the WSU and UI School...

Local election filing due Friday

Local election filing due Friday

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

Candidate filing applications for local government positions in Whitman County are due Friday at 5 p.m. and many seats may go unfilled this year due to the low county population and lack of pay. Nearly 80 percent of local races went uncontested over the last 10 years, according to public records obtained by Whitman County Watch. County Auditor Sandy Jamison said the low population of certain towns in the county makes filling these positions difficult but that many incumbents are filin...

Spring fair will help fund planting plots for food bank

Spring fair will help fund planting plots for food bank

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 9, 2019

The Pullman Community Gardens will host its annual spring fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Koppel Farms in Pullman. Barbara Merchant, chair of the mowing committee, said the event will have live music, a solo act and vendors. “The Pups and Cups will be selling their wonderful coffee a...

GIESORC holds gender affirming healthcare symposium

GIESORC holds gender affirming healthcare symposium

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 9, 2019

WSU’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center held its first Gender Affirming Healthcare Symposium on Monday. The six-hour-long event focused on mental health and medical needs for transgender and non-binary individuals, and had a panel of student speakers. The symp...

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