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Mexican professor speaks about immigration

Mexican professor speaks about immigration

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2020

A former professor from the University of Washington visited WSU to speak about immigrant families’ experience of losing their cultural heritage from American assimilation. Carlos Gil traced his family’s immigration experience in a presentation called “From Mexican to Mexican American: A Family Im...

“Salmon Run” artwork brings cultural history to campus

“Salmon Run” artwork brings cultural history to campus

JACQUI THOMASSON, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2020

Nine glass fish now adorn the walls of the Terrell Library atrium. “They’re beautiful individually but their strength comes from the grouping, as with people,” glass artist Dan Friday said. WSU Libraries held a reception Thursday to commemorate the piece. Nakia Williamson, director for the N...

Department of plant pathology disable viruses in plants

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

By editing genes, scientists can disable viruses in plants and make them more resistant to disease. WSU researchers have been working on altering plant DNA using CRISPR-Cas9 which is referred to as CRISPR.  Hanu Pappu, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, said scientists are able ...

ASWSU passes payment plan resolutions for first-gen students

ASWSU passes payment plan resolutions for first-gen students

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

ASWSU senators approved two resolutions regarding a tuition payment plan and open-source textbooks Wednesday at the senate meeting.  ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare authored a resolution to create a tuition payment plan for students at WSU. About 40 percent of students at WSU are first-gen...

Streamflow research reveals new ways to manage forest fires

Streamflow research reveals new ways to manage forest fires

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources found that the streamflow in uncleared areas remain elevated for years after a forest fire occurs.  Ryan Niemeyer, CSNAR adjunct faculty member, said he researched how the Entiat Burn affected the Entiat Forest. He said he was motiv...

Lawsuit filed against WSU alleging discrimination

Lawsuit filed against WSU alleging discrimination

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

A man filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against WSU for allegedly violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (WSLAD) in April 2017 after the man was denied an interview for employment.  Atanu Mukherjee, postdoctoral fellow at University of...

Workshop helps students personalize essays

Workshop helps students personalize essays

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

Native American Programs hosted a workshop to help students ace their scholarship essays Wednesday at Cleveland Hall. Joelle Berg, Native American retention specialist and event organizer, said the workshop’s purpose was to help students complete the WSU General Scholarship application. “...

Whistleblowers should wait, paper says

Whistleblowers should wait, paper says

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

A recently published paper from WSU states silence is beneficial for whistleblowers when they initially suspect unethical behavior. Tom Tripp, a WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business professor, said it can be damaging for whistleblowers to act before they know what is going on.  In “When ...

Marijuana ordinance in the works

Marijuana ordinance in the works

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2020

The Whitman County Planning Commission is seeking to put together a new county marijuana ordinance by Feb. 5. Alan Thompson, Whitman County planner, said the commission will discuss alternatives to allow marijuana businesses in the county. This does not mean existing businesses will have to pack...

Scholarship honors alumni

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2020

The death of a WSU alumni in 2018 has led to the creation of a WSU exclusive scholarship. The family of Delbert Hayes has donated $3 million to fund the scholarship. The Delbert J. Hayes Scholarship in Accounting is a full-ride award which covers tuition, fees, housing, books and dining. Michel...

Hospital hosts annual gala

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2020

The Pullman Regional Hospital will host its 14th annual gala on Saturday. Stephanie Pierce, PRH foundation’s assistant director of development, said the event will raise money for the PRH’s electronic medical record system and medical equipment. The money raised will also fund the medical residency...

Board of Regents assess WSU president

Board of Regents assess WSU president

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents will review President Kirk Schulz to see where he can improve. Brett Blankenship, WSU Board of Regents vice chair, said the board has implemented a policy to conduct a comprehensive review of the president about every four years. Blankenship said the Board of Regents main...

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