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Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun spoke about the importance of athletics at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday night. Chun said the athletic program places an emphasis on academics. He said the better athletes are in the classroom, the more successful they are on the field, and therefore academics...

WSU introduces new budget office role

WSU introduces new budget office role

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The new executive director for budget, planning and analysis wants to help recover WSU’s fiscal health and update the current payroll system. Kelley Westhoff began her new role on Nov. 1 after Joan King, former associate vice president and chief university budget officer, retired from her position...

Spidey sense: When eight-legged friends pay a visit

Spidey sense: When eight-legged friends pay a visit

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

As people begin to rummage through their storage for Christmas decorations, one graduate student suggests to be aware of a harmless eight-legged arthropod that may just be trying to find a safe place to stay as winter approaches. Abigail Hayes, a graduate student in the department of entomology, said...

WSU grads escape California fire

WSU grads escape California fire

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Global Campus, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU professor and his wife fled their California home last Thursday with their 3-year-old daughter to escape a fire that would destroy their house, leaving nothing behind. Jack McNassar, a professor of anthropology for WSU Global Campus, and wife Melissa McNassar, a professor at Butte College in...

Parking restrictions enforced over Thanksgiving break

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Parking, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman Police Department will cite and possibly tow vehicles parked overnight in parts of College Hill during WSU holiday breaks in an attempt to improve snow and leaf removal services. The College Hill core area includes parts of the hill south of Stadium Way, west of WSU campus, north of Maiden...

ASWSU to lobby for new WADDL building

ASWSU to lobby for new WADDL building

MADYSEN MCCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, WSU Pullman campus

At the ASWSU Senate meeting Wednesday night, senators approved a resolution to lobby state legislators for funding for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab and confirmed a member to fill the election board chair. Resolution to support WADDL ASWSU senators passed a resolution calling on state...

President Schulz addresses graduate student questions, concerns

President Schulz addresses graduate student questions, concerns

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Administration, GPSA, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

GPSA hosted a Chat and Chew on Tuesday with WSU President Kirk Schulz that gave members the opportunity to ask questions regarding issues such as stipends and political participation. GPSA President Amir Gilmore asked how graduate students can balance graduating on time and making enough money. Schulz...

City Council discusses parking shortages

City Council discusses parking shortages

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2018


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

Pullman City Council addressed potential parking shortages during graduation and parents' weekends due to a zoning change at a meeting Tuesday night. Councilmembers approved the changes to a 3.6-acre residential area for visiting alumni located on the east side of NE North Fairway Road. Planning...

Former WSU employee sues over termination

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

A lawsuit filed by former WSU employee Tony Rogers alleges discrimination and an unfair investigation carried out by university officials and the school’s Office for Equal Opportunity that led to his firing. Rogers, who stated in court documents that he was an employee with the university for 27...

County judge grants hold on Cosmic Crisp records

County judge grants hold on Cosmic Crisp records

ANGELICA RELENTE and MADYSEN MCLAIN

November 13, 2018


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

A Whitman County judge issued an injunction temporarily blocking the release of documents relating to WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple during a hearing in Whitman County Superior Court on Friday. Sharon Baker, a freelance journalist, said she made a public records request on Oct. 3 regarding documents and...

‘Every day right now is painful’

‘Every day right now is painful’

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Family, friends, coaches, community members and strangers sang “This Little Light of Mine” in harmony at a celebration of life for Lauren McCluskey on Sunday. University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and Kyle Kepler, Utah track and field/cross country head coach, were among the hundreds of mourners...

Research links cannabis, learning problems

Research links cannabis, learning problems

MADYSEN MCCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2018


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

A recent WSU study found the offspring of pregnant rats exposed to cannabis vapor experienced negative cognitive effects. Assistant Professor Ryan McLaughlin started to examine the effects of marijuana on the brain and behavior of rats whose mothers were exposed to cannabis at WSU a little over a...

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