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University hopes to see growth in global students

University hopes to see growth in global students

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2018


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

WSU is seeking to increase the number of international students in its second year partnering with INTO, a private global education company. Asif Chaudhry, the vice president for international programs, said WSU is currently at 7 percent international students compared to the top 25 research universities...

ASWSU Senate talks voter registration, appropriation

ASWSU Senate talks voter registration, appropriation

KIRSI LUNDHAGEN, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Amir Gilmore, president of Graduate and Professional Student Association, urged the ASWSU Senate to take a stand regarding the recent controversy in which members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were accused of cultural appropriation. The criticism came after a video surfaced of members wearing...

Data shows high levels of freshman enrollment

Data shows high levels of freshman enrollment

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2018


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

Final results for fall enrollment at WSU Pullman showed an increase in freshman enrollment by roughly five times the normal rate, said Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications. Current student enrollment numbers were released by WSU officials on Sept. 12, with a total of 21,022...

Event highlights new plant research facility

Event highlights new plant research facility

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

The Plant Phenomics Symposium celebrated the installment of the new phenomics facility in Johnson Hall on Tuesday. The new phenocenter was secured through a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust authored by Kiwamn Tanaka, Henning Kunz, Karen Sanguinet, Scot Hulbert, Zhiwu Zhang and Helmut Kirchoff. The...

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

New way to deliver drugs to infection sites

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Researchers at WSU have found a new way to fight sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response that can cause organ failure. Can Yang Zhang, a postdoctoral research associate in the Laboratory for Disease-Driven Design of Nanotherapeutics, which is part of the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical...

Application aims to keep online marketplaces safe, accountable

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


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

Two brothers have developed an app called Trader Rater that allows users to review online sellers and buyers in order to keep people accountable and safe. Users can go to the app to see if people on secondhand marketplaces like Craiglist and OfferUp are trustworthy, app co-creator and WSU alumnus...

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A video that showed members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, dressed in grass skirts followed by a #FIJIISLANDER2018 hashtag, was published on Twitter on Monday night. “It clearly shows a lack of understanding for our community,” said Dan Welter, associate dean of students for...

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 18, 2018


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

Jason Gesser, the assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund, has resigned following new allegations of sexual misconduct by former WSU volleyball player Alyssa Wold. Gesser sent his letter of resignation to WSU on Tuesday. The Daily Evergreen released a 3,100 word report las...

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


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

The Center for Civic Engagement held an event Monday on the Glenn Terrell Mall to celebrate the CCE’s 25th anniversary. Director Melanie Brown said CCE partners with community organizations so students can help serve the public and works with faculty to get students involved in the community. CCE...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, Greek, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


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

WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice. This discovery is not the first time Patricia Hunt, a professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences and the lead author of a study in the latest issue...

Safe Rides back again this fall

Safe Rides back again this fall

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Cougar Safe Rides kicked off its fall season of operations Sept. 13. The program, previously known as Women’s Transit, offers rides to everyone Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, as well as Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The name change aims to encourage more people of...

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