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WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

WSU’s associate vice president of facilities services said about 70 percent of campus buildings are in poor condition or worse during the last WSU Faculty Senate meeting of 2019 on Thursday. Together it would cost over $450 million to renovate or replace them. Associate Vice President Olivia Yang...

WSU, U of I shuttle in trial period

WSU, U of I shuttle in trial period

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

WSU students who take classes at the University of Idaho can travel to the neighboring campus by using an intercampus shuttle for a limited time up until Dec. 13. The shuttle, also known as the Joe Bus, is a trial run and provides an alternative transportation option for students taking courses at...

Content management software used to preserve Native American culture

Content management software used to preserve Native American culture

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation demonstrated how their content management software is used by Native American communities on Thursday night at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Kim Christen, director of digital technology and culture, said the software was developed in 2007. The...

College Hill parking restricted over break

College Hill parking restricted over break

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

Pullman Police Department issued a news release about parking restrictions on the College Hill during breaks. Pullman Police Officer Elizabeth Oje said the restrictions were established as snow and maintenance routes by the City Council Board and enforced by the police department. All three extended...

S&A Committee holds second-day budget meeting

S&A Committee holds second-day budget meeting

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2019

*This article was updated to clarify the budget council review requests and not Senate programming. The Services and Activities Fees Committee heard from nine student organizations on their budget status Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Lighty Student Services Building. Each organization presented how they...

Fraternity suspended following death of member

Fraternity suspended following death of member

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

The Gamma Chi chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) has been temporarily suspended following the opening of multiple investigations into the death of a WSU freshman. Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers confirmed in an email to The Daily Evergreen that Samuel Martinez, 19, died at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 12. According...

Vigil to honor, celebrate trans lives

Vigil to honor, celebrate trans lives

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

U.T.O.P.I.A. Eastern Washington will host a vigil at WSU to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance. The event will be held Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Graduate Pride Alliance...

Undocumented students’ future discussed

Undocumented students’ future discussed

SHANEL HAYNES, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

Members of Crimson Group along with lawyers from the University of Idaho discussed the future of the undocumented community during their last meeting of the semester Tuesday in the CUB. The Supreme Court is set to decide in 2020 whether the Trump administration can move forward in its efforts to shut...

Training attempts to normalize disabilities

Training attempts to normalize disabilities

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

Members of the Access Center showed students and staff ways they could be an ally for people with disabilities Thursday in the Washington Building, which houses Cougar Health Services. Rochelle Dach, assistant director of the Access Center, hosted a workshop that highlighted some history, misconceptions...

Assistant AG discusses free speech

Assistant AG discusses free speech

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

An assistant attorney outlined the difference between protected and unprotected free speech for universities on Thursday at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. “The government recognizes that the trading of ideas and universities have a major benefit to our society,” said Nathan Deen, assistant...

Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

Dean shares update on fraternity member’s death

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2019

Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president for campus life, spoke about the death of a 19-year-old WSU fraternity member during a regular WSU Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. Creighton said the university does not have a lot of information on the cause of Samuel Martinez’s death...

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

Fraternity member died early Tuesday morning

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

The Pullman Police Department have launched an investigation into the death of an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity member. Police Chief Gary Jenkins identified the member as 19-year old freshman Samuel Martinez, according to the latest press release. According to the Pullman PD press release, officers...

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