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WSU lab wins $1.59 million grant

WSU lab wins $1.59 million grant

SYLENA HARPER, Evergreen reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU's Winuthayanon Lab was awarded $1.59 million to address problems with contraception and infertility. Approximately 45 percent of all pregnancies reported in 2011 were unintended and three quarters of those pregnancies occurred among teens aged 15 to 19 years old, according to the Center for Disea...

Bustin’ winter blues with exercise

Bustin’ winter blues with exercise

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) will host an event to help overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Winter Blues Buster” starts 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). The event will continue...

WSU hires new VetMed dean

WSU hires new VetMed dean

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 27, 2020

WSU hired Dori Borjesson as the new dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.    Borjesson is chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, according to WSU Insider. Borjesson will start the positi...

Senators question search committee approach

Senators question search committee approach

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

January 24, 2020

During its first meeting of 2020, the WSU Faculty Senate heard an update on the provost search from David Turnbull, WSU professor of music and member of the search committee. Turnbull said the committee will meet with representatives from Issacson-Miller, the search firm hired to find a new provost,...

WSU changes certification requirements

WSU changes certification requirements

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

Freshmen coming to campus this fall will not need to meet the previous university certification requirements due to the implementation of a new certification process. The guidelines for major certification are under Rule 53, according to WSU’s Academic Regulations. Samantha Swindell, College...

New name embodies a new attitude

New name embodies a new attitude

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

WSU’s Office of the Dean of Students recently renamed its Student Care Network to reach more students and share a different story about the network’s purpose. Jill Creighton, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students/deputy Title IX coordinator, said the Student Care Network...

Senators, Berkompas reflect on ruling

Senators, Berkompas reflect on ruling

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

ASWSU senators voiced their concerns to President Quinton Berkompas after the Judicial Board presented the court’s ruling during the Senate meeting Wednesday. Chief Justice Kevin Kissinger referred to the hearing on Jan. 21, which determined whether or not the executive staff violated a bylaw regarding appl...

Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

Judicial Board rules in favor of senators

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board is requiring President Quinton Berkompas and the executive administration to reopen the applications for the deputy director of student affairs and the communications team. The 6-0-1 vote in favor of this decision is a response to a hearing that occurred on Monday The board...

Mutation puts some dogs at risk of death

Mutation puts some dogs at risk of death

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A genetic mutation could cause anesthetics to be more dangerous for some dogs if left undiscovered before surgery. The mutation causes certain dogs to produce less of an enzyme called CYP2B11, which breaks down anesthetics and similar drugs. The underproduction of this enzyme can lead to long recovery...

Student Affairs hosts training

Student Affairs hosts training

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs held an implicit bias awareness training for students. Jaime Nolan, associate vice president of community, equity, and inclusive excellence in the Division of Student Affairs, said the implicit bias workshop is a part of commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Nolan...

Engaging with mindfulness

Engaging with mindfulness

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2020

A workshop focused on compassion and listening encouraged attendees to engage in mindfulness to connect with others and deal with difficult situations. Community Wide Mindfulness Hour: Social Justice and Engaged Mindfulness happened on Monday at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center as part of WSU’s...

‘Local losses of bee species’

‘Local losses of bee species’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

Diversifying farms with different types of plant and flower species can combat the decline in pollinator insects such as bees. “Many bees rely on flowers as their primary resource,” said Elias Bloom, WSU alum and Michigan State University postdoctoral researcher. “If you take those flower...

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