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Inclusive clothing bank aims to help students, faculty, staff

Inclusive clothing bank aims to help students, faculty, staff

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

A mannequin’s head with a blond wig sits on a shelf in the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. Clothing racks hanging everything from plaid shirts to a bronze sequined dress are in plain sight. This is Fluid Fashion, a clothing bank started in February for anyone in need...

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

In an effort to reintroduce the Northern Leopard frog in Washington state, WSU researchers have been raising frogs to release them into the wild. Tadpoles were reared at WSU in artificial ponds that were partly designed and implemented by Erica Crespi, assistant professor in the school of biological...

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 19, 2019

The WSU Police Department is no longer providing firearms storage to students. The change is due to a new gun law in the state that took effect in July. Initiative 1639 was adopted by Washington voters in November 2018. The new law prohibits the purchase of a semi-automatic assault rifle by a person...

Workshop for incoming undocumented students

Workshop for incoming undocumented students

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 12, 2019

WSU will host an informational workshop for undocumented students explaining resources available on campus for them during WSU’s Week of Welcome. The workshop will be held 2-3 p.m. Friday at the Women*s Center in Wilson-Short Hall, and is run by an office under the Division of Student Affairs. Marcela...

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

July 11, 2019

WSU’s Office of Outreach and Education has named an executive director to lead its Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence department. Allen Sutton will begin his tenure as the department’s director on July 15. He’s leaving Auburn University in Alabama, where he worked as the director of...

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The WSU School of Economic Sciences (SES) announced Jill McCluskey as the first female director for the school, set to begin her duties in the fall. McCluskey has been the associate director at the school since 2015. She will replace current director Alan Love on August 16. “I’m excited for...

Athletics department faces $100 million deficit

Athletics department faces $100 million deficit

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

The WSU Board of Regents approved the athletics budget for the fiscal year 2020, and its plan to have a breakeven operating budget by 2023. Between 2016 and 2019, WSU Athletics’ operating deficit shrunk by about $4.3 million. But because the department was not making money, the deficit also grew...

WSU becomes First Forward institution

WSU becomes First Forward institution

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

WSU has joined the University of Washington as the second school in Washington to affiliate with First Forward, a national program that acknowledges higher education institutions that strive to help students who are the first in their family to attend college. To be selected as a first forward institution,...

WSU family attends La Bienvenida

WSU family attends La Bienvenida

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: All interviews were conducted in Spanish and translated into English by the reporter and the editor. Martin and Luz Arreola immigrated to Vantage, WA in the mid-1980s. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, the family moved to Vantage after Martin’s brother invited him to work in the o...

WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

The WSU Common Reading Program selected, “Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World” by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts, to be the first book for the program’s two-year theme of global stability, scarcity and security. Karen Weathermon, WSU first-year programs director, said the...

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

A WSU working group made up of students, faculty and staff will revisit Executive Policy 15 and propose it this fall to allow students and faculty to better understand the regulations of free speech. The EP 15 working group deals with sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and is under...

Orientation for Spanish speakers

Orientation for Spanish speakers

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

Groups at WSU will hold the 12th annual La Bienvenida orientation this weekend on campus. The event is geared toward parents of first-generation students who are not knowledgeable about universities. The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Undocumented Initiatives, College Assistance Migrant...

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