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University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

University to focus on fiscal health, enrollment

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz spoke about the accomplishments and fiscal health of the university during the thirteenth meeting of the Town Halls 2019 series on Monday. Schulz said the university operating budget has about a $7.8 million surplus, which is $17 million more than the target for fiscal yea...

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

Guest covers LGBTQ history of the Palouse

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2019

Neill Public Library hosted a guest speaker to talk about queer history in the Palouse region from the 1970s to today. Brian Stack, Ph.D. candidate in the WSU history department, introduced the Palouse LGBTQ history project, a digital exhibit consisting of articles, photographs and other artifacts. This...

Interim provost hopes to move WSU toward excellence

Interim provost hopes to move WSU toward excellence

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2019

WSU’s newly appointed interim provost Bryan Slinker plans to focus on increasing the access of university programs for students while finding a way to best achieve the land-grant mission. Slinker said he was asked by President Schulz to take the job until they find a permanent replacement for the...

Coffee grounds could create a stronger type of plastic

Coffee grounds could create a stronger type of plastic

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

WSU research shows that coffee grounds, usually viewed as a waste product, can be used to form a new, stronger type of plastic. Poly‑lactic acid (PLA), derived from corn starch, is used in medical supplies and for 3D printing, said Yu-Chung Chang, research lead and Ph.D. candidate in material engineering. On...

Author speaks about democracy in America

Author speaks about democracy in America

SHANEL HAYNES, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

The Foley Institute welcomed Steven Levitsky, co-author of “How Democracies Die” and Harvard University professor of government, to discuss authoritarianism and democracy in the U.S. Levitsky said there are at least three reasons the U.S. might have entered uncharted territory when it comes to...

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz publicly spoke about the departure of former provost Mitzi Montoya for the first time during a WSU Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday. Schulz said that Bryan Slinker, interim executive vice president and provost, will not replace Montoya permanently and plans to retire on...

UREC to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

UREC to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

The University Recreation Center will partner with the Student Entertainment Board, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center and Multicultural Student Services to hold an event titled “The History and Impact of Vogue” with Cesar Valentino. The event will feature a keynote...

Guest explains causes of political polarization

Guest explains causes of political polarization

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

The Foley Institute hosted the head of the philosophy department of Pennsylvania State University, Amy Allen, to discuss how psychoanalysis theories apply to right-wing populism and political polarization in countries like the U.S. Allen said psychoanalysis can offer critical theorists well-developed...

Price of Cougar Gold Cheese to increase next year

Price of Cougar Gold Cheese to increase next year

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

The cost of Cougar Gold Cheese is rising to help cover the cost of the new WSU Plant Sciences Building that is part of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences. Brandon Schrand, interim director of marketing and communications for CAHNRS, said next year a 30 oz. can of Cougar...

New parking enforcement critiqued by students

New parking enforcement critiqued by students

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2019

WSU Parking and Transportation has upgraded the parking system for this fall semester to ensure accuracy and efficiency on parking permits and tickets given to students, faculty and staff. Chris Boyan, associate director of WSU Parking and Transportation Services, said they use enforcement as a management...

Clothing bank open for fall career fair

Clothing bank open for fall career fair

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2019

This article was updated to correct the Academic for Student Engagement to the Office of Academic Engagement and to specify the location of the OAE. The Academic Success and Career Center hosted a professional clothing drive this week, Sept. 23-27, to garner more clothing items for WSU’s Cougar C...

Provost to step down from position

Provost to step down from position

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2019

WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya announced Thursday she is stepping down from her position as provost. WSU President Kirk Schulz scheduled a meeting for Monday with the faculty senate executive committee to discuss how this change will affect faculty, according to an email to the faculty senate from Greg...

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