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WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU research team, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, have found a way to replace ethanol based energy sources with biofuels created from lumber mill waste. Co-director of NARA Mike Wolcott said waste from lumber mills can be used in commercial airliners; the long term goal behind the project...

Intersectional identities explored

Intersectional identities explored

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Students, educators, lawyers and activists spent their Saturday in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center discovering different aspects of undocumented and LGBTQ identities, and ways to support those who identified with one or both. Keynote speaker and first undocumented member of the Seattle LGBTQ commission...

Bill Moos hired as Nebraska’s athletic director

Bill Moos hired as Nebraska’s athletic director

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Nebraska has signed WSU’s Bill Moos as its new Athletic Director. He agreed to a five-year contract with the Cornhuskers that entails a base annual salary of $1 million, plus incentives. Moos will begin his tenure at Nebraska on Oct. 23. “To lead one of the most storied and successful athletic...

Choose costumes carefully, student leaders say

Choose costumes carefully, student leaders say

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

As Halloween comes closer, groups on campus reminded students of the harmful implications the costumes they wear can have on others during a presentation Thursday. Jayda Moore, a social justice peer educator, defined cultural appropriation as taking a part of a person’s or group’s culture out...

WSU taking feedback on charging for electronic records

WSU taking feedback on charging for electronic records

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

More are requesting public records, but fewer want printed copies, meaning WSU’s public records office does much of its work free of charge for the requesters. Officials from WSU’s public records office proposed rule changes that would allow the university to charge for electronic copies of public...

WSU Alert test scheduled for Thursday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will test the WSUAlert system at 12:05 p.m. Thursday. All people currently signed up to receive emergency alerts will receive test alerts, according to a news release. This includes text messages, phone calls and emails depending on what the person selected to...

Students learn digital literacy in workshop

Students learn digital literacy in workshop

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Students learned how to protect their personal information from data mining by companies such as Facebook and Snapchat during a Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation workshop Tuesday. Lucy Johnson, a rhetoric and composition professor at WSU who led the conversation, said it’s important to...

WSU Foundation CEO picked

WSU Foundation CEO picked

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The university chose a new WSU Foundation chief executive officer and vice president for advancement last week. Lisa Calvert, most recently the Texas Tech University Foundation’s CEO, brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education fundraising and development. Calvert will oversee...

Educator encourages understanding

Educator encourages understanding

LILLIE WILLIAMS, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


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

In light of recent demonstrations on campus, an international peace educator shared his insights on conflict resolution and free speech. The peace educator, Arthur Romano, an assistant professor at George Mason University, said that during conflicts, people tend to attack each other instead of focusing...

University to hold hearing on public records

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

A public hearing on the university's proposed changes to the Washington Administrative Code regarding public records requests will take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Lighty 401. Among the changes is an amendment that would establish fees of 10 cents per page for electronic copies of public records, five cents for every fou...

Students to build bridges at UndocuQueer conference

KELSEY JONES, Evergreen contributor

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

When Maria Yepez drove from Tri-Cities to Pullman for the UndocuQueer conference, with others in the undocumented students group from WSU Tri-Cities, she did not know what the conference was about, or what she would learn. She left Pullman with the desire to share her new knowledge about all the similarities...

Vet Med seeks canine participants for study

Vet Med seeks canine participants for study

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

Healthy dog volunteers are needed for a study on the effects of antibiotics found in dog feces. The WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is asking for 60 volunteers for a week-long study. Dogs will be given one of three oral antibacterial medications prescribed on a three to seven day schedule. Dog...