The Daily Evergreen

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...

BECU offers multiple scholarships

BECU offers multiple scholarships

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

At least 25 scholarships worth $2,500 each are available to Boeing Employees’ Credit Union members and WSU students this year. The scholarships are funded through the BECU Foundation. Rachel Van Noord, BECU Foundation executive director, said a minimum of 25 scholarships will be awarded this year;...

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Doja Cat will not be performing on Jan. 31 because she “decided to cancel all upcoming university shows,” according to a press release from WSU Student Entertainment Board. Purplepass will give refunds to students who purchased tickets to the concert. Students will receive $24 back, but will not...

ASWSU fills government vacancies

ASWSU fills government vacancies

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Two new members were confirmed to ASWSU departments during the ASWSU senate meeting Jan. 15. Geordy Greene, senior political science major, was confirmed to the ASWSU election board. Taylor Heersink, junior elementary education major, was confirmed as deputy director of legislative affairs after not...

Study finds Instagram allows reserved individuals to express themselves

Study finds Instagram allows reserved individuals to express themselves

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

Instagram could provide young adults with more real-life relationships, according to one WSU study. Researchers in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication recently published an article which found that young adults who are more reserved in face-to-face communication are more likely to express...

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) released a development initiative Monday to address desired change in the WSU Greek community. Andrew Thomas, IFC director of public relations, said the IFC Development Initiative was created after events in the Greek community occurred, such as the death of Samuel...

Ranking robots

Ranking robots

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

Facial recognition may be one of the uses for artificial intelligence, but researchers at WSU are hoping to further diversify the use of AI. “Most AI systems are designed to solve a specific task,” said Larry Holder, professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “If...

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A recent collaborative effort in the Pacific Northwest will address health disparities and the lack of health care workers among Native American communities. The project is called Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE). It is a joint project between WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, th...

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