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Freshman class by the numbers

Freshman class by the numbers

Arianna Kemis and Nicole Seven, Evergreen reporters

September 26, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The fall 2013 freshman class made WSU history twice this year by being the most ethnically diverse and second largest class to date.Ethnic minorities comprise 34 percent of the 3,763 freshmen who enrolled at the Pullman and Spokane campuses this fall. Compared to 31 percent last year, this year’s j...

Sustainability research center opens doors to India

Michelle Fredrickson Evegreen reporter

September 26, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

A new sustainability research center partly based at WSU will open up relations between the United States and India.The research center, a collaborative project for professors at WSU, University of California, Berkley, Syracuse University and three participating institutions in India, recently received tw...

Matchmakers save the lives of cancer patients

Brittany Amerson, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Thousands of terminally ill cancer patients get a second chance at life with a program building a registry of life-saving donors.The Be The Match Foundation, an installment of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), works to build a registry of potential bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donors for t...

Cougs fight overseas sweatshops

Cougs fight overseas sweatshops

Madison Callan, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Last semester United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) severed WSU’s ties with Adidas due to the company’s unethical treatment of workers.The group delivered a letter to President Elson S. Floyd in the spring, which prompted him to support the decision to cut relations with the company. This fall ...

Lecturer promotes public works

Lecturer promotes public works

Adanna Escobar Evergreen news editor

September 24, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The United States is considered the most individualistic country on Earth and public projects are suffering as a result, said psychology professor Craig Parks.Parks was the inaugural speaker in the first of the Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the college and the Honors Student...

Groups across campus focus on ending hazing

Ashley Gonzalez Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Tobias Slaton still has scars on his skin from three cigarette burns he received due to hazing while on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.Slaton, now a WSU Green Dot and Veterans Association member, said he didn't say anything about the incidents because he didn't want to shed a bad light on h...

Women’s Transit provides a safe alternative

Teresa Lane, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Women's Transit embodies WSU's culture of 'Cougs helping Cougs' by offering safe walking and riding services for students, said transit volunteer Jennifer Campbell.The volunteers for the service work to reduce the risk of sexual assault at WSU and in Pullman by helping women and men travel home safely.Cam...

Space Committee will announce Veteran’s Center location

Space Committee will announce Veteran’s Center location

Zack Briggs, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

September 23, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Space Committee is expected to reveal its recommendations on the placement of a student veteran's center to ASWSU by the end of the week. ASWSU Vice President Kevin Massimino said after many months of communication with university administration, they are excited about a center.“By getting t...

Global fresh water supply drying up

Chad Sokol, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Water will be the new oil if consumption of the precious resource does not change, said National Geographic fresh water conservationist Sandra Postel.Postel was the featured speaker at this year's Lane Family Lecture in Environmental Science hosted by the School of the Environment. Postel is a world expe...

Honoring a team and a country

Zack Briggs, Evergreen Reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Two hours before kickoff at Martin Stadium, Cougar Battalion ROTC Cadets haul a World War II-era cannon to the roof of Terrell Library. They prepare for a Cougar football tradition as unique as the fans.The football cannon, as many call it, is one of three 75mm Pack Howitzer guns in the state of Washin...

WSU drives expansion with Northside Two

Devin Trubey, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

WSU continues to move forward with the idea of creating a pedestrian-friendly campus and establishing community connections with the construction of Northside Two.President Elson S. Floyd announced at the Northside dedication ceremony on Sept. 5, that the university will begin construction of a new r...

Rambow leads with ROTC drive on his way to Army Rangers

Rambow leads with ROTC drive on his way to Army Rangers

James Clark, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

On Sept. 11, 2001, Tony Rambow watched the twin towers fall. Twelve years later, he said the fire that lit inside of him that day is still burning as he prepares to enter Army Ranger School.It was after 9/11 when Rambow knew for sure that he wanted to pursue a military career.“I don’t want to see so...

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