The Daily Evergreen

Angel on its way out

HEATHER MORSE | Evergreen reporter

May 28, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The learning management system begrudged by WSU students and administrators, Angel, has been slated for replacement by the start of the 2015 spring semester.“The committee felt that overwhelmingly the university would like to move to a system that is more modern,” said Christopher Coons, a member of the c...

Child rape suspect deemed fit for trial

From staff reports

May 28, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

A former Pullman man accused of child rape has been deemed fit to stand trial after undergoing a mental evaluation.Richard Devaney is charged with first-degree and second-degree child rape for alleged sexual assaults that occurred in Pullman.Devaney appeared in Whitman County Superior court on May 23 after his mental...

WSU becomes ‘StormReady’

From staff reports

May 25, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU was designated this week as a “StormReady” university by officials of the National Weather Service.The StormReady label recognizes communities that use heightened infrastructure and systems to save lives and protect property during instances of severe weather.The university received its StormR...

WSU names own apple breed

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

May 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers have brought their own apple breed one step closer to the market by giving it a name: Cosmic Crisp.The apple, originally designated WA 38, was named Wednesday following an extensive name-choosing process led by Carolyn Ross, an associate professor in the WSU School of Food Science.“I think...

WSU anthropologist digs into ancient DNA

HEATHER MORSE | Evergreen reporter

May 21, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp is digging deep into the DNA of a pre-historic Native American to find links between the genetics of the earliest humans and modern humans of America.Kemp, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, has conducted projects that help with Native Americ...

Colorado Street to be reduced to one lane

From staff reports

May 21, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Colorado Street Tuesday, May 27, during construction at North Plaza between Bohler Athletic Complex and Hollingbery Field House.The construction is related to the Football Operations Building that has been under constructionbetween Martin Stadium and the socc...

WSU psychologist takes look inside ‘exploding heads’

HEATHER MORSE | Evergreen reporter

May 14, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

A unique sleep disorder called 'exploding head syndrome' is being researched at WSU.WSU psychology professor Brian Sharpless began researching the syndrome after studying the sleep disorder called isolated sleep paralysis as part of his post doctorate research at the University of Pennsylvania.Explodi...

WSU cadets ready to lead in US Army

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

May 14, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Sixteen cadets from the Cougar Battalion have become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.A commissioning ceremony for the WSU Army ROTC took place Friday afternoon in the Lewis Alumni Center.“They have earned the right to lead America’s young men and women in our army, and we are rightly proud of ...

Regents approve Spokane campus medical college, purchase of Interfaith House

Regents approve Spokane campus medical college, purchase of Interfaith House

MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen news editor

May 14, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Board of Regents had a lot on its plate last week as it voted for the creation of a medical college in Spokane, extended the 2014-15 tuition freeze to all WSU students, and approved the purchase of the building that houses Zoe Coffeehouse & Pub and a number of local religious groups.New medical coll...

Horses helping: the equine impact on stress

BY MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU graduate faculty member in preventive science took her passion for horses and preventative research and turned it into a study that has beneficial outcomes on children's stress levels.Faculty member Patricia Pendry studied how working with horses impacted children's stress by testing their cortisol, the st...

WSU investigated for mishandling sexual assault

BY JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU is one of 55 institutions of higher education with open investigations concerning the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.The U.S Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released the list on Thursday after the White House announced its intent to bring more transp...

Campus research measures spite

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

May 5, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

For the first time, researchers have developed a scale to measure spite.By observing behavioral traits like psychopathy, narcissism, and aggression, researchers in the WSU psychology department and collaborators have created a scale that measures spiteful behaviors in people.Another trait assessed in the st...

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