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The consequences of polarization

Teresa Lane, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2013

Hyper-partisan politics can be dangerous within the government, as the recent shutdown proved, said The Foley Institute guest speaker Thursday.Foley at WSU welcomed Matthew Levendusky to discuss partisan politics and media in the United States.Levendusky is an associate professor at the University o...

Senator talks state budget with ASWSU

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2013

During his first day on the job as 9th District Senate Republican Leader, Mark Schoesler formed the Senate Majority Coalition to create a list of goals focusing on establishing a proper budget suitable for jobs and education. After months of special sessions, the Washington State Legislature passed on...

Projector goes to inifinity and beyond

Madison Callan, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2013

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a demonstration Tuesday of an advanced digital projection system in the WSU Planetarium, where they hope to make this technology a permanent attraction.SciDome, the digital projector and control desk, can show moving graphics, three-dimensional views of Ear...

FERPA protects student records, to an extent

Chad Sokol Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2013

To protect from the mishandling of students' private information, WSU takes several steps for confidentiality. However, there is always a potential of inappropriate use of records, said Associate Registrar Matthew Zimmerman.The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) defends students' ...

Multimillion dollar donation to art museum

Leilani Leach, Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2013

The WSU Museum of Art ranks eleventh in the Pac-12 in terms of square footage, but that may change with the help of a $5 million donation from arts patron Jordan Schnitzer.President Elson S. Floyd and Museum Director Chris Bruce announced the gift, the largest private donation to the arts in WSU history...

American politics reflect a complex democracy

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2013

Politicians accuse one another of lying through their teeth. Media pundits bash opponents with name-calling. Activists paint signs with slogans they see on television or hear on the radio with little creativity, said political science professor Cornell Clayton.“Where's the imagination?” asked Cla...

Veterans gain temporary home

Zack Briggs | The Daily Evergreen.

October 1, 2013

Student veterans now have an answer.The WSU Space Committee announced Monday morning the establishment of a temporary student veterans center to exist in Holland Library, with occupancy intended for January 2014. Dan Bernardo, space committee member, interim-provost and executive vice president, revea...

Changing public policy can sustain research

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

September 30, 2013

Through the study of anthropologic culture, environmental archaeologists strive to turn scientific research into implemented American public policy.The Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics series introduced Christian Wells, an associate professor from the University of South Florida, on Friday. Wells p...

Researching the resistance

Michelle Fredrickson, Evergreen reporter

September 30, 2013

In some parts of the world, acts as simple as composting can effectively lessen the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, one WSU researcher said.Douglass Call, a professor and researcher in the Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health, specializes in the study of antibiotic resistance, part...

MASC preserves campus history

MASC preserves campus history

Devin Trubey Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2013

While history may be in the past, the Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections department (MASC) works to keep it a part of our future.MASC became the university’s record keeper starting in 1959 in the Terrell Library with one archivist, Mary Avery.Department Head Trevor Bond came up with the ...

Serving the Pullman community for 20 years

By Ashley Gonzalez Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2013

The Center for Civic Engagement celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday and commemorated the positive changes it has created in the community.“It was a struggle at first because there were so few resources,” said Anne Remaley, the first director of the Community Service Learning Center. “We h...

ASWSUG tailgates for a cause

By Madison Callan Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2013

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and online campus government ASWSU Global (ASWUG) are teaming up to host a school supplies drive and tailgate party Saturday at the WSU football game in Seattle.The drive is collecting school supplies for children of Mary's Place, a women's shelter in Seattle."We wor...

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