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Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

Fraternity faces backlash after culturally offensive video surfaces

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Greek, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A video that showed members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as Fiji, dressed in grass skirts followed by a #FIJIISLANDER2018 hashtag, was published on Twitter on Monday night. “It clearly shows a lack of understanding for our community,” said Dan Welter, associate dean of students for...

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Jason Gesser, the assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund, has resigned following new allegations of sexual misconduct by former WSU volleyball player Alyssa Wold. Gesser sent his letter of resignation to WSU on Tuesday. The Daily Evergreen released a 3,100 word report las...

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

Center for Civic Engagement celebrates 25 years

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The Center for Civic Engagement held an event Monday on the Glenn Terrell Mall to celebrate the CCE’s 25th anniversary. Director Melanie Brown said CCE partners with community organizations so students can help serve the public and works with faculty to get students involved in the community. CCE...

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

Arrest made for Sunday arson at Theta Chi

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, Greek, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A 19-year-old Cheney, Washington man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning fire at WSU’s Theta Chi fraternity that had multiple ignition points and left a back deck destroyed. Isaac Scott DePaolo was arrested Monday with the help of the Cheney and Eastern Washington University...

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

BPA alternatives are also harmful, researcher says

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


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

WSU researchers have found that alternatives to the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, are causing genetic abnormalities in mice. This discovery is not the first time Patricia Hunt, a professor in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences and the lead author of a study in the latest issue...

Safe Rides back again this fall

Safe Rides back again this fall

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Cougar Safe Rides kicked off its fall season of operations Sept. 13. The program, previously known as Women’s Transit, offers rides to everyone Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, as well as Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The name change aims to encourage more people of...

Animal health breaks ground for $61.9 million building

Animal health breaks ground for $61.9 million building

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health broke ground on a new $61.9 million building on Saturday. The addition to the Allen Center will be built on Olympia The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health broke ground on a new $61.9 million building Saturday. The addition to the Allen Center...

Theta Chi Greek house suffers suspicious fires Sunday morning

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Investigators from both the Pullman Fire Department and Police Department called the cause of the Sunday morning fire that destroyed Theta Chi’s wooden deck “suspicious.” Firefighters found multiple blazes around the house after arriving on-scene, according to a news release by Glenn Johnson, Pul...

Event commemorates principal WSU members

Event commemorates principal WSU members

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The second annual Crimson Coat ceremony welcomed six new senior leaders to WSU on Thursday evening. President Kirk Schulz and First Lady Noel Schulz established the ceremony last fall for incoming senior leaders. Each individual received a crimson coat and Schulz introduced the recipients to the public. Lisa...

Letter to the Editor: Jason Gesser

JASON GESSER, Assistant athletics director for the Cougar Athletic Fund

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Letters to the Editor, News, Opinion, Sports, wsu, WSU Pullman campus

Editor,   Throughout the last 20 years of my life, I have unwaveringly supported Washington State University as a WSU student-athlete, proud alumnus and now employee of the athletic department. So, I was very disheartened to read the story published in the Evergreen stemming from rumors and un...

Evergreen findings contradict WSU statement in regard to Gesser article

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU released the following statement in response to the Evergreen’s investigative piece regarding sexual misconduct allegations against Jason Gesser. The statement, attributed to President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Patrick Chun, is replicated in full below. “We take any allegation...

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, Local, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Hundreds of pages of public records show a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Jason Gesser, assistant director of athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, dating back as far as 2014. The allegations are outlined in interview notes and records from a complaint review carried...

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