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Town hall discusses environmental justice

When individuals connect with each other and with the environment in a safe way, they have a better chance of fighting ignorance and misinformation, said John Lupinacci, associate professor in WSU’s College of Education.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Speakers at a town hall focusing on environmental justice discussed how climate change heightens inequalities on a local and global level. The Wednesday evening town hall was the second in a four-part series of lectures centered on different justice issues and how they interact, said David Jones,...

ASWSU plans to increase voter registration

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said the executive team wants to provide resources for students so they know what to do if they contract COVID-19.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

ASWSU members spoke about their plans for increasing voter registration and communicating information about COVID-19 to students during the Senate’s Wednesday night meeting. The legislative affairs team has been working to increase voter registration through various campaigns, said Alexandra Donnici, ...

‘We were making history’

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, spoke during the second event of WSU Access Center's series.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been edited to correct the name of Ericka Huggins, one of the members of the Black Panther Party.  When Anita Cameron helped others crawl up the steps of the Capitol, it was exhausting but worth it for the cause. “I was one of them that participated in the c...

WSU community standards panel to stream live

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, will host the event for professors and t...

ASWSU event to include student leader panel, Q&A

Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Committee, said the goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

ASWSU is hosting a panel and Q&A with student leaders from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 24 on Youtube and Zoom.  The goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19, said Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Comm...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

PETA asks state auditor to investigate WSU research with animals during COVID-19

PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments involving animals labeled as non-essential.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested a state audit regarding WSU research involving animals labeled as “unnecessary.”  PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments invol...

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive action against those who violate social distancing or are caught throwing large gatherings, said Phil Weiler, ...

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, will speak during the second event of WSU Access Center's series.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will host its second event in a series that highlights the viewpoints of people with disabilities.  The event “We Were There, Too: Black Disabled Voices in the Disability Revolution with Anita Cameron” will feature...

District 12 searches for more volunteers

Whitman County Fire District 12 is accepting applications for firefighters, volunteers and EMS/EMT/first responders.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

A local fire department depends on new recruits to help stem the recent Washington state rural fires and compensate for the additional transportation burden on Whitman County fire departments.  Whitman County Fire District 12 accepts applications from anyone who can pass a background check and h...

Zoom to no longer require passcodes for meeting

Zoom is no longer requiring passcodes and waiting rooms for every meeting.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

Zoom reversed its decision to require passcodes or waiting rooms for every virtual meeting conducted on the platform.  The reversal of required passcodes or waiting rooms is a Zoom decision, not a WSU decision, said Jacqueline Southwick, communications manager of WSU Information Technology Servic...

TRIO program supports students in all areas of life

Staff at WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program support first-generation students, as well as those from lower-income families and students with disabilities.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

A first-generation student described her college experience as a rollercoaster ride. But with the support of WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program, she is able to navigate through higher education as a mother and student.  "When TRIO says that they really focus on the studen...

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