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‘Local losses of bee species’

‘Local losses of bee species’

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

Diversifying farms with different types of plant and flower species can combat the decline in pollinator insects such as bees. “Many bees rely on flowers as their primary resource,” said Elias Bloom, WSU alum and Michigan State University postdoctoral researcher. “If you take those flower...

BECU offers multiple scholarships

BECU offers multiple scholarships

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 21, 2020

At least 25 scholarships worth $2,500 each are available to Boeing Employees’ Credit Union members and WSU students this year. The scholarships are funded through the BECU Foundation. Rachel Van Noord, BECU Foundation executive director, said a minimum of 25 scholarships will be awarded this year;...

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

Doja Cat will not perform at WSU

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Doja Cat will not be performing on Jan. 31 because she “decided to cancel all upcoming university shows,” according to a press release from WSU Student Entertainment Board. Purplepass will give refunds to students who purchased tickets to the concert. Students will receive $24 back, but will not...

ASWSU fills government vacancies

ASWSU fills government vacancies

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2020

Two new members were confirmed to ASWSU departments during the ASWSU senate meeting Jan. 15. Geordy Greene, senior political science major, was confirmed to the ASWSU election board. Taylor Heersink, junior elementary education major, was confirmed as deputy director of legislative affairs after not...

Study finds Instagram allows reserved individuals to express themselves

Study finds Instagram allows reserved individuals to express themselves

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

Instagram could provide young adults with more real-life relationships, according to one WSU study. Researchers in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication recently published an article which found that young adults who are more reserved in face-to-face communication are more likely to express...

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

IFC makes changes within the Greek community

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 16, 2020

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) released a development initiative Monday to address desired change in the WSU Greek community. Andrew Thomas, IFC director of public relations, said the IFC Development Initiative was created after events in the Greek community occurred, such as the death of Samuel...

Ranking robots

Ranking robots

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 15, 2020

Facial recognition may be one of the uses for artificial intelligence, but researchers at WSU are hoping to further diversify the use of AI. “Most AI systems are designed to solve a specific task,” said Larry Holder, professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “If...

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

Reimagine Indians into Medicine: 15 students to be given upper hand for med school

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

A recent collaborative effort in the Pacific Northwest will address health disparities and the lack of health care workers among Native American communities. The project is called Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE). It is a joint project between WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, th...

More snow expected today

More snow expected today

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

The U.S. National Weather Service issued another winter weather advisory for the second consecutive day. It will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday. About 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected to accumulate in several areas of the Palouse, including Pullman, Moscow and Colfax, accordin...

GPSA president steps down

GPSA president steps down

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2020

Due to medical reasons, the GPSA president stepped down from his position on Jan. 1. “I’m not a quitter, I fight a lot and I pursued a lot but there’s just circumstances that were beyond my control,” Ralph Chikhany, former GPSA president, said. Chikhany said they made the decision over Tha...

WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

WSU faces lack of state funding, space in classrooms

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

WSU’s associate vice president of facilities services said about 70 percent of campus buildings are in poor condition or worse during the last WSU Faculty Senate meeting of 2019 on Thursday. Together it would cost over $450 million to renovate or replace them. Associate Vice President Olivia Yang...

WSU, U of I shuttle in trial period

WSU, U of I shuttle in trial period

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

WSU students who take classes at the University of Idaho can travel to the neighboring campus by using an intercampus shuttle for a limited time up until Dec. 13. The shuttle, also known as the Joe Bus, is a trial run and provides an alternative transportation option for students taking courses at...

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