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Provost to step down from position

Provost to step down from position

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2019

WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya announced Thursday she is stepping down from her position as provost. WSU President Kirk Schulz scheduled a meeting for Monday with the faculty senate executive committee to discuss how this change will affect faculty, according to an email to the faculty senate from Greg...

Student to attend young scholars summit

Student to attend young scholars summit

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

WSU student Nam Nguyen was one of the five percent chosen by Forbes for its young scholars summit. The Forbes Under 30 selects 1,000 scholars to attend a four-day summit with over 10,000 attendees, including investors, entrepreneurs and speakers like Serena Williams and Kevin Durant. Nguyen said...

Health experts address opioid crisis in America

Health experts address opioid crisis in America

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

The Foley Institute hosted public health experts to speak on the magnitude and underlying causes of opioid abuse and drug addiction in the U.S. on Tuesday. Dr. Bob Lutz, health officer Spokane Regional Health District, said that 70,237 people died of an overdose in 2017. Of those, 67 percent were...

WSU housing costs continue to increase

WSU housing costs continue to increase

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2019

WSU student housing cost rates increased by 1.7 percent for residence halls and 1.8 percent for apartments for the 2018-19 school year, due to the rise in minimum wage and staff salary in Washington. Sean Greene, executive director for facilities and operations for WSU Housing and Dining, said housing...

Event celebrates Indigenous women

Event celebrates Indigenous women

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

Terisa Siagatonu, touring poet, speaker and activist, was featured at WSU’s second annual Honoring Indigenous Women event on Sept. 18. Siagatonu’s efforts focus on diverse issues like racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity and climate change. Her efforts as a poet and activist in her Pacific...

Senate members talk purpose, transparency

Senate members talk purpose, transparency

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2019

The WSU Faculty Senate hosted a guest speaker on the topic of faculty service at its first meeting of the year Thursday. Melanie-Angela Neuilly, interim associate vice provost for faculty inclusive excellence, spoke about faculty service in communities as a method of restoring trust between universities...

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

Over $1 million from S&A Fees were not allocated to students this school year

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

WSU students did not receive nearly $1.1 million earmarked for student use this year because WSU scholarships waive Services and Activities Fees before tuition. Students were not able to allocate this money to fund services from groups like ASWSU, GPSA and the CUB. ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas...

Parking fines resulted in over half a million dollars in 2019

Parking fines resulted in over half a million dollars in 2019

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

WSU Transportation Services generated more than half a million dollars in revenue from parking citation fines alone in the fiscal year of 2019, according to its financial report. Over 17,000 parking citations were written in fiscal 2019, according to the WSUTS report. They totaled to $555,613. Par...

Demonstration sparks campus controversy

Demonstration sparks campus controversy

ANGELICA RELENTE and CAMERON SHEPPARD

September 16, 2019

An abortion demonstration that appeared on campus Monday morning displayed several billboards covered in pictures of apparently aborted fetuses in front of Bryan Hall. The group, known as The Center for Bio-ethical Reform, held the demonstration that attracted many passersby and counterprotesters. The d...

Endicott food pantry switches to shopping model

Endicott food pantry switches to shopping model

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

The Endicott food pantry implemented a new shopping model mode on Aug. 29 to try to create a better environment for their clients to receive the food they need. David Gilman, Endicott pantry manager, said that they serve around 50 families every month. The Endicott food bank has been running for 20 yea...

Coug Guys and Gals will hold blood drive

Coug Guys and Gals will hold blood drive

KATLYN COOK, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2019

An extension of the Cougar Athletic Fund, Coug Guys and Gals (CGG), is holding their first philanthropic event of the school year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the CUE. CGG is connecting with the Red Cross to help replenish the supply in blood banks after recent major natural disasters. Amy...

Parking app available for students, faculty, staff

Parking app available for students, faculty, staff

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2019

Students, faculty, staff and visitors can now pay to park at certain locations on WSU’s campus using a mobile app. The app, called WayToPark, is available on Android and Apple devices for free and is WSU’s first mobile parking app. Chris Boyan, associate director of WSU Transportation Services,...

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