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WSU program to host welcome back event for Native American students

WSU program to host welcome back event for Native American students

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2019

Native American programs will hold a barbecue event to welcome back Native American students from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Joelle Berg, organizer of the event, said there will be food for attendees and entertainment provided by a DJ. Supaman a Native American...

Black residents nearly five times as likely to be arrested by WSU PD

Black residents nearly five times as likely to be arrested by WSU PD

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2019

In the last year, 12.5 percent of people the WSU Police Department arrested were black, while 2.7 percent of Pullman’s population is black. These calculations were based on arrest records from May 2018 to May 2019 and U.S. Census Bureau population estimates from July 2018. Roughly 2.5 percent of black residents were arrested by WSU PD, while 0.6 percent of white residents ...

WSU college of medicine enrolls its largest, most diverse class

WSU college of medicine enrolls its largest, most diverse class

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine received 80 new students for its 2023 class, which is the largest and most diverse class the college has seen after it was created in 2017. According to a press release from the university, women make up 54 percent of the class. About 37 percent of the class...

Black Student Union to host summit

Black Student Union to host summit

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2019

Black Student Union will host its annual Black Lives Summit to welcome incoming first-year and transfer students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Center for Undergraduate Education. BSU President Makayia Thompson said Black Lives Summit will showcase black identity and academic groups, as...

ASWSU Senate confirms six new members

ASWSU Senate confirms six new members

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2019

The ASWSU Senate appointed six new members into vacant positions during last night’s senate meeting. Jane McDonald, junior journalism and media production major, was selected as the Communication Senator. She said one of her goals is to increase the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication’s...

Inclusive clothing bank aims to help students, faculty, staff

Inclusive clothing bank aims to help students, faculty, staff

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 18, 2019

A mannequin’s head with a blond wig sits on a shelf in the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. Clothing racks hanging everything from plaid shirts to a bronze sequined dress are in plain sight. This is Fluid Fashion, a clothing bank started in February for anyone in need...

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

Researchers rear threatened species of frog

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 18, 2019

In an effort to reintroduce the Northern Leopard frog in Washington state, WSU researchers have been raising frogs to release them into the wild. Tadpoles were reared at WSU in artificial ponds that were partly designed and implemented by Erica Crespi, assistant professor in the school of biological...

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

Campus police no longer housing firearms for students

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 18, 2019

The WSU Police Department is no longer providing firearms storage to students. The change is due to a new gun law in the state that took effect in July. Initiative 1639 was adopted by Washington voters in November 2018. The new law prohibits the purchase of a semi-automatic assault rifle by a person...

Workshop for incoming undocumented students

Workshop for incoming undocumented students

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2019

WSU will host an informational workshop for undocumented students explaining resources available on campus for them during WSU’s Week of Welcome. The workshop will be held 2-3 p.m. Friday at the Women*s Center in Wilson-Short Hall, and is run by an office under the Division of Student Affairs. Marcela...

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

WSU hires new director of Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2019

WSU’s Office of Outreach and Education has named an executive director to lead its Community, Equity and Inclusive Excellence department. Allen Sutton will begin his tenure as the department’s director on July 15. He’s leaving Auburn University in Alabama, where he worked as the director of...

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

School of Economic Sciences names first female director

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2019

The WSU School of Economic Sciences (SES) announced Jill McCluskey as the first female director for the school, set to begin her duties in the fall. McCluskey has been the associate director at the school since 2015. She will replace current director Alan Love on August 16. “I’m excited for...

Athletics department faces $100 million debt

Athletics department faces $100 million debt

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2019

The WSU Board of Regents approved the athletics budget for the fiscal year 2020, and its plan to have a breakeven operating budget by 2023. Between 2016 and 2019, WSU Athletics’ operating deficit shrunk by about $4.3 million. But because the department was not making money, the deficit also grew...

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