The Daily Evergreen

AVP candidate stresses diversity for top schools

AVP candidate stresses diversity for top schools

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The second candidate for associate vice president of community, equity, and inclusive excellence spoke Wednesday about what he expects from universities trying to improve student relations, diversity and retention. Michael Benitez Jr. is currently the chief diversity office and dean of diversity and...

WSU, Pullman to test pedestrian-only walkway

WSU, Pullman to test pedestrian-only walkway

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

In a month-long trial this summer, WSU Transportation Services will prohibit vehicle access to Thatuna Street between Colorado and Linden Streets. Director of Transportation Services John Shaheen explained to City Council on Tuesday that during the trial, buses and vehicles leaving the Chinook bus...

Olympics use WSU VR technology

Olympics use WSU VR technology

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU is making an appearance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics — not in skiing, skating or curling, but in virtual reality. Sankar and Uma Jayaram, professors in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, started a virtual reality project at WSU in 1993. Over the years, they developed their...

First diversity AVP candidate visits Pullman

First diversity AVP candidate visits Pullman

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


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

The first of four finalists for the position of associate vice president for community, equity, and inclusive excellence presented to an audience of WSU faculty and staff Tuesday, emphasizing improved communication between students. Jaime Nolan is currently the associate vice president for community,...

Senator stresses civic participation, transparency

Senator stresses civic participation, transparency

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

All Campus Sen. Gavin Pielow ran for ASWSU Senate in the spring of 2017, hoping to find a way to get more people involved in student government and local politics. Pielow has since crafted legislation intended to avoid conflicts of interest in the student government, criticized mandatory fee proposals...

Pullman government closures for President’s Day

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Pullman city government offices and the post office will close Monday, while WSU and Pullman Public Schools students will have the day off in celebration of President’s Day. Though WSU won’t hold classes, university offices will remain open. Franklin, Jefferson and Sunnyside Elementary Schools, ...

Pinkleton hopes to specialize Murrow courses

Pinkleton hopes to specialize Murrow courses

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Bruce Pinkleton, a finalist for the deanship of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, said during a presentation Thursday afternoon that he wants the college to provide students with more specialized studies. Pinkleton, who is now interim dean, began his involvement with WSU in 1993 as an...

GPSA weighs funding for child care

GPSA weighs funding for child care

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under GPSA, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Graduate and professional students will have to decide between increasing funding for the on-campus Children’s Center, or maintaining it and allocating those funds elsewhere. A budget proposal regarding funding for the Children’s Center’s evening child care was announced at the Graduate and...

Task force recommends student conduct reforms

Task force recommends student conduct reforms

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

According to the Student Conduct Process Task Force Report presented at an informational session Wednesday, 75 percent of those who participated in the performance survey took issue with the current board and process. Student Conduct Co-Chair Nancy Youlden said task force members solicited feedback fr...

Professors highlight gap between science, public

Professors highlight gap between science, public

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Three professors argued in a Foley Institute talk Tuesday that there is a disparity in understanding between scientists, lawmakers and the public, leading many to reject scientifically sound ideas. Kristen Intemann, a philosophy professor at Montana State University, said people have a tendency to...

ASWSU pres wanted students to vote

ASWSU pres wanted students to vote

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Though the ASWSU Senate rejected a proposed mandatory $265 sports pass, the student leaders who led the effort to get it on the ballot saw the fee as a way to make students’ payment to Athletics more transparent. The referendum would have required every undergraduate to pay $265, generating an additional...

Dean candidate hopes to increase Murrow diversity

Dean candidate hopes to increase Murrow diversity

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

One of two candidates for the deanship of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Andrea Miller, came to campus Monday. Miller, current associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration and professor at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, said one...