The Daily Evergreen

Businesses prepare for Dad’s Weekend

Businesses prepare for Dad’s Weekend

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

With Dad’s Weekend around the corner, local businesses throughout Pullman are preparing their stores and crew for the rush. The Daily Grind, Thomas Hammer, Rico’s Public House and Porchlight Pizza are a few spots in downtown Pullman that have been through the busy weekend before. Employees...

Troy Hall opens following delays, millions spent

Troy Hall opens following delays, millions spent

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Renovations to Troy Hall, located in the central campus area, were completed this spring, which is the first time the building has been improved since 1926. The building which houses laboratory spaces with extensive updated systems to support new sophisticated labs, is now open to the public. The...

WSU researcher finds evolution can change geography

WSU researcher finds evolution can change geography

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher found salmon mating behavior can reshape rivers, which in turn changes the way the land looks over time. Lead researcher and associate professor at WSU, Alex Fremier, worked with Brian Yanites, an associate professor at Indiana University, and Elowyn Yager, and a University of Idaho...

Grad students’ stipends reduced

Grad students’ stipends reduced

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Administration, GPSA, GPSA, Local, News, Research, Showcase, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Hundreds of teaching and research assistants could lose about a sixth of their incomes, raising concerns that reducing stipends could become a standard practice for the university. Early this month, about 350 teaching and research assistants in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture were...

WSU entomologists return from insect expedition

WSU entomologists return from insect expedition

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Most of the megasomas, carrying their bulky bodies through the air, could only make it within a few feet of the insect trap — a white sheet strung between poles in the Guatemalan rainforest and illuminated under a blacklight. But one bold beetle, the size of a human hand, hurtled by Alix Whitener...

University weighs budget cuts

University weighs budget cuts

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

It’s too early to tell where the Division of Student Affairs will find 2.5 percent of its state-allocated dollars to slash in order to meet WSU President Kirk Schulz’s university-wide mandate to curb spending. In a memo sent to college deans and his cabinet, Schulz described his plan to soften...

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

Pullman Police Department prepares for Halloweekend

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

Local police agencies are taking extra steps to ensure public safety during one of the biggest social weekends of the school year. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said Pullman sees a large number of students and out-of-town visitors partying during the festive Halloween weekend. He said that...

State’s chief information officer talks cyber threats

State’s chief information officer talks cyber threats

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

College students, thanks to the large amount of time they spend online, are one of the groups most vulnerable to digital attacks, the state’s chief information officer said during a summit Wednesday. Hosted by WSU Information Technology Services, the event was the second annual summit to increase...

Performing Arts speaks out

Performing Arts speaks out

REBECCA WHITE and SANG JUNG

October 25, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Performing arts students vented their frustrations toward university leadership, and the budget cut that will soon end their program, during an ASWSU meeting Wednesday. Their goal, Stage President Aryn Allen said, was to dissuade WSU President Kirk Schulz from cutting the funding that makes up the theater facility, their supporting fac...

Experts explain fake news at Foley Talk

Experts explain fake news at Foley Talk

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Foley invites speakers to educate about Trump’s administration and their relationship with the news. Fake news conspiracies, such as #pizzagate and the traditional media’s role in sorting through viral online information, were the topics of discussion by media experts at a Foley Talk on Tuesday. Porismita...

WSU Receives Grant for Amazon Catalyst

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Amazon will grant up to $300,000 in funding to support projects proposed by members of the WSU community. Amazon Catalyst is a new collaboration with several universities, including University of Washington, to fund bold and risky projects, with the purpose of learning more about problems that people see in...

WSU researchers genetically alter rice plants

WSU researchers genetically alter rice plants

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen contributor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU researchers are participating in international research to improve photosynthetic efficiency in rice to help reduce world hunger. Cousins Lab, one of 12 institutions working on the C4 Rice Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is conducting the research. Eight countries around...