The Daily Evergreen

Former administrator receives threat after Gesser piece

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Uri Farkas, a former WSU athletics administrator who was heavily cited in the WSU Office for Equal Opportunity’s original investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Jason Gesser, received a threat via email following The Daily Evergreen’s reporting of the allegations. A public records request ...

ASWSU talks budget, Giving Tuesday fundraising

ASWSU talks budget, Giving Tuesday fundraising

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

At the ASWSU Senate meeting Wednesday night, senators and guest speakers discussed monies raised for the Cougar Health Fund from Giving Tuesday, services and activities fees and Services and Activities Fees Committee funding cuts. The Senate also confirmed a student to the ASWSU Election Board. Giving Tuesday...

Center offers resources for wide range of disabilities

Center offers resources for wide range of disabilities

HSING-HAN CHEN, Evergreen guest contributor

November 29, 2018


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

Since the Rehabilitation Act was signed into law in 1973, WSU has followed its guidelines by providing resources and services to students and employees with disabilities. About 11 percent of students on college campuses have disabilities, said Meredyth Goodwin, director of the WSU Access Center. However,...

Creamery preps for spike in sales over holiday

Creamery preps for spike in sales over holiday

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2018


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

While the cold weather may have many students looking forward to a relaxing break at home, WSU Creamery employees are looking forward to a spike in sales as customers buy the famous Cougar Gold cheese for the holidays. “Typically, it kind of fluctuates from year to year, but somewhere in the 70...

STAGE to present four student-directed plays this weekend

STAGE to present four student-directed plays this weekend

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2018


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

STAGE Student Theatre will perform four one-act plays about chocolate cake and having confidence in yourself Friday. STAGE Adviser Devin Mendenhall said “Do Baristas Like Burritos” consists of two friends at a coffee shop with one trying to muster the courage to ask a barista out on a date. STAGE...

Access Center receives money for new van

Access Center receives money for new van

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Cougar Accessible Transportation Services (CATS) gained additional funding from the WSU Services and Activities Fees Committee to purchase a replacement for one of its wheelchair accessible vans. Meredyth Goodwin, director of the WSU Access Center, said CATS requested $68,000 for a replacement because...

High school STEM program receives funding

High school STEM program receives funding

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Cougs Rise, an initiative of WSU’s Office of the Provost, has received an additional $120,000 in funding to help create a summer STEM program for graduating high school students. Funded by federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Cougs Rise serves first-generation or low-income students...

GPSA considers alternative options for UREC fees

GPSA considers alternative options for UREC fees

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2018


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

A proposal to let graduate students use the Chinook Student Center, budget cuts and grants were discussed at Monday night’s GPSA meeting. Student Recreation Center and Chinook access GPSA is considering a proposal to allow graduate students to pay $157 for access to their choice of the Student R...

Students working to restore historic Pullman Depot

Students working to restore historic Pullman Depot

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

In an effort to restore a piece of Pullman history, WSU students partnered with the Whitman County Historical Society to revamp the Pullman Depot, which once served as a train station for locals and visitors. Keyaira Mumford, a junior majoring in interior design, said her grandfather rode the train...

WSU, local hospital partner to improve service

WSU, local hospital partner to improve service

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Spokane

Officials from Pullman Regional Hospital and WSU announced a partnership Nov. 8 to improve health care services in the Pullman community. PRH CEO Scott Adams said the official collaboration is an expansion on over 70 years of work with the university since the hospital was founded. He said PRH...

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

Chun talks athletics with Faculty Senate

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun spoke about the importance of athletics at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday night. Chun said the athletic program places an emphasis on academics. He said the better athletes are in the classroom, the more successful they are on the field, and therefore academics...

WSU introduces new budget office role

WSU introduces new budget office role

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The new executive director for budget, planning and analysis wants to help recover WSU’s fiscal health and update the current payroll system. Kelley Westhoff began her new role on Nov. 1 after Joan King, former associate vice president and chief university budget officer, retired from her position...

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