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Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018


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

WSU broke ground on its new plant sciences building, the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, Wednesday morning. The state of Washington will provide $52 million in funding for the project, according to a WSU news release. Construction of the building is expected to be finished by January...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Football, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

Leaders hope to increase stadium access

Leaders hope to increase stadium access

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 14, 2018


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

ASWSU President Savannah Rogers and Vice President Tyler Parchem listed opening Martin Stadium for public use and shutting off the field’s lights as two of their goals during their first 100 days in office. Opening the stadium has been a priority for students since its closing a couple of years...

Riser files motion for recusal of judge

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Darryl Riser, the former WSU employee suing the university for allegedly firing him in retaliation for whistleblowing on ethics violations, has filed a motion calling for presiding Judge Thomas Rice to recuse himself and appoint another judge to the case. The motion, filed last week, states “[Riser]...

WSU to hold first Hawaii Alive! session

WSU to hold first Hawaii Alive! session

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 7, 2018


Filed under Global Campus, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU’s New Student Programs will hold an Alive! orientation session away from the Pullman campus for the first time this Saturday. The session, branded “Alive! in Hawaii,” comes as an attempt to increase accessibility for incoming Hawaiian students and to allow them to attend a summer session, A...

New bike sharing program debuts Friday

New bike sharing program debuts Friday

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2018


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

WSU students and Student Recreation Center members will have a new way to get around campus beginning Friday. University Recreation will launch Coug Bikes on June 1, replacing Green Bikes as the new campus bike share program. Donald Schmitt, UREC coordinator of the rental shop and Coug Bikes, said...

Leaders to tackle communication issues

Leaders to tackle communication issues

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Politics, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Many of the goals outlined in the 100-day plan created by ASWSU President Savannah Rogers and ASWSU Vice President Tyler Parchem deal with communication between the university and students. One of these goals includes increasing the efficiency of emails from WSU departments, which comes as an effort to red...

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. Short became a WSU faculty member in 1951 and taught until 1997, according to the College of Arts and Sciences. After his retirement from teaching, he served as a graduate student...

Frost named next WSU student regent

Frost named next WSU student regent

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News, WSU Pullman campus

Gov. Jay Inslee has selected former ASWSU President Jordan Frost as the next WSU student regent. Frost announced his new role on Facebook Wednesday evening after Gov. Inslee informed him of selection that morning. "I screamed and jumped up and down and kind of freaked out," Frost said. "I was v...

Judge dismisses claims against Schulz, two others

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

The judge presiding over a lawsuit involving former WSU employee Darryl Riser's claims of civil rights and whistleblower law violations dismissed the actions against three of the named defendants, including President Kirk Schulz. Judge Thomas Rice filed the order on April 24. Rice said Riser "fai...

University names new CAS dean

University names new CAS dean

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU named Matthew Jockers as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences today after months of searching for a new leader for the school. Jockers comes to WSU from the University of Nebraska, where he served as an associate dean for research and partnerships and a professor of English in the...

WSU to hold walkway test in June

WSU to hold walkway test in June

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 24, 2018


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

WSU Transportation Services will begin a month-long test of a pedestrian-only walkway on Thatuna Street beginning in June. The test, which has been coordinated with the City of Pullman, will close a short portion of Thatuna Street between Colorado and Linden Streets to vehicles for the month of June. John ...

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