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Shutdown reaches Cougar Battalion

Shutdown reaches Cougar Battalion

Madison Callan The Daily Evergreen

October 10, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

WSU ROTC members are feeling the effects of the government shutdown as funding for programs and scholarships remain at a stand-still.Cadets in the program cannot access two forms of payment as a result of the government shutdown, said Todd Plotner, lieutenant colonel and professor of military scie...

Fighting the Violence

Fighting the Violence

Arianna Kemis Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and WSU's Violence Prevention Programs (VPP) is spreading the word.Nikki Finnestead, violence prevention coordinator at VPP, said this month is an excellent opportunity to highlight issues of relationship violence on campus.“We know that our data indicates that t...

ASWSU pushes appeals

Zack Briggs Evergreen ASWSU reporter

October 10, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU Senate delivered a resolution to the Department of Residence Life emphasizing the need for a transparent appeals process for paraprofessionals who undergo termination.At their Wednesday meeting in CUB 204, The Senate unanimously approved a motion to provide more than 150 WSU sponsors and r...

Parents notified of first MIPs

Teresa Lane Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

From now on, WSU will notify parents of students' first offenses for underage drinking.Previous policy dictated that parents would be notified after their students' second offenses for Minor in Possession (MIP).The change was written into the Standards of Student Conduct following recommendations by ...

Pullman ‘master plan’ under way

Teresa Lane, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Students can expect to see construction start on three major structures soon as five new projects are placed on the WSU Pullman campus' building agenda, said WSU spokesman Robert Strenge.On Oct. 4, The WSU Board of Regents approved the construction of three new buildings for the Pullman campus, as wel...

Shutdown reaches WSU student veterans

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

One week after the government shutdown, questions linger for more than 800 WSU student veterans about how the partial close will impact their education.WSU Veterans Coordinator Blaine Golden said the effects of the government shutdown have been limited. Communication with the Department of Veteran Affai...

Humanities Planning Group encourages collaboration

James Clark, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Humanities Planning Group hopes to fund up to two research projects for $3,500, said Debbie Brudie, Humanities Planning Group finance and budget manager.Recipients of these two grants will be decided in the inaugural Collaborative Research Project competition, Brudie said.Eligible recipients for...

WSU Global Campus awarded for excellence

Adanna Escobar, Evergreen news editor

October 8, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Online education is a growing enterprise, and at the helm of this up and coming industry is WSU, said Global Campus leaders.The Global Campus, WSU’s campus for online degrees and certificates, received one of the highest national honors for online education. The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) announce...

WSU students now offered multiple health insurance options

WSU students now offered multiple health insurance options

Devin Trubey Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

By 2014, every American citizen must have healthcare insurance.To help students acquire insurance, WSU is offering options through either the university or the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange.The Exchange calculates cost based on the individual, considering special circumstances.“The coverage and...

The consequences of polarization

Teresa Lane, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Hyper-partisan politics can be dangerous within the government, as the recent shutdown proved, said The Foley Institute guest speaker Thursday.Foley at WSU welcomed Matthew Levendusky to discuss partisan politics and media in the United States.Levendusky is an associate professor at the University o...

FERPA protects student records, to an extent

Chad Sokol Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

To protect from the mishandling of students' private information, WSU takes several steps for confidentiality. However, there is always a potential of inappropriate use of records, said Associate Registrar Matthew Zimmerman.The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) defends students' ...

Senator talks state budget with ASWSU

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

During his first day on the job as 9th District Senate Republican Leader, Mark Schoesler formed the Senate Majority Coalition to create a list of goals focusing on establishing a proper budget suitable for jobs and education. After months of special sessions, the Washington State Legislature passed on...

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