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ASWSU considers gender and restrooms

From staff reports

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Gender-neutral bathrooms were a topic of discussion yesterday evening, when the ASWSU voted unanimously in support of a resolution that calls for at least one of them to be installed in each extensively renovated and newly constructed building on the Pullman campus.The resolution, spearheaded by ASWSU ...

Taking out the trash

BY SHANE MICHARD | Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

For many on College Hill, it seems the nearest trashcan is simply too far away.From Big Macs to beer bottles, discarded items end up in all the wrong places. Litter is practically everywhere in Pullman and local officials, including some students, are trying to mitigate it.“With an issue like litter, you're not looking at a long-term solution,” said Allison Munch-Rotolo, chair of the College Hill Association.Munch-Rotolo said the problem is ongoing and difficult to stop in its tracks. She said it must be mitigated on a short-term basis because it won't simply go away.Sophomore civil engineering major Matthew Waldrip works as a custodian at the St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center on Northeast B Street. Waldrip said he is often surprised by the amount of litter he finds on the church grounds.“The majority of it comes from weekend parties,” he said. “I can pretty much guarantee after Friday nights and Saturday nights to fill up a five-gallon trash can.”Waldrip said something must be done to change the mentality behind littering. To accomplish this, he suggested more trash receptacles be placed along city streets.“But I imagine for the people who (litter) it comes pretty naturally to them,” he said. “Once something's on the ground, not many people are going to pick it up.”Jack Bonnington, former director of scholarship and service for the Interfraternity Council (IFC), said more WSU fraternities will take part in Adopt-a-Block programs this semester.“What this means is that a group of students will go out on Sunday and pick up a section of College Hill,” Bonnington said. “This is something that several fraternities have been doing for years, and it has been highly successful.”Additionally, Bonnington said the IFC has considered moving Greek Sweeps from Friday to Sunday, which would allow for the removal of trash generated throughout weekends. Greek Sweeps are a similar program in which members of the Greek community pick up trash on College Hill.Recycling is another project on the radar for the IFC. Bonnington said he tried to implement a recycling program last semester but struggled to accomplish anything because fraternities are not given their own receptacles. He said he plans to work with ASWSU to install receptacles at Ruby Street Park.Waldrip said bottles and cans make up most of the litter he finds, but some items are more unique.“One time I found a receipt for two Big Macs,” he said. “Right next to a container of Gas-X.”

Studying issues across disciplines

BY ZACK BRIGGS | Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Presentations on across-the-university exploration and leadership building are on the agenda of today’s Interdisciplinary Research Symposium.The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) invites the WSU community ...

WSU seeks student feedback to improve undergraduate education

CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

With about 15 minutes and a stable internet connection, students can reveal their academic needs to WSU administrators and influence the development of on-campus programs.The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has reached more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada since it was...

Toxic gas might help reduce damage after heart attacks

Toxic gas might help reduce damage after heart attacks

MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Hydrogen sulfide gas is considered toxic to humans, but a WSU researcher is developing a method that uses it to treat heart attacks.Ming Xian, an associate professor in the chemistry department, is developing a treatment that targets reactive oxygen species (ROS) created by heart tissue during heart atta...

Surviving a sweatshop

Surviving a sweatshop

MADISON CALLAN | Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

When the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh last year, more than 1,000 workers died.Yesterday, United Students Against Sweatshops brought a survivor of this deadly event and an advocate for workers’ rights to speak at WSU.Aleya Akter, general secretary of the Bangladesh Garment & Industria...

Looking ahead with a plan

MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

An open forum was held Monday to answer questions and take feedback regarding the new strategic plan for WSU.The strategic plan outlines specific plans for the future for WSU and emphasizes improving the overall student experience, outreach and productivity.“We have a much more stable financial situati...

Cougs help Cougs to stop sexual assault

FROM STAFF REPORTS

April 1, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Green Dot program launched Cougs Helping Cougs, a new campaign to combat the effects of sexual violence and help bystanders intervene.The main goal of the campaign is to educate students on how to be supportive of any friends that have been sexually assaulted.“This campaign is meant to spar...

Alumni honored for outstanding journalism

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

Four WSU alumni who excelled in their careers after graduation will be honored for their achievements at the annual Murrow Symposium.The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will induct Bertha Lynn, Kerry Brock, Elizabeth Tuura, and John Ibsen into the Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement during t...

Showcasing research

Showcasing research

CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU celebrated students, faculty and staff last week for their achievements in a wide range of academic disciplines, from genetically engineered medieval crops to the history of U.S. opinion on Taiwan.The event, called WSU Showcase, was a culmination of several efforts to recognize achievements withi...

Inspiring hope and securing experience

Inspiring hope and securing experience

BY MAIA GABRIEL | Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) announced a plan to build a center to provide students with supplemental education to flourish in their college career and beyond.Faculty, staff and industries employees attended the news conference for the new building, called the Cen...

State Supreme Courts powerful, but often forgotten

State Supreme Courts powerful, but often forgotten

BY MADISON CALLAN | Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

The judiciary system is an often overlooked aspect of government, said Chief Justice Barbara Madsen of the Washington state Supreme Court.Madsen addressed students and faculty as part of the Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics lecture series."The state's courts are the most important part in our three ...

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