The Daily Evergreen

Remembering a president and colleague

Melynda Huskey | Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

June 24, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

When I think of President Floyd, I see him so clearly, leaning back in his chair, eyebrows raised, fingers steepled, smiling wrily and overflowing with vitality, energy, charisma—and relentlessly pushing, pushing, pushing me to serve students better, to remove barriers to their success, to make WSU a b...

‘The real deal in every sense of the word’

Calley Hair | Former Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 24, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

World class, face to face. I’ve spent the last four years pondering our school motto.Because it seems a bit contradictory. How can you focus on contributing to a truly world-class academic institution while simultaneously trying to make a personal connection to every one of its staff and students? ...

The May 15 Document Submission Deadline — What it is and why it matters

Frank McNeilly | Student Financial Services Graduate Assistant

April 6, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

May 15 is a significant date in Student Financial Services (SFS), and for some students it can be important as well.Part of the process leading up to awarding students financial aid is verifying that awarding is accurate. The U.S. Department of Education requires every college to review certain criteria ...

House Bill 1238: Time to lower tuition

Rep. Gerry Pollet | Guest columnist

March 12, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

We must unite this legislative session to break down barriers to college education, and ensure the opportunities of higher education are affordable for everyone.But what do we mean by saying college should be affordable?Tuition doubled since 2008, and now costs over 20 percent of the average family’s...

Affordable higher education possible

Sen. John Braun | Guest columnist

March 5, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Affordable access to higher education and economic strength have always been closely connected. As the global economy becomes increasingly competitive, Washington must provide opportunities for our citizens to acquire skills that give us an advantage. Maintaining an effective higher education syste...

Making Education Opportunities a Reality

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers | Guest columnist

February 26, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

For as long as I can remember, my parents’ dream for me was to go to college. So when I showed my animals at the 4H fairs, my parents told me, “Cathy, save that money so you can go to college one day.” So I did. I saved hard and dreamed big. Years later, I put on my cap and gown, stood beside ...

Successfully navigating university financial aid

BY FRANCIS MCNEILLY | Evergreen guest columnist

January 16, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Your ticket to cash in college is the FAFSA, and meeting deadlines.It hardly seems time to be thinking about next school year (2015-16) when the spring semester just got rolling and you’re still recovering from the malaise of being back to the college student “grind.”But, now IS the time to prepar...

Faster, friendlier financial aid

Brian Dixon, Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Services | Guest Columnist

August 25, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

I recently moved to Pullman from Wisconsin, my home of 40 years, to become WSU’s new Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Services. The first thing I learned upon my arrival is that it is no secret the past two years in the financial aid office at WSU have been challenging. Many factors co...

Protecting the Dunes

MARTY MENDIOLA | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations project manager

August 22, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Visitor safety on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands is a high priority. Our Lower Granite Lock and Dam rangers and staff do their best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors to Illia Dunes and Granite Point.We ask visitors, including WSU students, to do their part, too. We thank tho...

The editor: Tell us your stories

Nathan Howard | Editor-in-chief

August 22, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Starting at 5 p.m. five days a week, my staff belongs to you; nine editors, a myriad of reporters and photojournalists, and a need to tell stories. All of us waiting for you to tell us what it is your newspaper should be covering.If you have a story you want the world to hear, email or call me. My n...

Adapting the Evergreen

Dominique Wald

August 22, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Being the new kid on the block has its perks, and it also has its struggles. The same also applies to launching a new department.The Web and Mobile Department of The Daily Evergreen is responsible for creating unique and engaging content, and as head of that department, I make it my mission to do so.The D...

Center for Civic Engagement helps students help others

Center for Civic Engagement helps students help others

ERIN MCILRAITH | CCE marketing and communications coordinator

August 15, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

“What is civic engagement?” is the question I’m asked most often by students visiting the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). I can give you some great definitions of civic engagement, but to truly understand what the CCE does, I have to share what civic engagement is all about at its core.It’s ...

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