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Reader reactions: Cecil Rhodes scholarship honors a racist

February 23, 2017


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Readers react to a column concerning the Rhodes Scholarship, named after Cecil Rhodes, a colonizer of Africa and British imperialist. The columnist believes Rhodes should no longer be honored because he is a racist, and showing his name in a positive light perpetuates racism and social discrimination...

Reader reactions: Fee would take place of ambulance rides for students

February 21, 2017


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Readers react to Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston proposing a $25 ambulance fee to undergraduate tuition to the Pullman City Council. Before the fee is passed, the City Council and students would have to vote on it. This fee would be the first of its kind and would not be on this year’s ASWSU ballot ...

Reader Reactions: Citizens push for sanctuary city at council meeting

February 16, 2017


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Students and Democrats in Pullman argued to make Pullman a sanctuary city and not to support President Trump’s executive order at a City Council meeting on Feb. 1. Keyla Palominos, an undocumented student, testified in support of making Pullman a sanctuary city and protecting Muslims. The council members...

Reader reactions: WSU officials react to Trump’s executive order banning Muslims

February 8, 2017


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Readers react to WSU President Kirk Shulz’s tweet regarding an action plan in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the country. Shulz’s tweet was a response to Ph.D. graduate student Gabrielle ...

Guest column: UCORE goals are valuable for undergraduate students

CLIF STRATTON | WSU Assistant Director of Roots of Contemporary Issues Program

February 2, 2017


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Last week, a Daily Evergreen opinion column offered several positions on UCORE. At times these positions proved contradictory.First, the author agreed with one particular goal of UCORE: to provide undecided students the possibility to explore options.After five calculus courses had me well on my way to...

A letter from Schulz: An experience to savor

KIRK SCHULZ | WSU president

December 12, 2016


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Life on a college campus is an experience to treasure.Yes, it’s an experience often defined by assignments, deadlines, projects and meetings.Yes, it’s often a hectic day-to-day existence, as we balance academic responsibilities with the lure of amazing campus activities that create life-changing ...

In defense of fraternity and sorority life from a non-Greek student

In defense of fraternity and sorority life from a non-Greek student

LANCE LIJEWSKI | Guest columnist

November 15, 2016


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November has been a wild month for opinions, especially here in Pullman.Between the results of our nation’s presidential election to the latest moratorium imposed on local fraternity and sorority life, it would seem like no conversation can be had without divisiveness.With the moratorium on social...

Guest column: Euthanasia is never the easy way out for WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital

CHARLIE POWELL | Public Information Officer at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

September 16, 2016


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Yesterday, an Evergreen writer penned an opinion piece titled, “Animal euthanasia is the easy way out.” It awkwardly approached how society relates the value of animal life as compared to human life.The piece began with incorrect and inaccurate information. She referenced a patient suffering rare n...

Guest column: WSU is a place of inclusion, not exclusion

Guest column: WSU is a place of inclusion, not exclusion

GAVIN PIELOW | President of the Young Democrats

September 13, 2016


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The Young Democrats of WSU convene this fall semester with a critical election just around the corner.Most of the Young Democrats, including myself, actually caucused in the name of Bernie Sanders. Though we remain inspired by Bernie’s unparalleled integrity and benevolent idealism, it’s not to s...

Guest column: College Republicans strive to make WSU great again

JAMES ALLSUP | Club President of the College Republicans

September 8, 2016


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Over the past year, WSU College Republicans have been the subject of quite a bit of discussion.Protesters at our events have called us “Nazis” for supporting Donald Trump.Bitter former club presidents have accused me, as club president, of being a “fear monger” that has “hijacked” the direction ...

College of education dean: letter to graduates

Michael Trevisan | Evergreen contributor, Dean, WSU College of Education

May 6, 2016


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I never tire of the rhythm of the academic year at WSU. The excitement at the start of fall semester and welcoming new students, the sometimes feeling of an endless semester where students and faculty are working hard, and the buildup toward commencement and the celebration of a job well done are al...

Arts and sciences dean: letter to graduates

Daryll DeWald | Evergreen contributor, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

May 6, 2016


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Dear Class of 2016,You are now part of the legacy of Washington State University, and the College of Arts and Sciences is proud to have been your partner during your academic journey.You are the next generation of leaders. Whether you are a physics major going on tomedical school, a history major leading a s...

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