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College of education dean: letter to graduates

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

May 6, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

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


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

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...

Graduation letter from College of Communication dean

Lawrence Pintak | Evergreen contributor, Dean of Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

May 6, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Dear Murrow College graduate:“Anyone who believes the future will be easier than the past is mad.” The words are not mine; they are those of our college’s namesake, Edward R. Murrow, in his WSU commencement address in 1962. It is a daunting and exhilarating notion.The world has changed dramatica...

Exploring racial privilege

Exploring racial privilege

BY JORDEN WILSON | Evergreen columnist

April 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Earlier this week, while browsing my somewhat uneventful news ‘highlight’ reels on various social media websites, a headline punched the air right out of my lungs — an article on CNN’s website titled, “It’s time to talk about ‘black privilege.’”The first time I read the title, I thought I ...

Guest editorial: Helping the planet year-round

BY KRISTIE MIDDLETON | Guest columnist

April 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Over the last decade, phrases like ‘go green’ and ‘reduce your carbon footprint’ have become firmly embedded in our lexicon, just as Earth Day has become an annual celebration. As an environmental advocate, this couldn’t make me happier. I’ve been inspired to see people switch to efficie...

Guest editorial: College costs, student debt should be priority

BY SEN. PATTY MURRAY | Guest columnist

March 22, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

I recently heard from a WSU student named Robyn. Robyn is a senior biochemistry major and works more than 25 hours a week to get by. Despite Robyn’s hard work in and outside the classroom, she will graduate in winter with more than $30,000 in student debt, she said she is worried that graduate school ...

Take me to dinner first: keeping gay dating classy

Tyler Laferriere | Guest columnist

March 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

I’m easy - as in easygoing - but not cheap. If I said I embodied that mantra, I would be lying, since anyone who knows me even marginally well knows I’m fairly high maintenance.However, when one is on the market, so to speak, the above mantra is fairly sound advice.Yet my experience with being a ...

Let’s kill the stigma

Jamil Bolling | Evergreen guest columnist

March 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Marginalized groups in America have a long history of policing others. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, etc., all participating in the dance of dominance. Whenever you hear a woman say, “oh, I’m not that kind of girl,” or a black person say, “I’m not that dark,” it's...

Guest editorial: Students play big role in higher ed policy

BY REP. HANS ZEIGER | Evergreen contributor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

In 2015, thanks to effective advocacy by students across Washington, the Legislature acted to reduce college tuition at our state colleges and universities. Last session was truly historic, but there’s a lot of work to be done to make college affordable and to improve higher education attainment.Th...

The key to looking and feeling great

KARLA DUMAS | Evergreen contributor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

What if I told you the secret to looking and feeling great is all around you? You can grow it at home, purchase it at grocery and convenience stores and enjoy it at restaurants. It’s not another “quick fix” or “diet” that can oftentimes lead to feelings of deprivation and failure.In fact, it...

Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

Bradley T. Luff | Guest columnist

September 29, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Climate change is becoming an increasingly popular topic among scientists and laymen alike, but there has been much debate on whether or not the climate is changing and what climate change really is.In 1859, John Tyndall, a man considered to be one of the top scientists of his time, conducted a series o...

Letter to the Editor: Tuition reduction is good news for Washington

Rep. Hans Zeiger | ranking minority member on the House Higher Education Committee.

September 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Guest Commentaries, Opinion

History is being made in Washington state this year, and the nation is watching. In June, legislators in Olympia passed a budget that reduces tuition at all state colleges and universities over the next two years.Tuition will be reduced by 5 percent at all state institutions for the 2015-16 school year. Then in 2016...

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