The Daily Evergreen

ASWSU Vice President welcomes challenge of leadership

Kyle Geiger | ASWSU Vice President

August 14, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Four months ago Adam Crouch, Zak Cherif, and I sat on the deck behind Fiji and crafted a campaign to “revolutionize the student voice.” The day after we won, the headline of the Daily Evergreen read “Starting the Student Revolution,” accompanied with a picture of Crouch’s smiling face and my r...

Go Cougs, go Greek: letter from the Panhellenic Council

By Taylor Christensen and Cori Uddenberg | Panhellenic President and Vice President of Public Relations

August 14, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

First we were students, and then we became sorority women. Being a student is the single, overarching requirement that precedes sorority membership. Students wanting more out of their collegiate years than tests and textbooks created the basis for joining any student organization, and sororities offe...

A message from Mayor Glenn Johnson to new students

Glenn Johnson | Pullman Mayor

August 14, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

On behalf of the city of Pullman, let me welcome you to our city of 32,110 and yes, those figures include students. Now for those of you who come from much larger cities, Pullman will seem small and that’s not all bad. I’ve lived in larger cities (Sacramento and Los Angeles) and believe me, every...

Tips to start your year at WSU right, from someone who knows

Melynda Huskey | Interim Vice President and Dean of Students

August 14, 2015


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Greetings and welcome (back) to WSU! As the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, I’m here—along with all our staff--to help you make the most of your WSU experience. Before the semester really kicks off, here are a few tips for starting off right, whether it’s your very first semester or yo...

Welcome from Health and Wellness Services

Dr. Bruce Wright | Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

August 14, 2015


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Welcome to all new and returning students from all of us at Health & Wellness Services! We’re here to support you in all aspects of health. To us, health doesn’t just mean an absence of physical sickness. We provide services and programs designed to help you thrive mentally, emotionally and physi...

Police Chief: Know the law for a fun, safe school year

Police Chief: Know the law for a fun, safe school year

By Gary Jenkins | Pullman City Police Chief

August 14, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

On behalf of the Pullman Police Department, I would like to welcome new and returning WSU students to Pullman! My staff and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, and you can rest assured that we will do whatever we can to prevent crime and personal injury for those living and lear...

Go Cougs, go Greek: letter from the IFC President

Zak Cherif | IFC President

August 14, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

First things first, welcome to Washington State University, and congratulations on making the best decision of your life. You are now a part of a Cougar family that has provided unique experiences to students for the past 125 years. In your time here, you will be presented with many different opportun...

A walk down memory lane with Senator Kohl-Welles

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles | Washington Senator

June 24, 2015


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

I am heartbroken over the death of WSU President Elson Floyd. I’d so hoped he would recover and be back at the helm of his cherished university.I first got to know Dr. Floyd in 1993 when I was a new legislator and he became Executive Director of the Higher Education Coordinating Board. As Vice Chair th...

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


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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


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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...

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