The Daily Evergreen

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...

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


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

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


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

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...

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...

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...

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