The Student News Site of Washington State University

The Daily Evergreen

Letter to the editor: Administrators crossed a line with faculty academic freedom

David Demers, Phoenix AZ

September 19, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I congratulate Cody Cottier, Evergreen reporter, for his investigative story, “CAHNRS conflicts undermining academic freedom, faculty say.” Allow me to supplement his report with a few more facts and observations: 1. A culture of termination has existed at WSU for several decades now, as Vice Provost...

Letter to the editor: Three strikes rule misused

C. Richard Shumway, Pullman

September 19, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I agree with your Sept. 15 editorial in which you argue for a clear separation between industry pressure and evaluation of scientific discovery. This is a vital issue facing higher education and is not unique to one college at WSU. It is faced by colleges throughout the country that have an industry...

Letter to the editor: Schulz not doing enough

Tanner Lemke, WSU Alumnus

August 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

No one of sensible mind, or those sincere in their opinion, should hesitate in condemning the most recent incident of charged racial tensions materializing themselves once more on the WSU campus. The Schulz administration has taken the presumptive view that they are already maximizing their efforts...

Letter to the editor: WSU club condemns hate

The Young Democrats, Letter to the Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The hateful bigotry thrown around by one of our very own Cougs at the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is beyond horrific. It’s sickening, appalling, and poisons the image of how a Coug is supposed to conduct them self. The hateful rhetoric stirred up by College Republican...

Letter to the editor: Cemetery of the innocent/free speech on campus

ANDREW LUEDEKE | Tacoma

May 24, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

In April, a student at WSU started tearing down a free speech demonstration in the heart of campus. The student cited that he felt the demonstration wasn’t accomplishing anything and would make other students on campus uncomfortable.Little did that student know, the event was permitted by the univ...

Letter to the editor: Environmentalism in the age of Trump

KATHRYN SUTHERLAND | Pullman

May 24, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As an American who cares about the environment and solving the global problem of climate change, Trump’s inauguration and subsequent environmental actions have been jarring to say the least.At the very core, caring about the environment and ensuring a healthy planet for everyone should not be a pa...

Letter to the editor: Response to column on the anti-abortion demonstration

JEDIDIAH MCCOY | Pullman

May 24, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last month, an opinion piece was published in The Daily Evergreen concerning a pro-life display incident from the previous week.In the piece, the author asserted that the display attacked women who have had or are considering an abortion. The author stated, “By stating that abortion is universally wr...

Effects of appealing Obamacare

NANCY STREET | Cheney

April 18, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Oh the hypocrisy of it all. Our President Trump and his great unflinching supporter, our Congressional Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, promote repeal and replace Obamacare with a bill that would throw millions of American families, including babies, off their healthcare and give tax breaks to the r...

Letter to the editor: Healthy relationships column

NIKKI FINNESTEAD | Health & Wellness

March 30, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I was glad to see the Evergreen’s recent column on providing opportunities for students to learn more about healthy relationships. This critical topic affects everyone in our campus community.Knowing what a healthy relationship looks like can help students form more fulfilling relationships in their ...

Letter to the editor: Computers in the new era

ALISON BURGESS | Pullman

February 23, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Civilization is at the beginning of a new era; computers. Computing capabilities have exponentially improved in hardware and software in the last twenty years. This new era brings both new solutions and problems that humanity has never faced before. From artificial intelligence to the latest social m...

Letter to the editor: Government should help businesses conserve Earth’s resources

CHRISTINA PAOLETTI | Pullman

February 23, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Within companies, the health of our planet is often the last considered when building cars, processing food or drilling oil. Excess carbon dioxide omitted into the atmosphere causes global warming in the air and creates more acidic oceans.With our future in mind, we should be more focused on conservi...

Letter to the editor: Bat boxes are unnecessary in the Pacific Northwest

LEVI O'LOUGHLIN | Pullman

February 16, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Mosquitoes can be a serious nuisance when they bite, especially considering they can be vectors for various disease-causing pathogens. The Local Briefs article in the Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 edition of The Daily Evergreen has suggested that encouraging insectivorous bat populations in Pullman could serve as bi...