The Daily Evergreen

WSU administration reviews debts, fiscal health

WSU administration reviews debts, fiscal health

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

Halfway through the fiscal year, WSU’s higher administration is still considering strategies to resolve the university’s $30-million deficit by updating the university’s finance and borrowing systems, forgiving certain expenses and communicating with university leaders. Stacy Pearson, vice president...

Pullman hopes to expand with 2040 plan

Pullman hopes to expand with 2040 plan

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Through survey feedback from 1,200 students and long-time residents, community organization Pullman 2040 developed several projects to improve the area. Following the survey, Pullman 2040 created five initial priority areas: community and identity, education and learning, growth and development, health...

AKL hazing allegations include drinking games, hospitalization

AKL hazing allegations include drinking games, hospitalization

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Pledges of the Eta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity were allegedly hazed and two were hospitalized last semester. This led to the shuttering of their WSU chapter in December and multiple investigations, during what many members referred to as “bonding activities.” Over a series of...

Rallying to protect DACA students

Rallying to protect DACA students

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Politics, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU students facing uncertain futures rallied with their peers Thursday in hopes of influencing lawmakers to pass legislation protecting undocumented people living in the U.S. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” read one sign, quoting John Lennon’s “Imagine,” at WS...

Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

Faculty Senate Chair Judi McDonald read aloud financial figures at a Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting outlining a series of forgiven loans within the university, which are some of the root causes of WSU’s current financial woes. The university’s reserves were used to forgive loans totaling $48.9...

Sports pass voted down

Sports pass voted down

ANGELICA RELENTE and REBECCA WHITE

February 7, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Top-feature

ASWSU opted to not put a referendum on the ballot that would have replaced WSU Athletic’s Services and Activities fees with a mandatory $265 annual sports pass at their meeting Wednesday. After discussion and testimony from students and athletic officials, 11 senators were in favor of the mandatory spo...

Researchers develop new needle

Researchers develop new needle

BAILEY CAMPBELL, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

AWSU research team is developing steerable needles that use waterjets to reduce tissue damage and lower the risk of infection in medical procedures. John Swensen directs WSU’s Modeling, Motion and Medical Robotics Laboratory, or M3, which is developing needles that can be controlled by medical robots....

ASWSU special election winners react

ASWSU special election winners react

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

ASWSU held a special election Friday looking to fill six vacancies on the Senate in the All Campus, Uncertified, Business, Arts and Sciences and Education positions. After winning the position as Senator of the College of Arts and Sciences, Jacob Lizarraga said he hopes to spread awareness about issues...

Three administrators sued

Three administrators sued

FORREST HOLT, REBECCA WHITE, and LINH NGUYEN

January 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus, WSU Spokane

A tenured WSU researcher is suing her department chair, college dean and the university provost, saying they discriminated against her, invaded her privacy and retaliated against her for speaking out. Tracy L. Skaer, a pharmacotherapy researcher at Spokane campus’ College of Pharmacy, is suing John...

ASWSU Senate to hold special election today

ASWSU Senate to hold special election today

FORREST HOLT and LINH NGUYEN

January 25, 2018


Filed under ASWSU, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

After multiple senators vacated their positions this academic year, ASWSU Election Board Chair Bradley Warren concurred late last week with the Judicial Board’s call for special elections, seeking to fill the empty seats for the rest of the semester.   ALL CAMPUS   A’Jenae Hardwel...

Grad students avoid cuts through backfill

Grad students avoid cuts through backfill

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under GPSA, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Graduate and professional students were able to delay the impacts of university-wide spending cuts when the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture found alternative funding to backfill their stipend reductions. In September, teaching and research assistants in the college were told their...

Community mourns student-athlete

Community mourns student-athlete

BAILEY CAMPBELL and JACKSON GARDNER

January 18, 2018


Filed under Football, News, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A single trumpeter raised his instrument to play the first pitch      of WSU’s Alma Mater and the crowd broke into song. “Washington, my Washington, the crimson and the gray,” echoed off the 14-foot Cougar statue. “’Tis the songs of memory that we sing today. When the sad hours come to...