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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

You may think snow has nothing to do with discussion about COVID, but the lack of communication, lack of care for safety of staff, and lack of leadership is evident with snow, and COVID, wrote one town hall commenter Thursday morning.

ED BOARD: WSU administrators ‘plow’ ahead with in-person semester, despite complaints of omicron variant, pass closures

EDITORIAL STAFF January 6, 2022

WSU administrators ended a COVID-19 Town Hall early following numerous irate complaints about starting the semester in person in the face of COVID-19 outbreaks and dangerous weather conditions. Administrators...

Leen Kawas, pictured here, got her doctorate in molecular pharmacology from WSU in 2011.

Biotech CEO placed on leave, under review for research conducted at WSU

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 18, 2021

Leen Kawas, Athira Pharma Chief Executive Officer and WSU alumna, was placed on administrative leave pending review of research she conducted during her doctoral studies at WSU.  Kawas will remain...

The panel included Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria founder and CEO, Stacey Walker, Fortive Corporation senior vice president of human resources and Nick Streuli, Washington State Governor’s Office executive director of external affairs. 

Carson College of Business hosts ‘Virtual Power Breakfast’

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen news editor June 10, 2021

The WSU Carson College of Business held a discussion on “Unexpected Outcomes: COVID-19 and Business in the Pacific Northwest” Wednesday morning.   The panel included Joe Fugere, Tutta Bella Neapolitan...

There is no predicted timeline for when a university will be selected or when work can begin because the bill is frequently being adjusted. 

WSU considered in bill for greater law enforcement transparency

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

WSU is being considered to be the university entity on a bill for transparency in law enforcement.  The Washington State Office of the Attorney General approached WSU last fall, asking it to be the...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football programs stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’


A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

The trend has been to move away from standardized tests in admission and focus on a holistic process, like considering extracurricular activities, said Paul Francis, executive director of the Washington Council of Presidents.

SAT, ACT requirements waved for incoming class of 2021

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 29, 2021

After College Board SAT tests were canceled across the country because of the pandemic, the Washington Council of Presidents worked with universities to dismiss SAT and ACT score requirements for the class...

Three fires destroyed over 80 percent of Malden and over 50 percent of the buildings in Pine City.

Malden, Pine City still asking for federal aid after devastating fires

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote a letter to recently-inaugurated President Joe Biden asking him to approve a major disaster declaration, which would provide relief for towns in Whitman County that experienced...

This year, the competition is specifically looking for submissions relating to Trevor Noah’s book “Born a Crime.

Submissions for art competition close Jan. 29

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief January 25, 2021

The annual Art for Social Change Competition is currently looking for submissions from WSU faculty members, students and others involved in the education community.  The competition is put on by...

The proposed shop would be located just north of the WSU campus.

Company planning to open new cannabis shop

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 25, 2021

A Western Washington company hopes to convert a Pullman car wash just north of campus into a new cannabis shop  Magic Tree Collective 206 submitted a site plan for 1505 NE Merman Drive, which...

Aokis newest book, “Life From Uncommon Stars,” will be released this fall.

Visiting Writers Series begins

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

The WSU Visiting Writers Series is holding its first event of the spring semester, a literary reading at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 on YouTube. Guest Ryka Aoki is a poet, author and performer. Her newest book,...

When talking about protests, Activist Bree Newsome Bass says if someone is concerned about the issue, then a truly peaceful protest would not incite violence.

Activist wants police funds resourced to social programming, housing

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 22, 2021

WSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Common Reading programs hosted an event Thursday, featuring a well-known activist.  Activist Bree Newsome Bass said she grew up in a diverse area of Columbia,...

“We want to hear the inspiring truth of our applicants,” says Marissa Verzosa, BECU senior community engagement specialist. 

Scholarships available through BECU Foundation

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

The BECU Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarships through Feb. 26.  The foundation is a nonprofit focused on providing scholarships to student members of BECU,...

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