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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

Alexis Kruger, a student employee at the WSU Access Center, Tuesday, March 1, 2023.

National Disability Awareness Month begins

ALISA VOLZ, Evergreen reporter March 7, 2023

As National Disability Awareness Month comences, resources such as the Access Center continue to be available for those in need. Mark Dinges, an Access Advisor at the center said there is still a lot...

Ainsley Carpenter, undeclared freshman, was sworn in as an uncertified senator, and Beatrice Anne Obaob, undeclared freshman, was later confirmed as an administrative assistant. 

New ASWSU members share commitment to diversity, inclusivity

SHANA HUANG September 15, 2022

ASWSU confirmed two new members to the senate and administration respectively in a meeting Wednesday night.  Ainsley Carpenter, undeclared freshman, took to the podium and was later sworn in as an...

RJ Mitte plays Walter White Jr. on Breaking Bad and will discuss inclusivity in the media industry.

‘Breaking Bad’ actor will discuss inclusivity, representation of disabilities on Wednesday

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor March 22, 2022

“Breaking Bad” actor RJ Mitte will discuss inclusivity in the media industry for people of all abilities at noon on March 23 in the Compton Union Building junior ballroom. In his keynote speech,...

Domestic short-hair Milo comforts sophomore Zahra Keith when she is feeling stressed.

Emotional support animals provide comfort for students living on campus

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor February 7, 2022

Students living on campus may register pets as emotional support animals to help them with their mental health. When a student is able to register for an emotional support animal, the animal is able...

Through “Sick: A Memoir,” author Porochista Khakpour shares her journey with chronic illness.

Disability, intersectionality book club wrapping up for the semester

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2021

Part four of the WSU Access Center's disability and intersectionality book club is taking place 4-5 p.m. Thursday via Zoom.  The fall 2021 semester book is “Sick: A Memoir.” Participants were expected...

Mia Ives-Rublee, director of Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, said disability justice allows for every community to push for change.

Activist discusses difference between disability justice, rights

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 19, 2021

The WSU Access Center hosted a Disability, Justice and Inclusion event on Wednesday to discuss disability justice.  Mia Ives-Rublee, director of Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American...

Davi Kallman, awareness coordinator and access adviser at the WSU Access Center, said there are several categories of awards recognizing undergraduate, graduate, staff, faculty members and alumna.

Nominations for awards recognizing women close March 19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter March 15, 2021

The deadline to submit nominations for the WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards is 5 p.m. March 19.  The WSU President's Commission on the Status of Women is in charge of the event....

Sara Minkara went blind at 7 years old, and her mom, family and peers supported her. Now, she focuses on empowering people with disabilities.

Activist pushes to eliminate disability stigma

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 19, 2020

The founder of a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding people with disabilities spoke about normalizing disabilities and being an ally Wednesday during the last event of the Access...

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback


Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19...

Women with disabilities experience high rates of personal violence, said Stephanie Woodward, a crime victim attorney.

Violence against women with disabilities is not romantic, speaker says

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 20, 2020

The Coalition for Women Students hosted an event featuring Stephanie Woodward to discuss the increased adversity people with disabilities face daily during the pandemic.  Woodward is a crime victim...

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, will speak during the second event of WSU Access Centers series.

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2020

In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will host its second event in a series that highlights the viewpoints of people with disabilities.  The event “We...

Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin said the center’s employees will still be working in-person, but appointments will be over phone and Zoom.

Access Center open for some on-site testing

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2020

The WSU Access Center reopened for students who need specific on-site testing accommodations. The accommodations are due to the nature of their disability, said Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin. Students...

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