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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Merrianneeta Nesbitt was a Sociology instructor and the Assistant Director of Faculty and Staff Equity Education.

Celebrating the legacy of Merrianneeta Nesbitt: ‘a powerhouse facilitator’

ALISA VOLZ, Evergreen reporter January 30, 2023

Merrianneeta Nesbitt, assistant director of the Office of Outreach and Education in Student Affairs, passed away in December after battling cancer.  Friends and family gathered in the Elson S. Floyd...

Managing editor Meghan Henry will be celebrating her graduation by travelling to France at the end of the summer.

Tu me manques déjà

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor April 28, 2022

In French it means "I miss you already," and it applies to just about everything about my time at WSU. As a freshman, one of my first professors, Peter Chilson, suggested I might enjoy writing for the...

Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan shared her experiences living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during a Foley Institute talk Tuesday afternoon.

Spokane NAACP president addresses poverty in communities of color

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor November 11, 2021

Spokane NAACP President Kiantha Duncan spoke about the politics of poverty in communities of color Tuesday afternoon at the latest Thomas S. Foley Institute event. The Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter...

Alison Saar walks patrons of the museum through her exhibit Mirror, Mirror.

Grant winners share inspiration behind BLM art

PORTIA SIMMONS October 13, 2021

The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant allows artists to create pieces reflecting the structural changes in our society enacted by the BLM movement.   These works were put on display at the beginning...

The mural is not within viewing distance of Reaney Park, which is where the celebration is held.

End Racism Now mural completion to be celebrated today

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

The completion of the End Racism Now, Black Lives Matter mural by Jiemei Lin will be celebrated by the community from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Reaney Park. Lin, WSU College of Education graphic...

Joe Hedges, foundation co-founder and WSU Department of Fine Arts assistant professor, said he hopes they will be able to have the Black Lives Matter mural finished by the end of summer.

Black Lives Matter mural hits a wall, then overcomes it

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter June 7, 2021

The Pullman Arts Foundation had three requirements for their publicly-funded Black Lives Matter mural: be located in downtown Pullman, be painted on concrete or brick and it must have the words “Black...

During public comment, local business owner Rob Ndambuki shared his experiences with racism in Pullman.

‘End Racism Now’ mural back at square one

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 24, 2021

The Pullman City Council voted 5 to 2 to approve restarting the submission process for the “End Racism Now” mural with clearer requirements for artists. Joanna Bailey, Pullman Arts Commission chair,...

The Pullman Arts Commission will recommend the “End Racism Now Black Lives Matter” mural with the rainbow background to the City Council on Feb. 23.

Pullman Arts Commission paints history with “End Racism Now” mural


The Pullman Arts Commission chose a mural design to recommend to the Pullman City Council for the “End Racism Now” project that will be painted in town later this year. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public...

Submissions for the End Racism Now mural are posted on the Pullman Arts Commission Facebook page for the public to view and vote on.

Pullman Arts Commission seeks input on End Racism Now mural

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 27, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission met Tuesday to discuss submissions for the End Racism Now mural. The mural submissions are posted on the PAC Facebook page for the public to view and vote on, said Lori Lewis,...

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,...

The art pieces displayed in fall 2021 will be different mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, drawings, digital media and photography.

WSU Museum of Art awards $2,500 to 20 Washington artists

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

The WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded 20 artists $2,500 each for their artwork depicting social justice and systemic racism. Artists in Washington were allowed to submit artwork expressing...

The mural design will depend on the artist chosen and the submissions received by the commission.

Pullman Arts Commission searches for mural artist

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor December 1, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission started a search for an artist to design a 120-by-7.5 foot mural with the theme: End Racism Now. The commission will choose an artist through a selection process, but Pullman...

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