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Diamond E.B. Porter posing for a headshot.

WSU professor-game developer makes games representing Black culture


Diamond E.B. Porter, game designer and WSU College of Arts and Science assistant professor, creates digital media that represents Black culture, something she never had growing up. Porter centers her...

A student walks past Heald Hall on April 4.

Facilities Services plans for Heald Hall demolition

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor April 5, 2022

WSU Facilities Services received the go-ahead to start planning Heald Hall’s demolition and the building that will replace it.   Heald Hall, known as the biological sciences building, houses...

WSU Foundation previously ran a fundraising campaign from July 2006 to June 2015.

WSU Foundation planning 10-year fundraiser

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2021

WSU Foundation is in the early planning phase for its 10-year fundraising campaign. The foundation began to work on the campaign approximately 18 months to two years ago, but the planning process slowed...

Erica Crespi, principal investigator for the grant and biology associate professor, said the grant was submitted two years ago and approved last year.

Grant to fund renovations, aquatic research projects

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor December 2, 2021

WSU researchers received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust that will fund Eastlick Hall renovations, including a new aquatic research facility and the installation of aquatic phenomics system...

Fear falls into two categories: innate and learned.

Slight explanation of evolutionary fear

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

Fear, like all emotions, developed in human brains at some point during evolution. Fear is beneficial to the survival of individuals and groups. The general evolutionary perspective of fear is to detect...

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

Todd Butler, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recognized student and staff accomplishments that were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic during a Tuesday Town Hall.

CAS honors awards canceled because of COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief October 27, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences held its first all-college meeting on Tuesday in the Bryan Hall Theater where students and staff were honored for their accomplishments.  Between March 2020 and August...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall Tuesday afternoon that WSU requested $10 million from the state legislature to fund salary increases for faculty and staff.

Faculty COVID-19 testing limited by resources, administrators say

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2021

WSU officials announced that a national supply chain issue caused limited access to faculty COVID-19 testing. WSU could ramp up testing overnight if not for this shortage, said WSU President Kirk Schulz....

Todd Butler started as a professor of English renaissance literature and later became the head of the English department.

Todd Butler becomes dean of WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 17, 2021

Former Interim Dean Todd Butler has recently taken on the position of dean of WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Butler began working at WSU 18 years ago. He said he wanted something bigger...

Todd Butler, associate dean of faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, will begin his term as interim dean Jan. 1.

College of Arts and Sciences appoints interim dean

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A WSU faculty member of 17 years will act as the interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences starting Jan. 1. Todd Butler, associate dean of faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, said he...

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