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‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I’m undocumented’

Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, helped create a bill that will provide financial support to undocumented students through low-interest loans. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

When Ana Karen Betancourt Macias introduces herself, she openly identifies herself as undocumented. “I introduce myself all the time as ‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I'm undocumented.’” Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, said. “That was to make the people in the r...

OPINION: Students need diversity education

More diversity education would help make students more aware of race issues in modern life.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked a nationwide conversation about the state of our nation, especially in regards to racial issues and discrimination. More and more people are realizing that problems with racism stem from a lack of education. Many Americans are just not educated enough on other...

Teaching advocacy organization adds new members for first time in six years

William Hall, far left, is an assistant professor for mathematics and statistics. Hall said he was recently inducted into the WSU President’s Teaching Academy.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

The WSU President’s Teaching Academy nearly doubled their membership when they admitted 27 new faculty members from six colleges and 17 departments in April, which is the first time any new members have joined since 2014. The teaching academy is an organization with members that consists of facu...

LATINX RESILIENCY

Katherine Rodela, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education, said the main takeaway from the study is that the culture and struggles people of color grew up with are what makes them strong leaders.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

From fourth grade until 12th grade, it was normal for Gregorio to pick asparagus every morning before heading to school. “It was a part of his life,” said Katherine Rodela, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education.  Gregorio grew up in the Tri-Cities living with his par...

OPINION: Don’t judge students for taking longer than four years

If you need to, take time off from school and then come back to it

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

March 30, 2020

An academic “victory lap” is the term used to describe the situation where a collegiate student takes additional terms of study beyond the typical four years that undergraduates spend at university. This action often is met with negative sentiments and students that take additional terms are ...

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

Shannon Focht, communications coordinator for Pullman Public Schools, said the school district is not prepared to speak about Senate Bill 5395, which would apply to public schools.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Legislation that would mandate sex education in Washington public schools was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk where he will decide whether to sign it into law. Senate Bill 5395 would require public schools to provide an age-appropriate sexual health education for K-12 students. Current Washington law does not require school districts t...

Bridging educational distances in prison

Anna Plemons, WSU English professor, discusses some of the benefits and challenges of education within correctional facilities on Friday afternoon at Neill Public Library.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2020

The first time Anna Plemons visited a prison an inmate’s pet bird landed on her shoulder. From then on she said when visiting a prison: always expect the unexpected. Plemons is a WSU clinical assistant professor of English who has taught creative writing to incarcerated people in prisons in seve...

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