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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

“The nation’s poorest communities paid billions of dollars each year for criminal justice fines, fees, forfeitures, jail and prison costs and much more,” said Joe Soss, Cowles chair for the study of public service at the University of Minnesota. 

Foley Institute discusses criminal justice systems targeting certain communities

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor November 18, 2021

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted a distinguished lecture on Wednesday about how the criminal justice system targets poor people within the country.  In 2015, Ferguson, Missouri, reportedly...

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, Evergreen reporter 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...

WSU professors share humanities with communities around state

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief August 27, 2021

Five WSU professors are working with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program to present various humanities topics to rural and underserved communities throughout the state.  The mission of...

The pandemic has enabled the Foley Institute to have a greater number of speakers since they no longer have to travel to the WSU campus, said Allie Figlin, student intern for the Foley Institute. 

Foley Institute maintains number of events amid pandemic  

KIARA DOYAL February 26, 2021

Although the pandemic has not affected the number of events the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service puts on, the way public educational events are hosted has changed.  Through...

Populism by itself doesnt necessarily hurt the country — but politicians misusing it can.

OPINION: Politicians shouldn’t abuse populism

HANNA YUZYUK September 16, 2020

You can be far away from politics and all of the dirty games connected to it, but you have heard at least once in your life about populism. Politicians enjoy accusing each other of being populist and...

For some people, the pineapple on pizza debate is a bloody, pitched battle of flavor combinations.

OPINION: The pineapple pizza predicament

SARAH DANIELS July 8, 2020

Gordon Ramsay already settled the debate on whether pineapple belongs on pizza: it doesn’t. However, there are still some people who swear it isn’t an abomination to pizza-kind. My biggest dislike...

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter April 17, 2020

Political scientists discussed the politics of voting in a pandemic and possible voter suppression during a Thomas S. Foley Institute online forum Thursday. Cornell Clayton, WSU Foley Institute director,...

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