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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

James Mattis, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from Cornell Clayton, director of Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, at Democracy at home and abroad, March 24, Bryan Hall Auditorium.

Foley Talk: Dangers of blind compromise with James Mattis

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist March 26, 2022

Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, James Mattis returned Thursday to speak in front of a packed Bryan Hall Auditorium. His presentation, "Democracy at home and...

James Mattis (right), former U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from Cornell Clayton (left), director of Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, at Democracy at home and abroad, March 24, Bryan Hall Auditorium.

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis concerned about future of democracy

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter March 26, 2022

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday, who said the U.S. needs to continue supporting Ukraine to ensure that democracy stays strong both domestically...

Russian President Vladimir Putins invasion of Ukraine raises questions about his motives.

Foley Talk: Important to address context surrounding Ukrainian-Russian war

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist February 25, 2022

Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, Thomas Preston was chosen to speak yesterday in the first in-person Foley Talk on the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict. The...

Multiple state attorney generals joined forces to conduct a multistate investigation on the family who owns Purdue, said Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Washington involved in investigation of opioid-related pharmaceutical companies

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor December 4, 2021

Washington state is taking legal action against Purdue Pharma and related parties for involvement in the current opioid epidemic. Multiple state attorney generals joined forces to conduct an investigation...

“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...

Cornell Clayton, Thomas S. Foley Institute director, prepares to speak before an event in 2019.

Foley Institute lectures return to discuss inequality

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor September 7, 2021

The Thomas S. Foley Institute’s Distinguished Lecture series is returning and will feature guest speakers discussing inequality within the U.S. and around the world throughout the fall semester.   The...

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...

Princeton University professor Kim Lane Scheppele gave a presentation on autocracies during a Thomas S. Foley event Tuesday.

Princeton professor speaks on rise of autocracies

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER March 17, 2021

A Princeton University professor spoke on the rise of autocracies and what drives the collapse of democracy worldwide during a Thomas S. Foley Institute event on YouTube Tuesday afternoon. Populism...

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...

Speaker Bruce Ackerman said he would not be surprised if Trump is voted to be disqualified from holding another office after the U.S. Capitol riots.

Yale faculty member discusses Trump, Capitol riots

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 26, 2021

A constitutional law professor from Yale outlined the legal aspects of possibly banning former President Donald Trump from running for office again during a Foley Institute event Thursday. Bruce Ackerman...

“Election officials in my last 30 years of working here have really focused on having compensating security measures in place so that when somebody criticizes something, we can show them that these processes are secure,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

State official addresses election security during Foley event

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor February 24, 2021

Secretary of State Kim Wyman discussed election interference and how increased cyber security can increase reliability of election processes during a Foley Institute event Tuesday.  Wyman is the...

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