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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

Jose “DJ Luvva J” Salvador Gutierrez, Jr. speaks to a youth community group.

WSU alumni leaves behind legacy to last lifetimes

LANNAN RUIZ December 9, 2021

This fall, the WSU community suffered a great loss. As a DJ, writer, radio host and more, Jose “DJ Luvva J” Salvador Gutierrez, Jr., was well known up and down I-5 and in the Coug Community. As...

Peg and Roger Johnson were married prior to their senior year at WSU. They graduated in 1969.

Legacy Cougs find love at WSU

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor December 2, 2021

A lot of people have generations of family members who attend the same college. That is exactly the case for WSU alumni Peg and Roger Johnson, who have four generations of Cougars in the family. Peg...

Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, originally majored in food science but decided to make the change to microbiology.

WSU alum researches cancer after mom was cured of disease

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor July 2, 2021

Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, is a WSU alum working in cancer research to determine new and effective therapies. Smith said she is the person who makes the calls when...

WSU alumni Tom and Linda Nihoul donated to help fund a 5,000-square foot educational and clinical space for residents.

WSU alumni donate $250,000 to PRH

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 18, 2021

WSU alumni Tom and Linda Nihoul recently donated $250,000 to Pullman Regional Hospital to help fund the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. PRH’s fundraising...

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine raised the most money for an individual organization, totaling over $337,000 from 259 gifts.

WSU Day of Giving raises over $700,000 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

The annual #CougsGive Day of Giving April 14 brought in over $700,000, a new benchmark from the previous giving average of $400,000-$450,000. The event began in 2015 as a way to raise money for the university...

CentriFLEX, an award-winning project, is a bioreactor that rapidly expands T cells for use in cancer immunotherapy, said Kitana Kaiphanliam, CentriFLEX group member and WSU chemical engineering doctoral candidate.

WSU Cougar Cage project winners continue research  

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

This past March, WSU introduced Cougar Cage, a Shark-Tank-style funding program. The program allows WSU students and faculty members to apply for one-time funding for their research projects.  Funding...

“Its been really hard on us trying to get them through school with all the expenses,” WSU parent Ginny Hundal-Halpin said. “Im a single mom, so Im trying to do what I can, but theyve had to take out quite a bit of loans to help themselves.”

Parents, students have differing opinions about student loan forgiveness

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU parents and students have mixed feelings about President Joe Biden’s proposed student loan forgiveness plan.   Biden’s plan includes canceling $10,000 in direct federal student loans....

“I think one of the biggest reasons why I’ve taken this project in Senegal so far is because it’s a great way for me to come home at the end of the day and get to use my creativity and passion,” said WSU alumnus Andrew Stephenson.

WSU alumnus’ six-year engineering project in Africa nears completion

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor January 26, 2021

What once started as a senior engineering project for a WSU alumnus grew into a years-long effort to build a school in Africa. Andrew Stephenson attended WSU from 2011-17. He said he began his freshman...

Jamie Kern Limas book “Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable will be released Feb. 23.

WSU alumna shares journey as first-gen student, millionaire in new book

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumna will be releasing a book next month about her journey to becoming a millionaire as a first-generation student and former waitress. Jamie Kern Lima, entrepreneur and co-founder of IT Cosmetics,...

Nick Delaney, chief development officer and WSU alumnus, said he wants to form relationships with other alumni.

Carson College of Business appoints alum as chief development officer

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

WSU’s Carson College of Business appointed a new chief development officer tasked with building on the college’s success by forming relationships with alumni from its online MBA program.  Nick...

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewales vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 5, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure...

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