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Threat closes Evergreen State College after protests over race|date=June 1, 2017|accessdate=June 2, 2017}}</ref>  Additional threats were received over the weekend, and police closed the campus on June 5 until 3 p.m.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.evergreen.edu/news/post/olympia-campus-reopens-monday-june-5|title=Olympia Campus Reopens Monday, June 5|work=evergreen.edu|date=June 5, 2017|accessdate=June 6. 2017}}</ref>
 
Threat closes Evergreen State College after protests over race|date=June 1, 2017|accessdate=June 2, 2017}}</ref>  Additional threats were received over the weekend, and police closed the campus on June 5 until 3 p.m.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.evergreen.edu/news/post/olympia-campus-reopens-monday-june-5|title=Olympia Campus Reopens Monday, June 5|work=evergreen.edu|date=June 5, 2017|accessdate=June 6. 2017}}</ref>
  
In response to student protests, the President promised to hire senior administrators who are minorities and to provide great latitudes for native Americans who wish to "cook and eat Native foods in freedom."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.evergreen.edu/news/post/response-student-issues|title=Response to Student Issues|date=May 26, 2017|accessdate=June 3, 2017}}</ref>
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In response to student protests, the President promised to hire senior administrators who are minorities and to provide great latitudes for Native Americans who wish to "cook and eat Native foods in freedom."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.evergreen.edu/news/post/response-student-issues|title=Response to Student Issues|date=May 26, 2017|accessdate=June 3, 2017}}</ref>
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''The New York Times'', a far-left newspaper, supported the protestors against those in support of free speech including a liberal professor.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 18, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/18/new-york-times-sides-leftist-mob-evergreen-college/ New York Times Sides with Leftist Mob at Evergreen College]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref>
  
 
==Student body==
 
==Student body==

Revision as of 13:31, 18 June 2017

Evergreen State College
City: Olympia, Washington
Type: Public
Students: 4,089[1]
Faculty: 229[1]
Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, and Soccer[2]
Colors: Green and White
Mascot: Speedy, a Geoduck
Endowment: $8,582,189[3]
Website: www.evergreen.edu

Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts college located near Olympia, Washington.

History

The Council of Presidents of Washington State baccalaureate institutions wrote a report in 1964 stating that another college was needed in the state to balance the geographical distribution of the existing state institutions. Following further feasibility studies, the state legislature passed a law creating a new state college stipulating that the campus should be no smaller than 600 acres, making it then the largest campus in the state as well as the first public four-year college created in Washington in the 20th century. Classes started in 1971 with 1128 students. Charles J. McCann was the founding President of Evergreen until June 1977. Daniel J. Evans, who as Governor signed the legislation creating Evergreen, became President. Evans left the president's office abruptly in 1983 when he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy created by the death of Senator Henry M. Jackson.

2017 protests

Campus Clock Tower

In some past years, students staged a "Day of Absence" event where African-American students held events off campus to make the other students realize how much they contribute overall to the college. In 2017, students proposed that the white students refrain from conducting classes or events on campus as the "Day of Absence."[4] Biology Professor Bret Weinstein publicly objected to the change[4] and wrote a piece for The Wall Street Journal. The Administration told him he would not be safe on campus, so he held his class off-campus in a park. In response, African-American students demanded that Prof. Weinstein be fired. Because local law enforcement received credible threats of terrorism, the campus was completely closed on June 1 and 2.[5] Additional threats were received over the weekend, and police closed the campus on June 5 until 3 p.m.[6]

In response to student protests, the President promised to hire senior administrators who are minorities and to provide great latitudes for Native Americans who wish to "cook and eat Native foods in freedom."[7]

The New York Times, a far-left newspaper, supported the protestors against those in support of free speech including a liberal professor.[8]

Student body

The college has a 98% acceptance rate, making it one of the least selective colleges in the nation.[9] The average GPA for freshmen admitted in 2015 was 3.15. The average SAT composite (critical reading and math) score was 1084 and the average ACT composite test score was 24. The SAT writing test and subject tests are not required.[10] Twenty-six percent of the students are students of color, and 60% of students hold down a job while going to school.[11]

Famous alumni

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.evergreen.edu/institutionalresearch/factpage
  2. http://gogeoducks.com/
  3. The Evergreen State College Foundation audited financials for fiscal 2013-2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jaschik , Scott. (May 30, 2017). "Who Defines What Is Racist?", Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  5. "Threat closes Evergreen State College after protests over race", June 1, 2017. Retrieved on June 2, 2017. 
  6. Olympia Campus Reopens Monday, June 5. evergreen.edu (June 5, 2017). Retrieved on June 6. 2017.
  7. "Response to Student Issues", May 26, 2017. Retrieved on June 3, 2017. 
  8. Pollak, Joel B. (June 18, 2017). New York Times Sides with Leftist Mob at Evergreen College. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  9. US News Report
  10. http://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/requirements/freshman
  11. http://www.evergreen.edu/about/facts