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Letters & Opinion
 

By Erin Taylor If Fall quarter was your first here at Evergreen, you are probably familiar with the New Student Survey. The New Student Survey (NSS) is administered every two years by Evergreen’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and inquires about a wide range of subjects such as students’ after-college goals, confidence levels in their own ability to succeed in various arenas, and demographic information. Participants in the survey also had the option to write in comments and provide additional information. The NSS was sent out via email to all first time, first year students who were registered for Fall 2016 classes as well as to students who transferred to Evergreen from another institution. A total of 1,239 individuals were contacted, including students intending to study at other TESC campuses (Grays Harbor, Tacoma, Reservation-based). Out of the 1,239 contacted, 744 students responded, a response rate of 60 per...

 
Letters & Opinion
 

Please Fill Out the National College Survey You Will Get Student Submission BY SHIRA MOCH Greeners have a reputation as students who are interested and involved in the decision-making process here at Evergreen. But what if this isn’t actually true? Only 20 percent of our first year students and 28 percent of our seniors at Evergreen are providing crucial feedback the college uses to shape our education. How do I know this? The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment on campus publishes a report every two years on a national survey distributed by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, called The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This survey contacts first-year students and seniors during winter quarter at Evergreen and 500-plus other schools across the country. For some reason Greeners aren’t as involved with the survey these days, which is really a detriment to ALL of our education. Why would...

 
Campus Life
 

Initiative Measure Number 522 (I-522) is an initiative proposed in the General Election on Nov. 5. The initiative would require “most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, and seeds and seed stocks if produced using genetic engineering, as defined, to be labeled as genetically engineered when offered for retail sale”, according to the Washington State voters guide. [two_third]Foods that would not be labeled would be those that are not genetically engineered, certified organic foods, alcoholic beverages, food served in restaurants, medical food, food derived from animals that were not genetically engineered (“regardless of whether the animal has been fed any genetically engineered food”, according to the voters pamphlet), and processed foods produced using genetically engineered processing aids and enzymes (“Processed foods containing small amounts of genetically engineered materials would be exempt until July 1, 2019”, acco...

 
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For the first time in its 44-year history, The Evergreen State College will have a brand-name licensed store, Einstein Brothers Bagels. The bagel joint will be replacing the Seminar II (Sem II) Café plans to be open on September 30. “The perpetual problem with the Seminar II Café is that it was a great little coffee shop, but we are trying to use it as a place we could get more food,” said Sharon Goodman, director of Residential and Dining services. The Sem II Café, which used to be located on the bottom floor building B, has been on campus since 2004. The college had hoped that the café would be an option for evening and weekend students to grab a quick bite at, but it was unfeasible to keep the café open late. “The Sem II café has not been doing well financially,” Goodman commented. “People have not been going there for a while, so we couldn’t keep the Sem II café open past 8. Just to get coffee? That’s all you could get at the S...