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Whitman County’s total COVID-19 cases increases to 114

Whitman County’s total COVID-19 cases increases to 114

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 7, 2020

Whitman County received 19 more reports of positive COVID-19 tests this week, which brings the county’s total case count to 114.  Nine cases were confirmed today, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the nine, seven patients are female and two are male. Two females and one male are aged 1-19 years. Four females are...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case total reaches 95

Whitman County's COVID-19 case total reaches 95

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 4, 2020

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 95.  Three females and two males tested positive Sunday, according to Sunday’s press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Two female patients are aged 60-79 years and the third is 40-59. One male patient is aged 1-19 years and the second is 20-3...

WSU’s move to distance learning will not cost less, university officials say

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, said the university is still reviewing the mandated 10 percent budget cuts.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 31, 2020

The move to remote instruction will not come with fewer expenses, WSU officials said Friday afternoon in the online COVID-19 Town Hall.  “Certainly it’s not less expensive,” WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said. “As someone who has taught courses in both remote environment and face to face, it...

Whitman County receives four new positive COVID-19 cases

Whitman County receives four new positive COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 31, 2020

Four new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 88.  Of the four patients, three are males, according to a Thursday press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Two are aged 20-39 years, and the third is aged 60-79. The fourth patient is female aged 40-59 years. They are ...

ASWSU voices concern over tuition increase following move to online classes

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen, left, said many students do not think a tuition increase is appropriate because of the switch to distance learning.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

ASWSU is disappointed the university is going forward with a 2.5 percent tuition increase following WSU’s announcement that classes will be moved online.  WSU is spending more money to move to an online format than the university would be spending for face-to-face classes, said Phil Weiler, WSU's V...

Pullman faces economic uncertainty, city finance director says

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he noticed problems with spacing between barriers and parking spots in the pop-up parking trial.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

The City of Pullman may face a 12 percent drop in revenue in the coming months, but city officials said they expected worse after months of economic slowdown.  Financial update 2020 Pullman Finance Director Mike Urban gave a presentation during Tuesday’s virtual city council meeting on the fi...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 cases rise by eight

Whitman County’s COVID-19 cases rise by eight

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 29, 2020

Eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, bringing the county’s total to 84 cases.  Two patients are males aged 1-19 and 40-59, respectively, according to a Tuesday press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. They are both stable and self-isolating.  The other two patients, one male and one female aged 60-79 years, ...

Schulz says tuition stays the same; student fees to be reevaluated

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU will not reduce tuition for any students, WSU President Kirk Schulz confirmed Friday afternoon in an online town hall.  “I would ask our Coug family to remember we’re also in the midst of a pandemic, and the university is cutting back on a lot of our expenses,” Schulz said.  WSU upd...

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes and staff safe, Chun said during a virtual press conference Friday afternoon. “We feel...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case total rises to 76

Whitman County's COVID-19 case total rises to 76

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 24, 2020

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, and one previous case was rescinded from the count. This brings Whitman County’s total to 76 cases.  Two patients are females aged 20-39 and 40-59 years, respectively, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center...

WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

WSU's Xi chapter of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority has been chartered this month. Members, from left to right: Kaitlin Srader, Isabel Walker and Hailey Crow.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority chartered WSU’s Xi chapter this month, allowing it to become a fully-fledged chapter to the sorority. Three members founded the chapter to create a support system for themselves and other Native American women.  Established in 1994, Alpha Pi Omega is the first Native Ame...

Crimson Community Grants provide emergency funding for students

Kelly Demand and her team looked through grant applications. She said they

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Nearly 800 students received funding from the Crimson Community Grant project, which distributed more than $500,000 worth of funding in partnership with BECU. Each recipient was given between $200 and $1,000.  “With your generosity, I will be able to continue my research from home,” wrote Azdren Coma...

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