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Residents challenge food insecurity head-on

Residents challenge food insecurity head-on

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

Community members challenge food insecurity in Washington’s most food insecure county by addressing its origins and the stigma surrounding it.  More than 37 million people in the U.S. face food insecurity, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA). Fo...

WSU urged to cease animal testing

WSU urged to cease animal testing

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2020

The animal rights organization People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to WSU President Kirk Schulz on April 1 urging the university to stop animal testing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Shalin Gala, PETA vice president of international laboratory methods, said the letter calls for WS...

WSU suspends university leadership raises

WSU suspends university leadership raises

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

WSU is freezing salaries for executive leadership to prepare for potential economic turmoil as a result of COVID-19.  The university announced this decision in an email from the Office of the President and online on its COVID-19 website.  According to the announcement, the university ...

Undergrad students may choose alternate grade system

Undergrad students may choose alternate grade system

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

Students now have the option to choose a pass/fail grading system. According to the WSU’S COVID-19 website, the deadline to choose a pass/fail grading system is June 1. The choice is made on a course‑by‑course basis.  WSU students can use the pass/fail option for UCORE and Honors cours...

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on large gatherings, WSU canceled, postponed or modified most events scheduled for the spring semester. Certain locations on campus will also be closed or will operate during shortened business hours. This article will be updated with changes to events and hours as m...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

WSU Pullman moves classes online for rest of semester, cancels Mom’s Weekend

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 13, 2020

WSU Pullman students received an email Friday morning saying classes will be held online for the rest of the semester and Mom's Weekend is canceled.  This decision only applies to WSU Pullman at this time, said Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications. Weiler sai...

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU canceled a number of university events in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on social gatherings of more than 250 people in some counties. Here is a list of canceled and postponed events as well as some that are still happening as of March 14: Canceled: Mom’s Weekend ...

Facilities address plans after break

Facilities address plans after break

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU housing and dining services as well as facilities like the Chinook and the University Recreation Center (UREC) plan to continue operations as normal after spring break.  It was announced Wednesday that WSU will move in-person classes to online formats in response to the recent COVID-19 ou...

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Election season is a time for people to reflect on their ideals and discover their alignment on the political spectrum. Although for WSU, it serves as a reminder to remain neutral. Recently, WSU’s Office of Internal Audits issued a press release reminding employees that while they are free to su...

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

WSU campus transition to online classes following spring break

EMMA LEDBETTER and JAYCE CARRAL

March 11, 2020

All five campuses on the WSU system will be transitioning face-to-face classes to online following spring break because of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement on the WSU COVID-19 website.  Phil Weiler, vice president for university marketing and communications, said universit...

COVID-19 TOWN HALL

COVID-19 TOWN HALL

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

WSU administrators held a town hall meeting to address the possibility of transitioning to online classes and ways to address race-based harassment stemming from COVID-19 on Tuesday. Bonnie de Vries, medical director of Health and Wellness Services, said there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19...

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