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The new budget means that athletics will receive $35.6 million in external funding through general university bonds.

Board of Regents approve athletics budget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter May 8, 2021

During a meeting Friday, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve WSU Athletics' revisions to the fiscal year 2021 revised budget, the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget and a proposal...

WSU to require proof of vaccination, exemption before fall semester

WSU to require proof of vaccination, exemption before fall semester

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU students are required to submit proof of vaccination or request exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine to the university before the fall semester in order to attend in-person classes and activities on...

The university is planning for courses with over 100 students to be online.

Eighty percent of classes to be held in person next fall

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

After over a year of distance learning, WSU Pullman is opening its classrooms next fall with hopes of having 80 percent of classes in person.  WSU administration wants the maximum number of in-person...

Student Affairs plans to incorporate ASWSU leaders’ suggestions to make resources more accessible, including enhancing click and search engine optimization.

Student Affairs to ‘revamp’ websites, make student resources more available

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs plans to make it easier for students to find and access university resources in the upcoming fall semester. Earlier in the month, Student Affairs leaders met with...

Reanne Cunningham Chilton, committee member and doctoral student, said the committee gives students a chance to have a voice and speak up about issues and policies that significantly impact WSU.

WSU office looking for student committee members 

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter April 27, 2021

The WSU Office of Compliance and Civil Rights is now accepting applications for next year’s Student Feedback Committee. The committee consists of students across all WSU campuses who review and give...

Students living on the WSU Pullman campus can get a vaccine just by showing their CougarCard to Cougar Health Services, said Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of Campus Life.

WSU experts address student COVID-19 vaccine concerns 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 23, 2021

WSU hosted a student Q&A session covering frequent concerns and questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday evening. The session was held via Zoom and featured a panel of experts knowledgeable...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said appointing a chancellor for the Pullman campus would solidify the goals of OneWSU, which includes creating an integrative university experience where all campuses are working closely together. 

WSU Pullman administrators in talks to appoint chancellor

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Through OneWSU, WSU Pullman is in the process of proposing and appointing a Pullman campus chancellor, the last WSU campus to do so.  ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said appointing a chancellor for...

ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said students should not have to spend a lot of time navigating through different websites or figuring out who to contact to ask their questions.

Resource accessibility to be ‘modernized’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 20, 2021

Transferring to WSU in August 2019 was a challenge for Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare, senior neuroscience major and ASWSU senator, as she tried to navigate through the university’s set of resources. Finishing...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said decisions about requiring vaccinations will be made by the end of this semester, pending legal counsel.

Hybrid classes require ‘heavy lifting’ from WSU faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2021

WSU administrators spoke with faculty senators about the university’s COVID-19 response as fall semester approaches during the last Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. President Kirk Schulz and Provost...

Before this past weekend, contact tracers had traced COVID-19 spread to two social events that occurred around mid-February.

COVID-19 case numbers surge after steady decline

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 30, 2021

Positive COVID-19 cases among WSU students were steadily declining after March 15, but cases surged again on Saturday after WSU officials issued a letter to all students on Friday telling them to “do...

All four candidates said they will receive the COVID-19 vaccine when eligible. Election voting opens midnight Tuesday and ends at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ASWSU candidates debate mental health, COVID-19  

ABBY DAVIS and STEFFI LUDAHL March 26, 2021

ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidates answered questions regarding mental health, student fees, COVID-19 and university funding during the general debate Thursday.  Brian Patrick and...

Spencer Tull, Pullman High School senior, studied for the SAT with a group of friends. He said finding out WSU was discontinuing the test was a relief.

WSU no longer requiring SAT, ACT

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 19, 2021

When COVID-19 caused the cancelation of SAT and ACT tests across the country, Spencer Tull was one of many high schoolers left wondering how it would impact his chance of getting into college. Tull,...

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