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Athletic director in support of Pac-12 decision to cancel games

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said he spoke to student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all athletic compeitions for the year.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 14, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed support for the Pac-12’s decision to postpone sporting events for the year.  Chun said in a press conference on Thursday that he met with student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision.  “To have to tell them that we need to ...

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 13, 2020

WSU students may soon see more information about practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as part of a new system-wide “Cancel COVID” campaign.  Students who are interested in health communication, health promotion or spreading awareness about COVID-19 can apply to be Cancel COVID Champions online...

COVID-19 case total in Whitman County rises to 127

COVID-19 case total in Whitman County rises to 127

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 13, 2020

Whitman County received five new positive COVID-19 tests this week, raising the county’s total to 127 confirmed cases.  One male aged 30-39 years tested positive today, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. He is stable and self-isolating.  Two males aged 1-19 years tested positive Wednesday, according to a press release. Bot...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

Weekend COVID-19 cases bring Whitman County’s total to 122

Weekend COVID-19 cases bring Whitman County's total to 122

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 10, 2020

Whitman County received eight positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend, bringing the county’s total case count to 122. Seven individuals tested positive for the virus on Sunday, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the seven, five patients are male and two are female. Two males are aged 1-19 years. Three males and one female are aged...

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, ...

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