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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Staff members are working overtime and taking extra shifts to make up for the increase in patients, said Chief Medical Officer Pete Mikkselsen.

Pullman Regional Hospital still accepting patient transfers while other facilities near capacity

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital is preparing to receive patients transferred from nearby hospitals as many medical facilities in the region are full in the wake of the omicron variant.  Like other hospitals,...

Surgical masks are currently available at the Chinook Student Center for students who want them.

KN95 mask in short supply, but more expected soon

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

With KN95 masks recommended but in short supply across town, Whitman County Public Health recommends people most at risk should get theirs first.  Although their stock is not large, the public...

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

Whitman County confirms over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases this week

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

On Tuesday, Whitman County reported 153 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the running total to 7,852.  From Jan. 18 to this Tuesday, 1,107 cases were reported in the county, according to the Whitman County...

GPSA plans to work with the YMCA of Palouse to provide childcare in the evenings.

GPSA reallocates childcare funds

CALLIE GERBER January 25, 2022

WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association will vote to reallocate childcare funds through the YMCA because evening care through WSU is no longer available. Evening childcare through WSU...

As enrollment decreases, the Board of Regents plans to increase tuition later this spring.

Board of Regents to vote on tuition hike later this spring

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Editors note: This story has been revised to accurately reflect the voting decision regarding parking rates and fines. At their meeting this week, the Board of Regents proposed a 2.5% increase in tuition...

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2022

With case numbers rising throughout Whitman County, Faculty senators expressed concern over the university's handling of COVID-19 during their meeting on Thursday. Whitman County is over 1,500 cases...

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

WSU leadership announced a series of changes to campus operations on Jan. 14, announcing that on-campus events, including WSU Athletic events, will not serve food because of the surging spread of the COVID-19...

Crimson Group in process of becoming ASWSU committee 

Crimson Group in process of becoming ASWSU committee 

SHEILA JOHNSON January 21, 2022

ASWSU senators approved to refer the Crimson Group to the Internal Committee, where they could be established as an ASWSU programming committee.  The Crimson Group is a student group under Undocumented...

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Whitman County reported 170 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the running total to 7,037 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 317 hospitalizations, according...

WSU has about 32,000 students across the whole system, so administrators want instructors to tailor their attendance policies to each class.

Instructors to continue to set own attendance guidelines, provost says

CALLIE GERBER January 20, 2022

WSU administration is continuing with the current class attendance guidelines outlined in academic regulation 72, which states that instructors decide their own absence policy.   As an accredited...

Counseling and Psychological Services began offering Telehealth during the pandemic so students who were not on campus could still access mental health resources.

More students used counseling services in fall compared to pre-pandemic semesters

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2022

Cougar Health Services saw more students last semester than non-pandemics, with mixed reactions about the first in-person classes in a year and a half.  Loren Brown, WSU Counseling and Psychological...

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2022

Whitman County reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week. The single-day number of cases broke the high three times last week, according to a Moscow-Pullman Daily News article. In...

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