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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

Whitman County reports average of seven COVID-19 cases per day

Whitman County reports average of seven COVID-19 cases per day

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor May 24, 2022

Whitman County has reported 126 cases in the past week, averaging seven cases per day, according to the Whitman County Public Health website.  The county's average number of cases has increased...

This years Springfest will be held in the Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom.

24kGoldn headlines Springfest concert on Friday

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2022

WSU’s 2022 Springfest will feature 24kGoldn as the main performer at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Compton Union Building senior ballroom. “He’s had over 300 million likes on Spotify, so he’s a pretty...

Students in the First-Gen Abroad program are traveling to Seville, Spain or Rome in May.

First-Generation Abroad returns following two-year hiatus

PUNEET BSANTI April 20, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, First-Generation Abroad returned with first-generation students leaving for Seville, Spain and Rome.  The program was put on pause because of the pandemic but was restarted...

After launching a three-year financial recovery plan in 2016, WSU President Kirk Schulz turned a $30 million deficit into a $28 million surplus for the universitys budget.

WSU staff to receive salary increase next year

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter April 20, 2022

WSU employees will receive a 2.5-3.25% salary increase effective next fiscal year. Beginning on July 1, classified staff will get a pay increase of 3.25%. Faculty, graduate assistants and administrative...

On campus, students under the age of 21 may be reported for being in the same room with drugs, even if they did not consume the substance.

Campus cannabis policies ensure federal funding, financial aid

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 14, 2022

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, WSU prohibits the use, possession, manufacture or distribution of cannabis on campus to maintain federal funding for scholarships and research.  Jill...

Cleofa Vargas was recently elected as the Carson College of Business Senator.

Number of ASWSU Senate candidates at record low

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2022

This March’s ASWSU Senate elections had a record-low number of candidates, with only six people running for office. This is considered a low number for ASWSU Senate races, said ASWSU Pro Tempore Katie...

Inflation and decreased enrollment rates, both of which are connected to the pandemic, influenced WSU’s proposal to increase tuition rates by 2.5%.

Tuition increases reflect inflation, minimum wage

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2022

WSU has increased tuition for the past five years and proposed another 2.5% increase for the 2022-23 school year. During those five years, WSU increased tuition by the maximum amount allowed by law three...

Since spring break, students have not been required to wear masks in classrooms — and faculty members cannot request that they do so.

Faculty reflect on updated masking rules, limitations in classrooms

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor March 30, 2022

The WSU Provost’s Office updated classroom COVID-19 policies March 16 to maintain a uniform policy across campus, but student participation and ventilation in labs are still concerns.  Instructors...

While some students are wary about the changes to the mask mandate, others are happy to not be wearing masks in class anymore.

WSU students express thoughts on mask mandate changes

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter March 28, 2022

Although WSU has now repealed most of its mask mandates, some students have decided to keep wearing their masks indoors. Julia Nally, sophomore elementary education major, said she did not think it...

WSU President Kirk Schulz spoke Wednesday about the universitys response to COVID-19, saying it did not receive recognition outside of higher education for the transition to online work.

President Schulz addresses staff burnout, enrollment during State of the University

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter March 23, 2022

WSU President Kirk Schulz discussed the accomplishments and challenges caused by COVID-19 in the past two years in Wednesday's State of the University Address.  COVID-19 Schulz said when COVID-19...

Another safety concern to take into account for spring break is sickness. According to Student Affairs, everyone should continue to self-monitor for COVID-19.

WSU encourages students to make smart decisions during break

HUIHUI DAI March 11, 2022

With Spring Break coming soon, WSU’s Division of Student Affairs is providing safety tips and support to students so they can stay safe. Cougar Health Services, WSU's Women*s Center, Cougar Food Pantry...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

WSU, UI offer differing approaches to removing mask mandates

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor March 10, 2022

Even though WSU has to wait a few more days to go maskless, our neighbors at University of Idaho have had the option to remain maskless since March 1. As of March 12, masks will not be required indoors...

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