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Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. to create a hydrogen-electric version of the ScanEagle dro...

Faculty Senate addresses spring online classes, football program

Certain classes may be offered in person, although no professors will be required to teach in person.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

WSU will hold most classes remotely next semester, WSU provost said during a Faculty Senate meeting held Thursday afternoon. One professor also made a case for removing football from the athletics department. Online Classes Smaller classes will be prioritized for in-person classes as well as cl...

WSU community standards panel to stream live

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, will host the event for professors and t...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive action against those who violate social distancing or are caught throwing large gatherings, said Phil Weiler, ...

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, will speak during the second event of WSU Access Center's series.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will host its second event in a series that highlights the viewpoints of people with disabilities.  The event “We Were There, Too: Black Disabled Voices in the Disability Revolution with Anita Cameron” will feature...

Researcher made chair of plant pathology department

André-Denis Wright, dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, said the $3 million endowment will result in reliable revenue for the college.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

A WSU plant pathology researcher will be the first to serve in the newly established Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology after his uncle gifted the WSU Foundation $3 million for wheat production research.  Tim Murray’s grandparents were Rosalie and Harold Rea Brown and the donor, ...

WSU student-athlete creates group for LGBT+ community in athletics

The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance was created by a queer student-athlete. The group hopes to create educational programs to give to athletes and coaches to help break down stigmas towards the LGBT+ community.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2020

A queer, WSU student-athlete founded an affinity group where she and other LGBT+ student-athletes come together and advocate for members in their community. The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance is important because it creates a community where LGBT+ student-athletes can share their similar strug...

Academic Success and Career Center launches career, networking series

Cougar Career Community, which is an online networking and career development session, provides students the opportunity to virtually engage and network with industry professionals.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 14, 2020

For one WSU student, networking with multiple individuals is how she landed her summer internship. “That is the No. 1 way to get a job or even to learn about an industry,” said Ella Spillane, senior marketing and international business double major. “Going to [networking events] can help you be...

Multicultural Student Services still operating, hosting events virtually

The office is working with the Multicultural Student Services mentoring program to reach out to students, said Joelle Berg, Native American Programs retention specialist.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

Programs and centers under The Office of Multicultural Student Services are still virtually accessible to WSU students of color. The office is trying to come up with programming that follows the public safety guidelines, said Stephen Bischoff, WSU director of MSS. This includes creating Zoom rooms...

Mobile healthcare unit testing for COVID-19 until Friday

Mobile healthcare unit testing for COVID-19 until Friday

BRADLEY GAMBLE and HUNTER ORCUTT

September 3, 2020

WSU officials made the announcement in July to hold classes on a virtual format in an attempt to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases. Despite those efforts, cases soared as students returned, putting Pullman on the map as a COVID-19 hotspot and prompting officials to plan testing sites around town. On...

Representatives of Washington National Guard arrive in Pullman

The number of positive COVID-19 cases has risen by over 400 since the first day of school, which is less than two weeks ago.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

The Washington National Guard is being deployed to Pullman to assist with testing WSU students as the number of COVID-19 cases in Whitman County continues to grow. Twenty-five members of the National Guard will begin testing on Sept. 8, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. Representatives...

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