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WSU’s first class of medical students will graduate this spring

“We’ve been conceiving this idea for nearly four years now, to capture all of these firsts, all of these amazing moments that have occurred since the start of the medical school,” said Christina VerHeul, director of communications, marketing and strategic operations at WSU’s College of Medicine.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will graduate its first class of medical students at the end of the spring 2021 semester.  In 2017, the college’s dean welcomed the first class of students,...

WSU alumnus serves as city administrator

Mike Urban began working for the City of Pullman in 2019 as director of finance and administrative services.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

For many years, Mike Urban heard the Pullman mayor’s voice echo over the loudspeakers in Martin Stadium. He did not expect to hear that same voice offer him a director position in 2019 or appoint him...

Another graduation bites the dust

“This will be my graduation,” said Jane McDonald, senior broadcast news major. “I will be proud that it is my graduation, even if it is online.”
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

The highlight of most students’ college experience is walking across the stage during graduation. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSU students will not have that experience.  Jane...

Cadets tackle in-person training during pandemic

WSU Army ROTC cadets attend in-person physical fitness training three times a week and in-person leadership labs once a week.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

For WSU Army ROTC cadets, the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop their training. The program received permission from the WSU Office of the Provost to conduct in-person physical fitness training, also...

GPSA discusses WSU’s path to normality

GPSA senators raised concerns about first-generation college students who would miss out on their opportunity to walk at graduation during the pandemic.
TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

A faculty guest speaker addressed concerns about WSU’s system-wide virtual graduation this spring and its plan for fall 2021 during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening. WSU issued a memo to faculty...

City of Pullman hires first geographic information system administrator

Sam Jenkins started working as the City of Pullman's first geographic information system administrator earlier this month.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

The City of Pullman hired its first geographic information system administrator to analyze the location and distance of various properties, which are compiled into maps. GIS is a software that can record...

WSU alumnus’ six-year engineering project in Africa nears completion

“I think one of the biggest reasons why I’ve taken this project in Senegal so far is because it’s a great way for me to come home at the end of the day and get to use my creativity and passion,” said WSU alumnus Andrew Stephenson.
ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

What once started as a senior engineering project for a WSU alumnus grew into a years-long effort to build a school in Africa. Andrew Stephenson attended WSU from 2011-17. He said he began his freshman...

Malden still awaits federal aid, four months after fire

During Labor Day weekend, the Babb Road Fire destroyed more than 80 percent of the city of Malden. Over 100 homes were destroyed, and only 24 homes survived the fire.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

As President Joe Biden begins his first few days in office, one city in Washington eagerly awaits the financial assistance that has been sitting on former President Donald Trump’s desk since September.  During...

WSU alumna shares journey as first-gen student, millionaire in new book

Jamie Kern Lima's book “Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumna will be releasing a book next month about her journey to becoming a millionaire as a first-generation student and former waitress. Jamie Kern Lima, entrepreneur and co-founder of IT Cosmetics,...

WSU lobbies for funding of USDA research building on Pullman campus

WSU state lobbyist Chris Mulick said it would take about $8 million to demolish Johnson Hall.
TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumnus enters the 2021 biennial legislative session lobbying to fund the development of new buildings, including a new agricultural research facility in Pullman. Chris Mulick, WSU state lobbyist...

Second, third graders return to hybrid learning

Stephanie Bray, principal of Franklin Elementary School, said students' desks are placed 6 feet apart. Students are required to wear masks at all times.
ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Pullman elementary schools welcomed second and third graders back in the classroom via hybrid learning on Tuesday, after kindergarteners and first graders returned to school earlier this month. After...

ASWSU’s spring semester goals to focus on students’ mental health during pandemic

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he is working with leaders in the Student Government Council to try to reduce the $60 graduation fee.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 21, 2021

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen discussed plans to develop a portal for students to file sexual assault reports as part of his focus on students’ mental health for the spring during a meeting Wednesday. Cohen...

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