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ASWSU Senators approve new member, resolution

Samantha Cruz, director of legislative affairs, said she wants to require free menstrual products in residence hall bathrooms.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to approve Jack Maloy, junior history major, as an education senator. Maloy said his first goal as senator will be to monitor the arrest rate of Black people in Pullman....

GPSA senators express importance of mental health for graduate students

The Washington State Association represents 150,000 students from 15 college campuses, said Zack Turner, WSA executive director.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the importance of mental health education and resources available to graduate students during a meeting Monday night. Graduate students believe there is a stigma surrounding...

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization with more than 700 community members, said Bobby Ryder, president of Pullman Civic Trust. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

A representative from Pullman Civic Trust asked GPSA senators for their financial support to transform the regional railroad system into walking trails.  Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer...

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

GPSA Senators discuss effects of canceled spring break, possible in-person classes

Research that impacts Native American tribes should be approved by the respective tribes, said Ken Lokensgard, assistant director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the effects not having a spring break will have on graduate students during Monday night’s meeting. Samantha Edgerton, doctoral student in history, said her group of GPSA members...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double...

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.
JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER October 19, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19...

GPSA Senators discuss ways to protect international students from possible restrictions

Kate Hellmann, director of international student and scholar advising for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the office is a resource available to all international students who face challenges.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

A proposal of new national guidelines regarding international students can limit a student’s admission into the country to two years. “I am concerned, as well, but Washington state has Democrats...

GPSA Senators approve revised legislative agenda

GPSA Senators discussed the implementation of working groups. The groups focus on the main concerns of graduate students, including healthcare, stipends and university housing.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

GPSA Senators approved their revised legislative agenda for the 2020-21 school year, which includes access to affordable housing, continued access to food pantries, development of healthcare in the community...

GPSA hopes to raise graduate student stipends

GPSA received its S&A fees. Advisory groups are discussing whether students should receive refunds.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that GPSA has received its S&A fees. It has also been corrected to state that the Evening Childcare Program is not running this semester,...

GPSA Senators talk stipends, childcare center

GPSA Senators will meet again for a GPSA Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

GPSA senators met to discuss registered student organizations, upcoming training and the Python Working Group, which focuses on a computer programming language that processes data during a meeting Monday...

WSU proposes 2.5 percent tuition increase for all students

Stacy Pearson, vice president of WSU's Finance and Administration, said 2.5 percent is the maximum amount tuition can be increased this year, as allowed by the state of Washington.
ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter June 12, 2020

WSU plans to request a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year. The increase will apply to all students, regardless of residency and undergraduate or graduate status. The only exception...

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