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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 27, 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 are concerned not having a spring break is a loss for graduate students that use the break to c...

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 22, 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 major in pre-law political science and philosophy. "I’m definitely going to have things to do o...

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 20, 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 pandemic. ASWSU and GPSA are collecting student comments about S&A fees on social media. These comments ...

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 13, 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 and Republicans who support international students and scholars,” said Kate Hellmann, director of...

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 29, 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 and of online learning services.  Senators approved the budget for the evening childcare program, ...

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, but the WSU Children's Center is open. GPSA plans to increase student stipends and updated students ...

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 15, 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 night.  Jill Creighton, associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students, spok...

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 is professional students, as their tuition increase will vary from program to program, said Stac...

GPSA ends semester with plans for summer

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Monday night marked the last time GPSA senators will meet during the 2019-2020 school year. Senators approved a motion to contribute $5,000 per month during May, June and July for the graduate student grocery subsidy program.  “I think it’s just to be on the safe side to continue this over the summer,” ...

GPSA contributes to safety project, student grocery program

Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the campus-wide safety project will include a blue light crosswalk and blue light station.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

April 14, 2020

GPSA senators approved $10,000 to go toward a campus-wide safety project, as well as $5,000 for a student grocery-subsidy program on Monday night.  Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the safety project will include a blue light crosswalk at the intersection of NE Col...

GPSA prepares for future with COVID-19 implications

Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said his hope is for GPSA to donate money to Dissmore's to help graduate students pay for groceries.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 31, 2020

The WSU Graduate School dean addressed questions from GPSA senators about operations affected by Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.  Dean Lisa Gloss said the graduate school will extend deadlines and create alternatives to address the developing COVID-19 situation.&nbs...

Introducing GPSA candidates

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share information about themselves and ideas they would bring to the senate if elected. This was foll...

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