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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...

Writing Center receives donation

The new location of the Writing Center in the CUE, Room 402G. Along with more staff, this room allows for more appointments to happen at once.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 26, 2020

The Graduate Student Professional Association donated $10,000 to help the WSU Graduate Writing Center secure more staffing and equipment to provide accessible hours for students. Troy Rowden, Graduate Writing Center consultant and outreach coordinator, said the writing center moved at the beginning of t...

GPSA allocates money for kids’ science day

The GPSA university affairs committee organized a mental health first aid training for graduate students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 25, 2020

A representative from the WSU Women*s Center spoke to GPSA senators about resources available for students. Senators also approved to fund $1,000 for the Kids Science and Engineering Day. Women*s Center  Iris Alatorre, WSU Women*s Center program coordinator, said the center provides free items for s...

GPSA senators make policy changes

GPSA vice president Veneice Guillory-Lacy leads the meeting on Monday evening in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 11, 2020

The Graduate School dean and the director of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation (CRCI) fielded questions from GPSA senators during a meeting on Monday. Holly Ashkannejhad, the director of CRCI, introduced new changes coming to Executive Policy 15 (EP 15), which addresses sexual misconduct, dis...

GPSA campaign applications open

The filing position is shorter this year, said Andrew Gillreath-Brown, GPSA communications chair.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

February 4, 2020

The application for the GPSA general election opened on Feb. 2.  Andrew Gillreath-Brown, GPSA communications chair, said there are about 60 senator positions and eight college representative seats open. He said students can also run for president, vice president and vice president for legislative...

GPSA unanimously confirms new president

Community Affairs Chair Jennifer Johnson is unanimously voted in as the new GPSA President on Monday in the CUB Ballroom. She has been a member of GPSA for four years.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

January 28, 2020

GPSA senators voted unanimously to confirm a new president during a meeting Jan. 27. The special nomination committee nominated WSU doctoral candidate Jennifer Johnson for the position. The committee formed in December after former GPSA president Ralph Chikhany stepped down due to personal reasons.  ...

GPSA president steps down

Former GPSA President Ralph Chikhany has been receiving treatment for the past six weeks and is doing better. Members of GPSA expressed their support of Chikhany and desire to continue their vision.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

January 13, 2020

Due to medical reasons, the GPSA president stepped down from his position on Jan. 1. “I’m not a quitter, I fight a lot and I pursued a lot but there’s just circumstances that were beyond my control,” Ralph Chikhany, former GPSA president, said. Chikhany said they made the decision over Tha...

Children’s center expands resources

Evening program uses
tablet that translates
multiple languages.

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

GPSA featured a speaker who discussed the new additions to the Washington State University Children Center's evening program during Monday night's meeting. Director of WSUCC Heather MacDermott-Havey said the main goal of the evening program is to support graduate and professional students who also...

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