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GPSA approves new board members, budget

GPSA approves new board members, budget

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2019

GPSA held its last meeting of the school year and voted to approve new directors, the budget and a bylaw amendment. The organization had its general election recently. However, certain executive board member seats were not been filled, GPSA Vice President David Silva said. GPSA members confirmed thre...

GPSA discusses department representation issues

GPSA discusses department representation issues

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2019

The GPSA Internal Affairs Committee proposed bylaw changes in the Senate’s meeting Monday night. The committee proposed changing the word "department" to "academic unit" in the bylaws. This will redefine who can get a Senate seat so Research and Extension (R&E) students will be able to hold a ...

Researchers present work at annual showcase

Researchers present work at annual showcase

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2019

Faculty, staff and graduate and professional students from all specialties presented their research Thursday morning at the 2019 Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Exposition. The Academic Showcase had a poster session that included over 260 boards with both creative and research work. The GPSA...

GPSA discusses community standards update

GPSA discusses community standards update

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2019

GPSA senators discussed the WSU community standards process and secondary elections. They also elected a new vice president of legislative affairs. Elizabeth Peisner, interim assistant dean of students, said WSU has implemented a  new system-wide community standards process as of Jan. 7. The Office...

Complete guide for the 2019 GPSA Senate election

Complete guide for the 2019 GPSA Senate election

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen deputy news editor

March 5, 2019

The listed graduate students at WSU will fight for a seat on the GPSA Senate. Graduate and professional students can now vote online through 5 p.m. Friday. Susan Williams, GPSA director of Internal Affairs, provided all the information, including personal statements. Some statements have been edi...

GPSA presidential ticket presents plans

GPSA presidential ticket presents plans

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

March 5, 2019

The only presidential and vice presidential GPSA ticket presented their plans for the future in a meeting Monday night. GPSA senator and presidential election polls opened Monday at 7 p.m. They will close on Friday at 5 p.m. Graduate and professional students can vote at https://studentvote.wsu.e...

GPSA passes transit fee increase after ASWSU

GPSA passes transit fee increase after ASWSU

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2019

GPSA approved a 5 percent increase in student transit fees to promote alternative transportation options for students. GIESORC also presented on promoting inclusivity at WSU. Transit fee increase Other than walking and driving, the transit fee encourages students to use public transportation. Th...

GPSA lobbies for health care, financial support

GPSA lobbies for health care, financial support

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

February 4, 2019

GPSA senators brought awareness to resource limitations and lobbied for more financial support regarding graduate and professional students at the annual Coug Day at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington. Andrew Gillreath-Brown, a graduate research assistant in WSU’s Department of Anthropology, said...

Pullman 2040 wants to make community changes

Pullman 2040 wants to make community changes

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2019

Francis Benjamin, the co-chair of the Pullman 2040 committee, talked about its efforts to change and improve the Pullman community at the GPSA meeting Monday night. He said the committee had looked at people’s feedback about what they wanted for Pullman, which included a small community that was...

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2019

As the Washington State Legislature continues its session this month, GPSA has been lobbying for certain issues affecting students such as mental health. GPSA is lobbying to raise awareness about student’s needs regarding mental health services, said Josh Munroe, GPSA vice president of legislativ...

GPSA discusses possible fees for lobbying group

GPSA discusses possible fees for lobbying group

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 8, 2019

GPSA senators discussed potentially splitting the membership fee for the Washington Student Association with ASWSU for this year at Monday night’s meeting. The Washington Student Association is a lobbying group made up of Washington state universities, such as WSU. The association includes the ...

GPSA considers alternative options for UREC fees

GPSA considers alternative options for UREC fees

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2018

A proposal to let graduate students use the Chinook Student Center, budget cuts and grants were discussed at Monday night’s GPSA meeting. Student Recreation Center and Chinook access GPSA is considering a proposal to allow graduate students to pay $157 for access to their choice of the Student R...

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