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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...

President Schulz addresses graduate student questions, concerns

President Schulz addresses graduate student questions, concerns

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2018

GPSA hosted a Chat and Chew on Tuesday with WSU President Kirk Schulz that gave members the opportunity to ask questions regarding issues such as stipends and political participation. GPSA President Amir Gilmore asked how graduate students can balance graduating on time and making enough money. Schulz...

GPSA recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

GPSA recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

GPSA passed a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day and discussed recreation fees at its meeting Monday night. After WSU and the City of Pullman wrote resolutions to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, GPSA decided to do the same, Senator Jeremiah Sataraka said. “Based off of that,...

GPSA discusses university budget, stipends

GPSA discusses university budget, stipends

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2018

Students discussed the university budget, new stipend proposals and possible changes to graduate students’ access at the Chinook Student Center and University Recreation Center at a Monday night meeting for the GPSA. WSU budget Joan King, newly-retired associate vice president and chief univer...

GPSA talks voting, UREC hours, athlete mental health

GPSA talks voting, UREC hours, athlete mental health

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2018

At the GPSA meeting Monday night, members discussed mental health, University Recreation hours and voting at WSU. Guest speaker Kamie Ethridge, head coach of women’s basketball, discussed efforts to improve mental health services for student athletes. Mental health was not an issue that was talked...

New website allows students to get involved

New website allows students to get involved

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2018

A website created by GPSA, ASWSU and the Division of Student Affairs is now available to students on campus who want to try and get more involved. The goal for the website is to encourage students to approach student groups and start networking early on in their college career. “It empowers students...

Graduate students talk parking proposals

Graduate students talk parking proposals

KIRSI LUNDHAGEN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2018

At a GPSA meeting Monday night John Shaheen, director of WSU Transportation Services Services, spoke to the Senate on the strategic goals and decision-making process around transit and parking on the university campus. “A common question we often get is, why do I have to pay for parking, why doesn’t...

GPSA discusses mental health

GPSA discusses mental health

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2018

Despite reductions in Services and Activities Fees, members of GPSA said at their Monday night meeting the organization will not be significantly affected by budget cuts this year. GPSA has less money than it did last year, partly because the study center was redone, Executive Vice President David...

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