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GPSA leaders balance school, advocacy

GPSA leaders balance school, advocacy

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

August 9, 2018

Correction: Josh Munroe's name has been updated to reflect its correct spelling. The new leaders of GPSA — Amir Gilmore, David Silva and Josh Munroe — are performing balancing acts. They are graduate students completing their dissertations, job hunters looking for workplaces after graduation and exec...

Graduate professional student leaders outline agenda

Graduate professional student leaders outline agenda

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2018

President-elect Amir Gilmore shared his final words as the vice president of the Graduate and Professional Student Association and bestowed a gavel to Vice President-elect David Silva at the year’s last GPSA Senate meeting on Monday. “It’s a privilege to give this position to David,” Gilmore...

Student leaders inaugurated

Student leaders inaugurated

BREANNE SEARING, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2018

ASWSU President-elect Savannah Rogers and Vice President-elect Tyler Parchem were officially sworn into office during the 23rd Annual Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction ceremony Tuesday. Rogers said her administration is eager to serve the WSU community by empowering students, increasing...

GPSA talks budget with Schulz

GPSA talks budget with Schulz

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2018

Graduate and professional students questioned university leadership about WSU’s spending on athletics, identity theft and technology when WSU President Kirk Schulz attended GPSA’s regular Senate meeting Monday. Schulz said he is hopeful for the next year because he is starting to become better...

Graduate student workers eligible for better dental coverage

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018

Dental care insurance for graduate student assistantships increased from 80 to 90 percent coverage, which will go into effect fall 2018. Sally Makamson, privacy and student insurance specialist at Health & Wellness Services, said the extra coverage would fund services such as preventive and diagnostic...

Grad students showcase research

Grad students showcase research

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2018

Apples may still harbor bacteria following a standard wash, but a WSU graduate student is looking into cleaner ways to package fruit. Ewa Pietrysiak, who presented her studies at the Academic Showcase and GPSA Research Expo on Thursday, stood in front of a poster with magnified images of listeria...

GPSA considers transit fee

GPSA considers transit fee

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2018

Representatives from WSU Transportation Services discussed a proposal for a 5 percent student transit fee increase at the GPSA meeting Monday. John Shaheen, director of Transportation Services, said if the proposal is not approved, the current transit service levels will be maintained. However, without...

Grads oppose PROSPER Act in DC

Grads oppose PROSPER Act in DC

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

March 22, 2018

A group of WSU graduate and professional students traveled to Washington, D.C. over spring break to lobby against a bill that could limit available loans and affect loan repayment plans. Members from the Graduate and Professional Student Association attended a national summit to advocate against the...

Grad students pass Student Media fee

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2018

Graduate and Professional Students passed a $5 fee, joining their undergraduate counterparts in financially supporting the Office of Student Media, which houses The Daily Evergreen, the Chinook yearbook and the Visitors Magazine. According to the GPSA election results, about 52 percent of the graduate...

Gilmore, Silva to lead GPSA

Gilmore, Silva to lead GPSA

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2018

Graduate and Professional students chose Amir Gilmore as GPSA president and David Silva as vice president for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday night. Gilmore and Silva ran uncontested, winning 436 of the 489 ballots cast for GPSA president and vice president. Gilmore has been a part of GPSA...

ASWSU, GPSA polls open today

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

March 6, 2018

ASWSU and the Graduate and Professional Students Association are holding president, vice president and Senate elections, as well as sending referendums to voters. Both GPSA and ASWSU voting has opened. Undergraduate students can take part in the ASWSU vote at stations in the CUB or online at studentvote.wsu.edu....

A complete guide to the GPSA Senate election

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2018

The Graduate and Professional Student Association will elect new senators this week. Graduate and professional students can vote now through 5 p.m. Thursday. All voting will be online at studentvote.wsu.edu. The following information comes from personal statements the candidates gave to GPSA. Some...

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