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GPSA puts media fee on ballot

Student Media Outreach Coordinator Gabbie Ramos explains the proposed student media fee.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2018

A majority of Graduate and Professional Students Association senators voted to put Student Media’s $5 student fee on the ballot for the regular election next month. Gabriella Ramos, Student Media outreach coordinator, said the organization needs the fee to continue printing as a daily newspaper...

Grad students want changes to housing

Stephanie Sjoberg, GPSA Housing and Dining Board member, defended small rent increases if needed.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018

As on-campus housing rent prices increase, some graduate students worry their living conditions are not improving and that price changes will disproportionately affect certain groups. At a Graduate and Professional Students Association meeting in late January, some brought concerns to representatives...

Grad students avoid cuts through backfill

Josh Munroe, GPSA vice president of Legislative Affairs, left, and Vice President Amir Gilmore discuss cuts to teaching and research assistant stipends.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 22, 2018

Graduate and professional students were able to delay the impacts of university-wide spending cuts when the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture found alternative funding to backfill their stipend reductions. In September, teaching and research assistants in the college were told their...

GPSA hopes for a louder voice on campus

Executive Vice President of GPSA, Amir Gilmore holds a vote to pass the latest agenda at the GPSA meeting, Monday evening.

Yasmeen Wafai, Evergreen reporter

January 9, 2018

Expanding the graduate student organization, improving campus climate and holding a successful research expo are among the GPSA’s plans for the upcoming semester, President Shane Reynolds announced at the group’s first meeting of the semester. “[We’re] really trying to be proactive,” he...

Tax reform bill would disproportionately impact grad students

Tax reform bill would disproportionately impact grad students

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2017

In an effort to overhaul the tax code, Congressional Republicans have proposed categorizing tuition waivers as taxable income, a provision that would severely impact graduate students. Josh Munroe, Graduate and Professional Student Association’s vice president of Legislative Affairs, has been talking...

Grad students’ stipends reduced

WSU graduate students Amir Gilmore, right, and Josh Munroe discuss how budget cuts will affect their way of life and expenses like rent and healthcare.

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2017

Hundreds of teaching and research assistants could lose about a sixth of their incomes, raising concerns that reducing stipends could become a standard practice for the university. Early this month, about 350 teaching and research assistants in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture were...

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