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WSU alumnus serves as city administrator

Mike Urban began working for the City of Pullman in 2019 as director of finance and administrative services.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

For many years, Mike Urban heard the Pullman mayor’s voice echo over the loudspeakers in Martin Stadium. He did not expect to hear that same voice offer him a director position in 2019 or appoint him...

Another graduation bites the dust

“This will be my graduation,” said Jane McDonald, senior broadcast news major. “I will be proud that it is my graduation, even if it is online.”
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

The highlight of most students’ college experience is walking across the stage during graduation. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSU students will not have that experience.  Jane...

Cadets tackle in-person training during pandemic

WSU Army ROTC cadets attend in-person physical fitness training three times a week and in-person leadership labs once a week.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

For WSU Army ROTC cadets, the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop their training. The program received permission from the WSU Office of the Provost to conduct in-person physical fitness training, also...

Pullman Arts Commission seeks input on End Racism Now mural

Submissions for the End Racism Now mural are posted on the Pullman Arts Commission Facebook page for the public to view and vote on.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission met Tuesday to discuss submissions for the End Racism Now mural. The mural submissions are posted on the PAC Facebook page for the public to view and vote on, said Lori Lewis,...

Council revisits plans for ‘dependable infrastructure’ study

The city's pedestrian and bicycle usage is set to finish by fall or winter of 2021, said Kevin Gardes, Pullman public works director.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2021

The Pullman City Council approved moving forward with a consulting company to complete a study on local pedestrian and bicycle usage. In August 2018, the council decided ‘dependable infrastructure’...

City of Pullman hires first geographic information system administrator

Sam Jenkins started working as the City of Pullman's first geographic information system administrator earlier this month.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

The City of Pullman hired its first geographic information system administrator to analyze the location and distance of various properties, which are compiled into maps. GIS is a software that can record...

Submissions for art competition close Jan. 29

This year, the competition is specifically looking for submissions relating to Trevor Noah’s book “Born a Crime.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 25, 2021

The annual Art for Social Change Competition is currently looking for submissions from WSU faculty members, students and others involved in the education community.  The competition is put on by...

Company planning to open new cannabis shop

The proposed shop would be located just north of the WSU campus.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

A Western Washington company hopes to convert a Pullman car wash just north of campus into a new cannabis shop  Magic Tree Collective 206 submitted a site plan for 1505 NE Merman Drive, which...

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 23, 2021

Whitman County confirmed three new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 37. From Jan. 16-22, 91 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises Whitman...

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

WSU lobbies for funding of USDA research building on Pullman campus

WSU state lobbyist Chris Mulick said it would take about $8 million to demolish Johnson Hall.
TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumnus enters the 2021 biennial legislative session lobbying to fund the development of new buildings, including a new agricultural research facility in Pullman. Chris Mulick, WSU state lobbyist...

Second, third graders return to hybrid learning

Stephanie Bray, principal of Franklin Elementary School, said students' desks are placed 6 feet apart. Students are required to wear masks at all times.
ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Pullman elementary schools welcomed second and third graders back in the classroom via hybrid learning on Tuesday, after kindergarteners and first graders returned to school earlier this month. After...

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