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Student leaders, state organization encourage student voter registration

Students can have a big impact politically, which can influence things going on in their lives, said Zack Turner, executive director of the Washington Student Association.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

ASWSU, Young Democrats and the Washington Student Association are encouraging student voter registration using social media and a voter engagement hub. Voting is important because it is how politicians are chosen, Young Democrats President Duncan Thomson said. There is a direct impact for residen...

ASWSU, Greek Life talk COVID-19 responses

ASWSU Vice President Sean Doster said people should speak out when they witness a behavior that breaks COVID-19 safety guidelines.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

ASWSU and Greek Life representatives spoke about their responses to COVID-19 at a student leader panel Thursday evening. The most important aspect in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is speaking up, said ASWSU Vice President Sean Doster. People should encourage standing up and speaking out when a be...

ASWSU plans to increase voter registration

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said the executive team wants to provide resources for students so they know what to do if they contract COVID-19.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

ASWSU members spoke about their plans for increasing voter registration and communicating information about COVID-19 to students during the Senate’s Wednesday night meeting. The legislative affairs team has been working to increase voter registration through various campaigns, said Alexandra Donnici, ...

ASWSU event to include student leader panel, Q&A

Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Committee, said the goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

ASWSU is hosting a panel and Q&A with student leaders from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 24 on Youtube and Zoom.  The goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19, said Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Comm...

WSU Board of Regents approves financial plan

The university expects a revenue loss of $54.4 million, assuming WSU plays football, during the 2021 fiscal year. WSU will fully repay the debt over a maximum period of 10 years.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved a financial plan for the university during its virtual meeting on Friday. WSU will not take out more than $30 million in loans. The money will go toward the $54.4 million revenue loss that is expected to occur, assuming WSU plays football, during the 2021 fiscal ...

ASWSU Senate appoints communications senator

The ASWSU communications team has been working on the “Why I Wear a Mask” campaign to inform students about COVID-19.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

The ASWSU Senate filled the communication position and confirmed the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition chair during Wednesday night’s meeting. The Senate confirmed Bailey Halpin, senior human resource management major and current president of the APASC, as the organization's chair. Ha...

Gov. Jay Inslee visits campus, discusses COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee walks out of the CUB following his meeting with WSU administration, including President Kirk Schulz, on Thursday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee met with university, community and student leaders Thursday at the Compton Union Building to discuss Pullman’s increased COVID-19 case count and WSU’s response to the pandemic. WSU is learning lessons about how to operate during a pandemic that can be applied statewide, such a...

Senate confirms administrative assistant

Amanpreet Chhokar, senior finance and marketing double major, was confirmed as the senate’s administrative assistant during Wednesday’s meeting.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

ASWSU confirmed the senate’s administrative assistant during the Wednesday night meeting. Amanpreet Chhokar, senior finance and marketing double major, was confirmed as the senate’s administrative assistant after presenting to the senate. In her presentation, Chhokar said she held a variety...

ASWSU Senators meet with WSU Transportation Services officials

Clara Ehinger and Sophia Daigle were sworn in as freshmen delegates and Tania Hernandez as senator. Senator Jocelyn Granados announced she was stepping down as senator.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Officials from WSU Transportation Services introduced themselves to ASWSU and explained ways students can get involved with the department during Wednesday night’s meeting. John Shaheen, WSU Transportation Services director, introduced himself and his colleagues to the senate. “Our operation...

ASWSU confirms new senator, director

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said she wants to see Jenna Fitzgerald, director of diversity inclusion and veterans affairs, create a plan that will encourage diversity.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

ASWSU returned for the first session of the year Wednesday night over Zoom and confirmed three students to legislative positions and another as director of diversity, inclusion and veterans affairs. Jenna Fitzgerald, junior philosophy major, was confirmed as the director of diversity, inclusion and...

ASWSU voices concern over tuition increase following move to online classes

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen, left, said many students do not think a tuition increase is appropriate because of the switch to distance learning.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

ASWSU is disappointed the university is going forward with a 2.5 percent tuition increase following WSU’s announcement that classes will be moved online.  WSU is spending more money to move to an online format than the university would be spending for face-to-face classes, said Phil Weiler, WSU's V...

‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I’m undocumented’

Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, helped create a bill that will provide financial support to undocumented students through low-interest loans. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

When Ana Karen Betancourt Macias introduces herself, she openly identifies herself as undocumented. “I introduce myself all the time as ‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I'm undocumented.’” Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, said. “That was to make the people in the r...

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