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WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

International students must take at least one in-person class in order to stay in the country, according to a statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. WSU will be following a hybrid model this fall, so as long as WS...

WSU amends housing policy after petition gains over 5,000 signatures

In order to be assigned a dorm, students were required to agree, in the original housing contract, to not cancel their contract even if they were not able to stay in the dorms due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Writer’s note: The comments made by Curtis Cohen and Riley, the other student quoted, were made before either student, or myself, was aware of the amendment made to the addendum.   WSU updated its housing policy, which originally told students it would not refund housing costs should the coronav...

ASWSU lays out recommendations for hazing prevention

Outgoing ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee was created in March. The committee recommends WSU officials to implement workshops and resources for victims.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee has created a list of recommendations for WSU officials to consider regarding hazing on campus.  Some of the recommendations include creating a WSU-affiliated website dedicated to hazing. The website would include a “chain of command” when reporting incident...

Senate spends remaining budget

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

The ASWSU Senate is spending approximately $25,000 on a campus-wide safety project and lamps which are used to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for students across Pullman campus. “One of our main priorities will always be keeping our students safe,” said Director of Safety Victoria Fitz...

ASWSU gives $10,000 for grocery program

Vice President Jhordin Prescott said funds for ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program would have been exhausted by April 22 if not for the additional $10,000.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 23, 2020

An additional $10,000 will be added to ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program. “We’re having an increasing number of students applying,” Vice President Jhordin Prescott said. “The pool is diminishing.” The ASWSU Senate approved the executive branch’s request for the additional $10,0...

ASWSU Senate confirms new associate justice

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said he formed a hazing policy review committee.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

The ASWSU Election Board chair will be moving to the Judicial Board as an associate justice next semester. “I had a great experience as the Election Board chair but my passion really does lie with the Judicial Board,” Election Board Chair Sarah Gorrell said. The ASWSU Senate confirmed Gorrell int...

ASWSU funds community bench

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 9, 2020

The former location of Theta Xi will see a community bench added to its green space by the end of May. “This used to be the place of Theta Xi fraternity where my dad went back in like the ‘80s,” Kathryn Fitzgerald, Bees and Trees project planner, said. “Now we have the potential to just con...

ASWSU still to celebrate Earth Month

Environmental Sustainability Chair Patrick Robichard said ESA will host an online sustainability challenge.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 2, 2020

All of the ASWSU’s Environmental Sustainability Alliance’s (ESA) planned events for Earth Month were cancelled because of COVID-19, but the virus will not stop them from celebrating the Earth and its environment. ESA Chair Patrick Robichard said the department is pivoting its celebration since t...

No stopping for ASWSU

New President Curtis Cohen and New Vice President Sean Doster look over the results of the election on Wednesday night at the Phi Kappa Sigma House. The former candidates celebrated with a speech that ended with lots of hugging and clapping for the them.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU unsure on plans after break

African Diaspora Association representatives requested funding for their Afrogala event. ADA is denied because they would have made a profit. The issue is tabled for the next meeting.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

March 12, 2020

ASWSU’s future post spring break is uncertain, said Pro Tempore Hannah Martian in Wednesday night’s senate meeting.  Martian said that there are still bills that need to be passed and resolutions that need to go through. It is unknown how many senators plan on returning from break, she said.&n...

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