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ASWSU department presents on state legislation affecting students

Bryce Regian, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs, spoke about the federal bills his office is monitoring for the upcoming legislative session. 
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The ASWSU Senate heard a presentation from Bryce Regian, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs, about the federal bills his office is monitoring for the 2021 legislative session.  “We...

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

ASWSU senators confirm MEChA co-chair

ASWSU senators  confirmed Martin Navarrete-Contreras, junior construction management major, as co-chair of MEChA.
He said he felt out of place when he transferred to the Pullman campus, and MEChA’s meetings made him feel welcome.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

ASWSU senators heard from the Environmental Sustainability Alliance about funding issues with its Green Fund, confirmed the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán co-chair and amended its bylaws in...

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double...

ASWSU keeps tech, stadium fee the same

Senators unanimously voted to keep stadium fee because it goes to debt service.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to keep the technology fee at $20 per semester and stadium fee at $25 per semester.  Senator Kathryn Carstens presented some of the projects funded by the technology...

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.
JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER October 19, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19...

Senate issues statement urging WSU to reconsider vote canceling spring break

Senators are concerned about added stress to students and Zoom fatigue if they do not have spring break next semester.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

ASWSU met to discuss various issues relating to COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, including a statement urging Faculty Senate to reconsider its decision to cancel spring break next semester. The proposed...

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

There are several different routes that can combat climate change, said Kara Whitman, instructor for WSU’s School of the Environment. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2020

The ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and TEDxWSU Countdown held an event featuring WSU faculty to discuss how climate change is impacting people locally and worldwide.  There are areas of...

ASWSU confirms two senators

The College of Education Senate seat is the last vacant position in the ASWSU Senate.
BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2020

The ASWSU Senate confirmed an all-campus senator and filled the College of Arts and Sciences position during Wednesday night’s meeting. Jelani Christopher, junior political science major, was confirmed...

ASWSU social media campaigns push for COVID-19 resources

ASWSU Senate committees have been  sending COVID-19 information out in different ways, like with the “Why I Wear a Mask” campaign.
BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

ASWSU’s social media campaigns advocating for the practice of following COVID-19 public safety regulations have reached over 4,700 people, ASWSU's Chief of Staff and Finance said during Wednesday night’s...

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