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Police begin enforcing COVID-19 public safety regulations

Pullman Police and WSU Police will be issuing referrals and warning to groups and individuals violating public safety regulations.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Pullman Police and WSU Police will enforce COVID-19 public safety regulations by requiring residents to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid gatherings of over 10 people, following the safety regulations set by state and local health officials. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said in a ...

Installment of solar panels to save city $10,000 a year

Pullman City Hall now has solar panels installed on its roof. The panels are estimated to last for more than 30 years.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

The City of Pullman finished the installment of solar panels for the new City Hall and Parks, Facilities and Recreation building in downtown. Kevin Gardes, City of Pullman public works director, said there has been a discussion of installing solar panels but the city needed to find a suitable site...

WSU Global Campus appoints two alumnae as first vice chancellors

Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she is a WSU alumna and has been with the university for 20 years.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Two WSU alumnae will serve as the first vice chancellors for WSU Global Campus.  Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she will also continue her current position as assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation where she hopes to see students fr...

Scholarship encourages women to enter culinary, hospitality industries

The creation of a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences endowed by the Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier represents a step forward in the agriculture industry by supporting its growth. 

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

A WSU Senior was awarded a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources Sciences endowed by the women-led organization, Les Dames d’Escoffier. Harmony Stephens, senior organic and sustainable agriculture major, is the first person to receive the new scholarship....

WSU waives fall course fees for undergraduate, graduate students

Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice president, said lab fees are waived for undergraduate science and art classes.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Student Financial Services will waive student course fees for undergraduate and graduate students for fall because of the financial impact caused by COVID-19.  Waiving course fees will help lessen the financial burden on students and parents, said Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice presid...

Local 11-year-old garners over $11,000 for Make-A-Wish

Pullman locals hold signs for their lemonade stand on Aug. 20. All of the proceeds were donated to Make-A-Wish.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

For Shay Connell, it all started with a dream to meet a Disney actress. Three years and tens of thousands of dollars later, she is helping to make other children's dreams come true, too. Shay raised over $11,000 for Make-A-Wish through her third annual lemonade stand fundraiser Aug. 20. Together with friends Jac...

WSU launches new attestation system

Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, said all individuals on WSU-owned property are expected to complete the COVID-19 attestation form.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU launched a new website to help route students, faculty and guests to a new form needed to gain entrance to all university buildings and facilities.  All individuals visiting or staying on WSU-owned property are expected to complete the COVID-19 attestation form daily, said Jill Creighton, dean of students and as...

Pullman Transit releases limited schedule

Pullman Transit is limiting routes and the number of passengers allowed on on each bus.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Students who use Pullman Transit will follow a new route schedule starting Aug. 24, but the schedule may be subject to changes because of COVID-19 restrictions. The plan is to start the semester with three express routes instead of six, said Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson. The three express...

Total COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Total COVID-19 cases continue to rise

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Thirty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County, raising the case total to 211.  Of the new cases, 10 females and three males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-six patients are aged 20-39 years; 12 are females and 14 are males. They are all stable and self-isolating.  ...

WSU Transportation Services launch parking app

A new app called Aims Mobile Pay, or AMP, is available to students, faculty and visitors parking on campus.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Transportation Services launched a new app students, staff and visitors parking on campus can use.  The app, Aims Mobile Pay, will be used along with WSU Transportation Services' current app, Way to Park. The move was spurred by the department’s desire to have easier access to the information ...

Pullman school district to start courses with distance learning

Pullman Public Schools begin instruction Aug. 26 via distance delivery. Classes will be synchronous and asynchronous.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Pullman Public Schools is moving to a distance-learning format for the start of the school year on Aug. 26, following a recommendation from the Whitman County Public Health Department.  The Whitman County Health Department will support hybrid learning or in-person learning for the school district ...

Officials urge students to follow COVID-19 restrictions after 30 individuals test positive

Officials urge students to follow COVID-19 restrictions after 30 individuals test positive

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2020

Whitman County’s confirmed COVID-19 case total reached 172 on Saturday after 30 individuals tested positive for the virus.  All 30 individuals are aged 20-39 years. Fifteen individuals are male and 15 are female, according to Saturday’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operation...

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