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Student facilities director outlines safety measures for reopening

The Student Recreation Center opened last week with safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Chinook will reopen Aug. 15.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

The Student Recreation Center implemented safety guidelines to protect students and staff upon its reopening. Everyone must wear a mask or cloth face covering to enter all indoor and outdoor facilities when social distancing cannot be maintained, according to the UREC website.  UREC Facilities Dir...

Symposium to allow quinoa enthusiasts learn from leaders in the field

There will be several presentations on different quinoa-related topics during the International Quinoa Research Symposium. The presentations will include ways to cook, grow and market quinoa.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Within the last several years, quinoa has become a household grain after being a rather unknown crop in many parts of the world. Researchers will call more attention to the crop by sharing cutting-edge research at the second International Quinoa Research Symposium. The symposium will spotlight how quinoa cont...

Fall sorority recruitment moves online

New member recruitment will take place online due to COVID-19. Recruitment guides like the Rho Gammas will be working online.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

WSU’s Panhellenic Council moved recruitment online due to COVID-19. The event schedule will remain the same as previous years but will be conducted online for fall.  Corissa Cruzen, PHC vice president of membership recruitment, said the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life decided all Greek com...

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2020

The WSU Pullman campus will be offering all undergraduate classes remotely with very few in-person exceptions, according to a letter WSU officials published today. WSU will announce information about graduate classes by Aug. 1.  Delivery options for class schedules will be finalized Aug. 1, said...

Whitman County gains four new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County gains four new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 23, 2020

Four new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 74 cases.  One patient is a female aged 40-59 years, according to a Thursday press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and isolating.  The three other patients are males, ...

WSU librarian compiles list of anti-racist resources

The anti-racist resource guide is available online at WSU Libraries. The guide includes a list of books about race and racism.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

A WSU librarian created a resource guide of books to encourage conversation about race and racism. After the murder of George Floyd, there was a lot of self examination, both for individuals and for institutions, WSU Libraries librarian Erica Nicol said. The anti-racist resources guide was create...

WSU lab tests human samples for COVID-19

One Health Diagnostics is testing human samples for COVID-19. The lab currently tests 300 samples a day.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

A WSU lab is collaborating with private laboratory Incyte Diagnostics to test human samples for COVID-19.  One Health Diagnostics is a testing site in WSU’s Washington Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory that provides surge capacity testing for the Palouse, according to the OHD website. Surge ...

Letter from WSU officials updates faculty, staff about upcoming budget cuts

The university will implement a $37.2 million budget cut for fall due to the financial impact of COVID.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

WSU officials wrote a letter that updated faculty and staff on the upcoming school-wide budgetary cuts. The university needs to reach a state-mandated reduction of $37.2 million.  The school will not implement furloughs at this time, wrote Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and adminis...

Grant allows instructors to create affordable class materials

Grant applicants must prove that the funding will help minimize costs for students and the material created is sustainable for future use.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

The Affordable Learning Grant is awarding five WSU faculty members $4,500 to develop open educational resources for students that will lower the cost of course materials.  Rebecca Van de Vord, assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation, wrote in an email that the grant recipients a...

University officials express importance of international students feeling welcome at WSU

International students are no longer being required by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to take in-person classes at risk of deportation.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

WSU doubled down on its support for international students amidst Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s reversal of its policy to force international students to take in-person coursework or leave the country. Many universities and colleges filed lawsuits because of ICE’s guidelines, said Kate H...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case total rises to 70

Whitman County's COVID-19 case total rises to 70

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 21, 2020

Four new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 70 cases.  Three of the patients are aged 20-39 years, two male and one female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The fourth patient is a female aged 40-59 years. They are all stable and self-isolating.  Residents are reminded to ...

‘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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