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New regent to focus on learning his role before taking action

John Schoettler, vice president for Global Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon and member of the WSU Board of Regents, said his prior job experience will help him in his new role as regent.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

A WSU alumnus and Amazon executive has been appointed to the university’s Board of Regents. John Schoettler, vice president for Global Real Estate and Facilities at Amazon, was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Inslee. He started his appointment July 1. "I think that Washington State Univ...

Another COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

Another COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news reporter

July 14, 2020

Another person tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total to 53.  The patient is female aged 20-39, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and self-isolating.  Of the 53 patients, 46 are recovered and the remaining seven are stable and self-...

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 Housing residents face cable outage

WSU Housing residents lost access to cable, HBO GO and streaming services on June 30. WSU Housing sent out an email to residents briefing them about the situation, but some say they never received that email.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

On-campus residents have been experiencing a cable outage since June 30. They do not have cable, HBO GO or streaming TV. However, they do have access to PAC-12 streaming because it is independent of the cable contract. WSU Housing is transitioning to a new cable service provider and expected it to be...

WSU implements freeze on non-essential contracts, discretionary purchases

Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze will help staff prepare for funding reductions and offers some financial flexibility.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

WSU has placed an immediate freeze on all non-essential contracts and discretionary purchases of equipment and software to compensate for a 10 percent reduction in funds. Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze works as a tool to help staff prepare for fu...

Whitman County’s positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

Whitman County's positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news reporter

July 13, 2020

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 52 cases.  Two patients are aged 1-19 years; one is male and the other is female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The third patient is a male aged 20-39 years. All t...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

Lauren McCluskey Foundation hires new executive director

Linda Mittelhammer, executive director of the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, said she thinks the McCluskeys approached her for the job because they know how much she cares about the foundation's cause.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

A close family friend and longtime volunteer has been hired as the first executive director for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation.  Volunteers have been keeping the foundation running, but with large numbers of donations and interested volunteers, they needed an executive director to help manage the work,...

‘This will help … people to develop a stronger sense of self’

Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

‘ICU SUPER COUG’: Retired show cat recovering from brain surgery

HoneyBee's owner Molly Mansfield said the surgical team gave HoneyBee a bandana that says “ICU SUPER COUG.”

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

HoneyBee, a 10-year-old retired purebred Maine Coon show cat, sat comfortably in her owners’ car on June 11 with an “ICU SUPER COUG” bandana around her neck. This was the same day HoneyBee was discharged from WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital after undergoing brain surgery, which she is now...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 10, 2020

Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 49.  Both patients are male, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. One patient is aged 20-39 years, and the other is aged 40-59. Both patients are stable and isolating at home.  Of t...

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