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Whitman County reaches 39 positive COVID-19 cases

Whitman County reaches 39 positive COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Three new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total up to 39.  Two patients are males aged 40-59 years, according to Monday’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  A third patient is a male aged 60-79 years, according to Tuesday’s press release from Whitman County EOC. He is s...

Whitman County judge releases regulations to prevent spread of COVID-19

A judge from the Whitman County Superior Court has issued a health order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while in the courtroom.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

Judge Gary Libey of the Whitman County Superior Court released safety regulations to be implemented in courtrooms to minimize possible exposure to COVID-19. The new regulations state any person who is sick or in quarantine will be unable to enter the courtroom, according to the courtroom safety order....

The Coug reopens after being closed last Thursday

The Coug reopened on Tuesday after closing last Thursday. Patrons are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 1, 2020

The Coug reopened yesterday at 11:30 a.m. after its employees were cleared of COVID-19.  The business closed last Thursday because a customer visited the business and then tested positive for COVID-19.  All employees were sent into quarantine so those working the shift during the customer...

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board members approved the budget for WSU Athletics. Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department anticipat...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

Center offers summer tutoring over Zoom

Tutors at the Academic Success and Career Center are currently helping students with their summer classes over Zoom.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The Academic Success and Career Center is hosting free tutoring on Zoom this summer for all WSU students. This is the first time summer tutoring is available to all campuses, including Global Campus, said ASCC Assistant Director Alicia Petersen.  Summer tutoring is usually held in-person on th...

Plant protein may help researchers understand drought resilience

Hollow cells in the xylem have pits that allow water to move from roots to shoots. MAP20 is a protein that helps regulate pit architecture.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

By knocking down the concentration of a protein called MAP20 in plant cells, WSU researchers determined cells with less MAP20 are less likely to recover from drought, providing insight into the function of the protein. The research delves into the vascular system of plants, which is relatively unknown...

The Coug shuts down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

The Coug will be closed indefinitely after a customer was confirmed with having COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

The Coug closed indefinitely after a customer tested positive for the virus. Lance Lijewski, social media manager of The Coug, said the business shut down operations immediately and are taking measures behind the scenes to ensure employees did not contract the virus.  The business does not ...

One new COVID-19 case; one patient hospitalized

One new COVID-19 case; one patient hospitalized

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

A woman aged 20-39 years old is the most recent person in Whitman County to test positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s case total to 36. The patient is stable and isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. A previous case has been hospitalized for complications associated with COVID-19, according to the press release. Thi...

Pullman Police to enforce mask mandate with education, warnings

Pullman Police to enforce mask mandate with education, warnings

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

A public health order from John Wiesman, Washington Secretary of Health, requires every individual in the state, starting today, to wear a face covering or receive potential penalties. Individuals who do not comply with the order could be charged with a misdemeanor under RCW 70.05.120, said Jessica ...

WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall held on Wednesday afternoon. Class sizes will not exceed 50 students, and students will have...

Researchers to create robotic system for fruit flower pollination

Manoj Karkee, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering, has worked on several projects including a robotic system that selectively prunes fruit tree branches.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

Researchers at WSU and Pennsylvania State University are collaborating to create a robotic system that will artificially pollinate fruit tree flowers due to threats to natural pollination worldwide. The robotic system will be able to detect where flowers are  using cameras and a computational s...

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