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Phi Delta Theta returns to WSU in August

WSU's Phi Delta Theta chapter was suspended in 2016 after allegations of misconduct. The fraternity is returning to campus in August.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Phi Delta Theta’s suspension will end Aug. 1 after being investigated in 2016 for different types of misconduct, including underage drinking. “The actions the group took weren’t representative of the values of Phi Delta Theta,” said Greg Rush, Phi Delta Theta expansion consultant. “Our response...

Five bacterial proteins could be used for vaccine in cattle

Some cattle, especially younger ones, seem to better withstand infection from a disease called anaplasmosis.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

WSU researchers investigating the bacteria Anaplasma marginale have identified five proteins that could potentially be used in a global vaccine against it. A. marginale is a tick-borne bacteria that infects red blood cells in cattle, said Kelly Brayton, professor in WSU’s Department of Veterinary Micro...

Whitman County hits 32 COVID-19 cases

Whitman County hits 32 COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A female aged 40-59 tested positive for COVID-19 on June 19, bringing Whitman County’s total number of confirmed cases to 32.  Twenty patients have recovered from the virus, while the 12 most recent patients are isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency O...

‘I feel like everything was torn away from me’

Pullman High School graduate Devon Jones did not believe the pandemic would affect her the way it did. Next year, she plans on attending Whitworth University on a full-ride academic scholarship.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

When public schools across Washington moved to virtual learning in March, the high school class of 2020 missed out on many of their last memories.  Ashlie Arrell graduated from Pullman High School on June 12 with plans of attending Spokane Falls Community College at the Pullman campus to get an associ...

GUIDE: Canceled, postponed events in Whitman County

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many local events will be canceled for this summer, while others plan for a fall date.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

As the Palouse shifts to the summer heat, people had to be creative with how they spend their time as annual events in Whitman County are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Braydon Miner moved to Pullman in late 2019. He said he was looking forward to getting more involved with local events plan...

Student-athletes return for voluntary training

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department expects most football players will return for training.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

WSU student-athletes were allowed to return to Pullman for voluntary workouts this week. In an online press conference on June 11, WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said they expected a handful of student-athletes to report for the workouts. They also expected a majority of the football players to be ...

New regulations change scope of WSU’s Title IX jurisdiction

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, said the new Title IX regulations decrease the number of complaints that are considered Title IX cases.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education’s updated Title IX regulations to narrow Title IX cases and decrease cases that would require an institution’s response. Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, discussed the new regulations during CRCI’s online forum o...

School district creates task force to manage fall reopening

Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator, said the task force is split into nine committees, each with a different focus.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

Pullman Public Schools created a task force to ensure fall reopening goes smoothly and meets all state guidelines.  The task force is made up of nine committees, each with a different focus, said Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator.  These focuses include finance ...

Virtual study abroad program reflects on cultural influence, architecture

Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design and Construction, said the virtual study abroad program helps students gain an understanding of other cultures.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

A WSU professor launched a free virtual study abroad program for students who missed out on study abroad trips due to COVID-19. Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design and Construction, said he created the program to help students gain a better understanding of other cult...

COVID-19 case count surpasses 30

COVID-19 case count surpasses 30

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 18, 2020

Two new patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total positive cases to 31.  A male aged 40-59 tested positive, according to today’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  A female aged 40-59 also tested positive Wednesday, according to a press release from the Whitman County EOC.  ...

City council adopts pool house improvements

Modifications will be made to Reaney Pool. This includes improved men’s and women’s shower stalls, as well as an accessible restroom stall.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

The Pullman Lodging Tax Advisory Committee did not approve the city council grant to make changes to Main Street, which were discussed at the last council meeting. Councilmember Pat Wright said the denial was likely due to the difficulty of maintaining the parklets during the summer.  Wright said the...

Pullman police officials outline policies, policing philosophy

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said officers attended a week-long training on use of force after the department was scrutinized for using force on a former WSU football player in 2017.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

In Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins' open letter, he wrote that he is committed to holding himself and his department accountable so the tragedy in Minneapolis will not repeat itself in Pullman. “Condemnation of unacceptable conduct by law enforcement officers is not enough,” Jenkins wrote. “Law ...

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