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City Council discusses Pullman reopening

Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman County are backing the application for transitioning Whitman County to Phase 2.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Councilmembers addressed the effects of COVID-19 on the city and the possibility of Pullman moving to Phase 2 of reopening during the city council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Glenn Johnson said the Whitman County Health Department, Whitman County commissioners, and mayors of each city within Whitman C...

Moscow peaceful protesters call for an end to stay-at-home order

Protestors hold signs reading

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

A white van with the words “CRUSH COVID” written on its windows parked outside Moscow City Hall as part of a demonstration against Idaho’s statewide stay-home order.  Around 100 people gathered in front of the building for the “Liberate Moscow Peaceful Protest” around 6 p.m. on Monday. ...

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

Political scientists discussed the politics of voting in a pandemic and possible voter suppression during a Thomas S. Foley Institute online forum Thursday. Cornell Clayton, WSU Foley Institute director, said recent Wisconsin elections presented both technical and political challenges posed by the ...

Second provost candidate presents to university community

Julie Kmec, co-chair of the Provost search committee, discusses how the search guidelines for a new provost are constantly being adapted to fit the needs of the university on Monday evening in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

The second presentation during WSU’s provost search featured a variety of color-coordinated maps from a geography professor seeking to become the university’s next provost. “As a geographer I felt I had to throw in at least one or two maps in,” provost candidate Robert McMaster said. M...

New rules for pass/fail class options

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales says the university is working on reimbursement for RDA and all residence and dining halls will remain open.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

No stopping for ASWSU

New President Curtis Cohen and New Vice President Sean Doster look over the results of the election on Wednesday night at the Phi Kappa Sigma House. The former candidates celebrated with a speech that ended with lots of hugging and clapping for the them.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

Hannah Martian, senior sports management major and ASWSU pro tempore and education senator, said the university’s rules are fair for maintaining a neutral campus and they still allow freedom of speech.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Election season is a time for people to reflect on their ideals and discover their alignment on the political spectrum. Although for WSU, it serves as a reminder to remain neutral. Recently, WSU’s Office of Internal Audits issued a press release reminding employees that while they are free to su...

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

Shannon Focht, communications coordinator for Pullman Public Schools, said the school district is not prepared to speak about Senate Bill 5395, which would apply to public schools.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Legislation that would mandate sex education in Washington public schools was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk where he will decide whether to sign it into law. Senate Bill 5395 would require public schools to provide an age-appropriate sexual health education for K-12 students. Current Washington law does not require school districts t...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal hug and cry after they received a phone call from ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas telling them the results of the election. They lost 891 to 1,208.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal lost the ASWSU election for President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “It sucks,” Waddill said. “I hope that Curtis [Cohen] and Sean [Doster] do everything that they have said.” Waddill and Velez-Fucal lost by a vote of 891 to 1...

Council discusses economic development

Jennifer Hackman discusses zones of industrial and residential development throughout Pullman on Tuesday night at Pullman City Hall.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

The Pullman City Council discussed Pullman’s economic developments and the health department’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus at its meeting Tuesday. Jennifer Hackman, Pullman economic development manager, said there is some seasonality to Pullman’s economy because of the large percentag...

Introducing GPSA candidates

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share information about themselves and ideas they would bring to the senate if elected. This was foll...

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