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New rules for pass/fail class options

New rules for pass/fail class options

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...

WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Normally, when students return from spring break they expect to return to university life and for new Greek recruits, to be initiated into their house. This year was different because WSU Greek chapters have been ordered to cancel all events and maintain social distancing practices in order to pr...

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are carrying gloves, masks and eye protection. They also sometimes carry...

WSU postpones May commencement

WSU postpones May commencement

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Students received an email Wednesday morning announcing May commencement will be postponed for all WSU campuses due to restrictions on large group gatherings. Graduates will have two opportunities to celebrate commencement, according to the email.  An in-person event for WSU Pullman is tent...

Police confirm death of WSU football player

Police confirm death of WSU football player

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

The death of Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, was confirmed Wednesday morning by the Pullman Police Department.  Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Beekman, 22, passed away in Pullman. Beekman is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the WSU Athletics website.  ...

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order on Monday for all Washington residents in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Among those exempt from the order are members of the "essential workforce" in various critical areas such as healthcare, energy and communication. Inslee's ...

No stopping for ASWSU

No stopping for ASWSU

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 ...

Hospital begins to test patients for COVID-19

Hospital begins to test patients for COVID-19

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

To combat the growing threat of COVID-19, Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) opened a Triage and Testing Center for patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 on Monday. According to a press release by Megan Guido, chief marketing & community relations officer, PRH’s new testing center will be run...

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bookie will temporarily close all stores beginning on March 24 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure includes CORETECH, which is the Apple authorized campus store in Pullman. The stores are located in the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. They plan to reopen on April 6 but may...

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

WSU alerts students of positive COVID-19 tests

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

WSU students received an alert at 9 p.m. Monday night saying WSU Pullman has received “personal reports” of positive COVID-19 tests. According to the alert, there have been no official reports of positive tests at WSU.  WSU will contact people who may have been exposed to individuals who test posit...

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

Inslee announces statewide “stay-at-home” order

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a press conference Monday evening that a statewide “stay-at-home” order will be in effect for at least the next two weeks.  All gatherings and non-essential outings are prohibited, Inslee said. Going to the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office are consi...

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

Many spring events canceled, postponed in wake of COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2020

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on large gatherings, WSU canceled, postponed or modified most events scheduled for the spring semester. Certain locations on campus will also be closed or will operate during shortened business hours. This article will be updated with changes to events and hours as m...

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