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WSU analyzes fall survey data to plan for spring semester

The main goal of the survey was to find out what barriers students may be having with online learning.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 19, 2021

WSU sent out a survey in late September asking students about their fall experience to better understand how to help students succeed academically amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey was a...

Students return to campus with more choices for in-person classes

Campus visitors and those living in residence halls or on-campus apartments are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

A WSU professor spent her winter break setting up her lab full of industry-grade sewing machines, colorful fabrics and socially-distant tables. Manal Shaheen, apparel, merchandising, design and textiles...

WSU Libraries to recruit students for advisory board

The board will be made up of undergraduate and graduate students, including those from Global Campus, ASWSU and Multicultural Student Services.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

WSU Libraries will form a student advisory board that will provide feedback in improving library operations. The board will offer advice on WSU Libraries’ facilities and services, said Erica Nicol,...

Local hospital discusses expansion of taxing district, COVID-19 testing

WSU will collect wastewater samples to detect the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in Pullman.
ALISON PLUNKETT, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to explore expanding the hospital’s taxing district based on community input and discussed COVID-19 testing methods during their Jan. 6 meeting. Board...

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Whitman County

The county will distribute the vaccinations in phases, starting with Phase 1a. This includes high-risk workers and first responders, as well as those who work and reside in long-term care facilities.
ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter December 17, 2020

One WSU official says now is the time to “double down” on COVID-19 protective measures, as Whitman County received its first shipment of vaccines today. “We can see the light at the end of the...

WSU freshmen enrollment decreases, retention rates increase

WSU Pullman's freshmen enrollment in fall 2020 decreased by 720 students.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter December 17, 2020

Freshmen enrollment across the WSU system decreased this fall, while retention rates increased. For fall 2020, WSU had 4,040 freshmen system-wide, according to the WSU Institutional Research website....

Faculty Senate resists million-dollar commitment to athletics

Faculty Senators have been concerned about WSU paying Pac-12 annual membership fees starting in fiscal year 2022.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

WSU Faculty Senators expressed concerns during a meeting Thursday that a proposed $2 million to $3 million commitment to help resolve the Athletics budget deficit could harm academic quality.  Budget...

WSU engineering students receive $5,000 scholarships

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories awarded two WSU students with $5,000 scholarships through its recently launched scholarship program. WSU engineering students Grace Harris and Alyssa Hovenkotter...

Potential internet delays on Saturday

Any internet delays would be short: one or two seconds.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

WSU Information Technology Services will be updating the Pullman campus Wi-Fi routers from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 12. This update could cause disruptions to internet access, as well as minor delays that...

Students required to get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus in spring

Students will receive test results within 48 hours.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students coming to campus in spring will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at Beasley Coliseum.  “If students are living in a residence hall or on-campus apartment, they will be...

ASWSU Senators approve new member, resolution

Samantha Cruz, director of legislative affairs, said she wants to require free menstrual products in residence hall bathrooms.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to approve Jack Maloy, junior history major, as an education senator. Maloy said his first goal as senator will be to monitor the arrest rate of Black people in Pullman....

WSU Dining Services to close Dec. 24, reopen Jan. 4

Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Lighty Espresso Bar, and The Market at Cougar Way will operate on limited hours until Dec. 24.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU Dining Services will close down all student dining options Dec. 24 and reopen Jan. 4 with limited capacity until classes resume.  Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Lighty Espresso Bar,...

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