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Undecided voters had few responses to presidential debates, study shows

It is difficult to say who will win the presidential election because of the low emotional response from undecided voters. The winner will depend on which candidate made a subconscious impact on undecided voters.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2020

A study found that voters supporting President Donald Trump had stronger emotional responses to the presidential debates than undecided voters and supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump voters had an intense response when the presidential candidates were attacking each other, s...

Honors College hosts president, provost for virtual town hall

WSU will implement Workday for payroll, human resources and other finance management by Jan. 1.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz and Provost Elizabeth Chilton spoke about the university’s budget at an Honors College virtual town hall on Thursday. In the 2017 fiscal year, WSU has had a $30 million deficit. The university now has almost $30 million in surplus, Schulz said.  Fiscal discipline all...

Sport management students to host drive-in movie for Pullman community

“Kicking & Screaming,” starring Will Ferrell, will be shown Nov. 6 outside of the Evangelical Free Church of the Palouse. Tickets cost $20 per car.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 30, 2020

A group of sport management students are hosting a drive-in movie as part of their capstone class. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Action Center’s food bank. “Having volunteered at the Community Action Center, I know a lot of the good that they do,” said Ryan Ngo, senior sport ...

Playing in an empty stadium

This year’s football season will reduce the number of people in the stands of Martin Stadium from over 30,000 to just a handful. As of now, it has yet to be decided if close friends and family will be allowed to attend games.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Cougar football will be returning to Martin Stadium on Nov. 14, but it is going to look a lot different. Instead of playing in front of 30,000-plus fans jam-packed into the stadium, the players will be performing in front of largely empty seats. When the Pac-12 announced the return of the football season, it ...

Parking lots close on campus

WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

WSU has closed off parking lots and decreased snow maintenance around campus to save money. WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane for the fall and...

ASWSU senators confirm MEChA co-chair

ASWSU senators  confirmed Martin Navarrete-Contreras, junior construction management major, as co-chair of MEChA.
He said he felt out of place when he transferred to the Pullman campus, and MEChA’s meetings made him feel welcome.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

ASWSU senators heard from the Environmental Sustainability Alliance about funding issues with its Green Fund, confirmed the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán co-chair and amended its bylaws in a meeting on Wednesday. Confirmation ASWSU senators unanimously voted to confirm Martin Navarret...

Board to decide school reopening next month

One teacher is worried that students will not be able to follow safety measures like social distancing, while other teachers are advocating for hybrid learning for students.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Pullman Public School board members did not set a date for the reopening of grades K-5 during a board meeting on Wednesday, but expect to propose a start date during the next board meeting on Nov. 11.  Schools will not open before Nov. 9, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman Schools. The bo...

Greek, congregate housing under new guidance

Recently-introduced housing guidelines mandate that bedrooms should have no more than two people in them at any given time, and communal spaces should have no more than five people.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidelines for Greek and congregate housing at institutions of higher education, limiting the number of people allowed to live in a unit because of COVID-19. The guidance went into effect Oct. 20. “The governor is concerned about increases in positive cases, ...

Alumni discuss BLM protest coverage

KHQ news producer said reporters must be mindful of word choice when writing about the Black Lives Matter movement.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Recent Edward R. Murrow College of Communication graduates discussed their experiences reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement during a speaker series on Wednesday. It is white people's responsibility to find solutions to end white supremacy, said Kelsey Jones, Shriver Housing navigator at Neighborhood...

Political comedy relies on the truth, WSU alumnus says

The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus and former field producer for

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

Political comedy is only funny when a speaker and their audience agree on the factual truths.  The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus, writer, director and former field producer for "The Daily Show," during an event Tuesday evening. The tr...

WSU announces virtual fall commencement

WSU is using a platform called StageClip for the commencement ceremony, which will show the name, degree, photo, quote and an optional short video message for each student.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

Fall commencement will be held virtually on Dec. 12 for students in all WSU campuses.  This semester’s online program will more closely resemble the traditional commencement ceremony than the event in May, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. The virtual celebration in Ma...

Professor to speak about dismantling racism

Using the viewpoints of medicine and academia can help people begin to understand the full spectrum of racism, said Thabiti Lewis, English professor and interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at WSU Vancouver. 

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2020

A WSU Vancouver professor will discuss how racism affects the field of medicine at an event 11 a.m. Oct. 29. The event “Dismantling Racism: The Game of Change” is part of an ongoing series hosted by WSU Tri-Cities. It will provide viewers with tools to approach systemic racism.   The wor...

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