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Athletic director in support of Pac-12 decision to cancel games

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said he spoke to student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all athletic compeitions for the year.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 14, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed support for the Pac-12’s decision to postpone sporting events for the year.  Chun said in a press conference on Thursday that he met with student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision.  “To have to tell them that we need to ...

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

‘Cancel COVID’ campaign to educate about preventative practices

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 13, 2020

WSU students may soon see more information about practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as part of a new system-wide “Cancel COVID” campaign.  Students who are interested in health communication, health promotion or spreading awareness about COVID-19 can apply to be Cancel COVID Champions online...

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition through the rest of the calendar year. He said this does not rule out workouts and practices that can h...

WSU’s move to distance learning will not cost less, university officials say

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, said the university is still reviewing the mandated 10 percent budget cuts.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 31, 2020

The move to remote instruction will not come with fewer expenses, WSU officials said Friday afternoon in the online COVID-19 Town Hall.  “Certainly it’s not less expensive,” WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said. “As someone who has taught courses in both remote environment and face to face, it...

ASWSU voices concern over tuition increase following move to online classes

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen, left, said many students do not think a tuition increase is appropriate because of the switch to distance learning.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

ASWSU is disappointed the university is going forward with a 2.5 percent tuition increase following WSU’s announcement that classes will be moved online.  WSU is spending more money to move to an online format than the university would be spending for face-to-face classes, said Phil Weiler, WSU's V...

Pullman faces economic uncertainty, city finance director says

Councilmember Al Sorenson said he noticed problems with spacing between barriers and parking spots in the pop-up parking trial.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 29, 2020

The City of Pullman may face a 12 percent drop in revenue in the coming months, but city officials said they expected worse after months of economic slowdown.  Financial update 2020 Pullman Finance Director Mike Urban gave a presentation during Tuesday’s virtual city council meeting on the fi...

Schulz says tuition stays the same; student fees to be reevaluated

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU will not reduce tuition for any students, WSU President Kirk Schulz confirmed Friday afternoon in an online town hall.  “I would ask our Coug family to remember we’re also in the midst of a pandemic, and the university is cutting back on a lot of our expenses,” Schulz said.  WSU upd...

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

July 25, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes and staff safe, Chun said during a virtual press conference Friday afternoon. “We feel...

WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

WSU's Xi chapter of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority has been chartered this month. Members, from left to right: Kaitlin Srader, Isabel Walker and Hailey Crow.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority chartered WSU’s Xi chapter this month, allowing it to become a fully-fledged chapter to the sorority. Three members founded the chapter to create a support system for themselves and other Native American women.  Established in 1994, Alpha Pi Omega is the first Native Ame...

Crimson Community Grants provide emergency funding for students

Kelly Demand and her team looked through grant applications. She said they

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Nearly 800 students received funding from the Crimson Community Grant project, which distributed more than $500,000 worth of funding in partnership with BECU. Each recipient was given between $200 and $1,000.  “With your generosity, I will be able to continue my research from home,” wrote Azdren Coma...

Student facilities director outlines safety measures for reopening

The Student Recreation Center opened last week with safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Chinook will reopen Aug. 15.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

The Student Recreation Center implemented safety guidelines to protect students and staff upon its reopening. Everyone must wear a mask or cloth face covering to enter all indoor and outdoor facilities when social distancing cannot be maintained, according to the UREC website.  UREC Facilities Dir...

Symposium to allow quinoa enthusiasts learn from leaders in the field

There will be several presentations on different quinoa-related topics during the International Quinoa Research Symposium. The presentations will include ways to cook, grow and market quinoa.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

Within the last several years, quinoa has become a household grain after being a rather unknown crop in many parts of the world. Researchers will call more attention to the crop by sharing cutting-edge research at the second International Quinoa Research Symposium. The symposium will spotlight how quinoa cont...

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