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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Steam runs through one side of the underground tunnels while the electricity runs through the other side. There are over seven miles of tunnels below the WSU campus.

Campus history: The steam tunnels beneath us

CALLIE GERBER January 27, 2022

As Cougars walk on WSU’s Pullman campus, there are steam tunnels right below them that help with the communication infrastructure on campus, heating and electricity.  The steam tunnels are...

Staff members are working overtime and taking extra shifts to make up for the increase in patients, said Chief Medical Officer Pete Mikkselsen.

Pullman Regional Hospital still accepting patient transfers while other facilities near capacity

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital is preparing to receive patients transferred from nearby hospitals as many medical facilities in the region are full in the wake of the omicron variant.  Like other hospitals,...

The Presidents House is located just off Greek Row on NE Campus Street.

Pullman chancellor to take over President’s House in June

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

WSU President Kirk Schulz will be moving out of the President’s House in early June to allow newly-appointed Pullman Chancellor Elizabeth Chilton to move in.  Chilton said while the other five WSU...

Surgical masks are currently available at the Chinook Student Center for students who want them.

KN95 mask in short supply, but more expected soon

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2022

With KN95 masks recommended but in short supply across town, Whitman County Public Health recommends people most at risk should get theirs first.  Although their stock is not large, the public...

GPSA plans to work with the YMCA of Palouse to provide childcare in the evenings.

GPSA reallocates childcare funds

CALLIE GERBER January 25, 2022

WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association will vote to reallocate childcare funds through the YMCA because evening care through WSU is no longer available. Evening childcare through WSU...

Foggy conditions are expected across the Palouse until Friday.

Freezing fog may cause icy roads, low visibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor January 25, 2022

Heavy fog has descended onto the Palouse and is expected to continue through Friday, potentially creating icy roads in already low visibility conditions. Inclement weather like fog falls carries little...

Despite issues with 5G service affecting larger airports, the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect flights in and out of Pullman to be affected.

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport not affected by 5G rollout

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport does not expect the rollout of 5G networks to directly impact flights in and out of Pullman, although flights have been grounded at larger airports. As the prominent...

As enrollment decreases, the Board of Regents plans to increase tuition later this spring.

Board of Regents to vote on tuition hike later this spring

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Editors note: This story has been revised to accurately reflect the voting decision regarding parking rates and fines. At their meeting this week, the Board of Regents proposed a 2.5% increase in tuition...

Jenny Kraska, athletics postdoctoral psychology fellow, said starting this year, a session limit for counseling has been imposed for student-athletes.

Board of Regents address student-athlete mental health

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2022

One WSU staff member said during the Board of Regents meeting Thursday that mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression were higher in the spring and fall of 2020 than in previous years among...

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

Faculty Senate discusses COVID-19 response, classroom ventilation

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2022

With case numbers rising throughout Whitman County, Faculty senators expressed concern over the university's handling of COVID-19 during their meeting on Thursday. Whitman County is over 1,500 cases...

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 170 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

Whitman County reported 170 new COVID-19 cases this week, bringing the running total to 7,037 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 317 hospitalizations, according...

Facilities workers clear snow from a parking lot on campus following last weeks record snow event.

WSU snow clearers reflect on historic snowfall

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2022

WSU Facilities Services staff members have had to deal with historic snowfall this month, with much of the precipitation falling earlier than usual. Grounds department supervisor Derrick Reynolds said...

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