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WSDOT sets aside more than $40 million a year to fund its Pedestrian and Bicycle grant program, promoting simpler methods of transportation.

WSU plans sidewalk expansion, bridge closures

VICTORIA GIOMI July 23, 2021

WSU is planning for a few construction projects on campus, including a shared sidewalk/bike lane and possible construction on two pedestrian bridges. The shared sidewalk and bike lane construction will...

ASCC expects around 20 campus employers to register for the event.

ASCC to host student employment fair

VICTORIA GIOMI July 23, 2021

WSU’s Academic Success and Career Center is hosting a Student Employment Job Fair from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17 on Glenn Terrell Mall. Information booths for both on and off-campus employers will be set up...

The restaurant will offer a limited version of the downtown location’s menu.

Cougar Country is coming to the CUB

VICTORIA GIOMI July 21, 2021

Cougar Country Drive In is the newest dining option coming to the Compton Union Building, WSU announced Wednesday. The restaurant will offer a limited version of the downtown location’s menu, said...

Balasingam Muhunthan’s family created the B. Muhunthan Memorial Scholarship to help students continue to grow and succeed, carrying on his legacy and love of learning at WSU.

Remembering Balasingam Muhunthan

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2021

Balasingam Muhunthan, WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering chair and professor, passed away at the age of 59 on June 17. Muhunthan was born and raised in Sri Lanka, said Vishaka Muhunthan,...

Around 90 percent of people on campus need to get vaccinated to achieve some type of herd immunity.

Delta variant poses threat to fall semester

VICTORIA GIOMI July 21, 2021

The newly discovered COVID-19 Delta variant is one of students’ biggest threats as the fall semester approaches.  WSU is taking precautions for another potential outbreak of the virus, with unvaccinated...

The university has approximately 45,000 HIPAA-compliant Zoom licenses currently in use. 

WSU Zoom accounts, meetings now HIPAA compliant

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2021

All WSU Zoom accounts and meetings are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant as of July 16. The university intends to safeguard the privacy of protected health information with...

WSU Dining Services served street tacos on Wednesday on Glenn Terrell Mall. Willy Jay Tracy was the musical guest for the week.

Barbecue, live music series resumes on Terrell Mall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 16, 2021

Wednesdays on the Mall, a barbecue on Glenn Terrell Mall featuring local live musicians, returned this week for the first time since 2019.  The series continues from 11:30 a.m to 1:15 p.m. on July...

Stop Animal Explotation Now routinely obtains reports from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare concerning the use and treatment of research animals at every registered research facility in the U.S.

Watchdog organization alleges WSU research staff fabricated data, overdosed animals, violated protocols

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2021

An Ohio-based watchdog organization, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, called on WSU President Kirk Schulz to launch a full investigation into the university's animal research programs in a letter sent to...

Computer-controlled camera systems at the WSU Compact Plants Phenomics Center helped researchers capture images of plants, such as this one, to better understand photosynthetic energy conversion.

WSU researchers create computer model to understand how plants work in nature

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 12, 2021

A WSU-led research team created a computer model to understand how photosynthesis energy conversion works in plants.  “Life is not possible without energy conversion … if you die, you lose your...

This year’s plan is valid to use and available for purchase through May 7, 2022.

WSU unveils new meal plan for staff, faculty, off-campus students

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 9, 2021

A new meal plan is now available for WSU staff, faculty members and off-campus students. The Mini Meal Plan costs $250 and is non-refundable, according to the plan’s website.  Purchasing the plan...

Vaccinated students are recommended to keep their proof of vaccination available at all times because it may be needed occasionally.

Vaccination exemption applications now available

VICTORIA GIOMI July 9, 2021

Students can now submit their COVID-19 vaccination statuses and apply for exemptions on the Cougar Health Services Patient Portal for the fall semester. All students must submit proof of vaccination...

Transportation Services plans to use permit revenue to complete several projects such as filling cracks, painting, repairing parking garages, structures, and surface lots as well.

WSU Transportation Services increases parking permit rates

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 9, 2021

WSU Transportation Services plans to use revenue from increased parking permit rates to catch up on several projects delayed because of the pandemic.  The 10 percent average parking rate increase was...

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