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WSU professor evaluates Indigenous populations’ reaction toward possible COVID-19 vaccine

As part of a panel that reviews the protocols of ongoing studies, Lonnie Nelson, associate professor at WSU’s College of Nursing, will ensure that Native American communities are accurately represented, so communities can decide how vaccines will be disseminated.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

An associate professor for WSU’s College of Nursing in Spokane is concerned with the lack of Native American representation in the ongoing trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine.  Lonnie Nelson, associate...

Group discusses discrimination against Asian Americans amid pandemic

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association are sending out electronic flyers and use their social media page to inform people of key community events. 
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association discussed combating increased discrimination against Asians because of the pandemic, as well as raising awareness of the...

Inslee imposes new COVID-19 restrictions for four weeks

Because of the rising positive COVID-19 cases in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee imposes stricter safety regulations.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 15, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The restrictions are in response to consistently increasing COVID-19 case counts, according to a press release...

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.
EMMA LEDBETTER and LOREN NEGRON November 12, 2020

Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

Pullman PD prohibits WSU football fans from tailgating, attending games in person

Football fan are not allowed to tailgate, according to a Pullman Police press release.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

The Pullman Police Department is asking WSU football fans to be responsible and support the team from their homes. No spectators are allowed in Martin Stadium and tailgating is prohibited, according...

WSU Greek organizations to host plasma drive

Beds will be available in the room for donors. No more than seven people will be in the room.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

WSU’s Interfraternity Council partnered with Vitalant to bring a plasma donation site to the Chinook Student Center this month. David Jaquish, IFC director of service, said the event will help members...

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

Parents, students rally for reopening Pullman schools

Members of the Pullman community line Grand Avenue to show support for reopening schools Monday evening.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Nearly 100 people gathered on Grand Avenue calling for the reopening of Pullman Public Schools as soon as possible, with some holding signs that read "Get Our Kids Back in School" Monday afternoon.  “Kids...

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization with more than 700 community members, said Bobby Ryder, president of Pullman Civic Trust. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

A representative from Pullman Civic Trust asked GPSA senators for their financial support to transform the regional railroad system into walking trails.  Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer...

WSU alumnus to speak about challenges first-generation students face

WSU alumnus and first-generation student Jordan Frost will be speaking at a university event about first-generation students.
LEIANNA KUNZ, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

Jordan Frost, WSU alumnus and first-generation student, considered dropping out of his master’s program because of the challenges he was facing. “I remembered that moment, and if I could go back,...

Records show WSU fraternity engaged in hazing

Alpha Sigma Phi’s new members were told to consume alcohol quickly in a parking lot near NE Terre View then run to Jack in the Box afterward.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Records show that WSU's Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity engaged in hazing during a new member activity in March, which led to its loss of recognition. The fraternity’s hazing violation is noted in the...

New tool shows rural-urban gap in COVID-19 cases

The coronavirus tracking tool helps researchers understand the gaps in rural and urban areas. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

As Whitman County reports 18 deaths from COVID-19 over the span of about one month, WSU researchers are looking to a new rural COVID-19 tracking tool to understand gaps in rural and urban areas.  Ofer...

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