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Campus libraries remain closed for fall

Lockers are located outside of Holland & Terrell Libraries. Materials will be placed in the lockers for pick up.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

WSU Pullman Libraries will not have physical copies of course reserves like books, articles and movies as reserves are available in electronic formats only.  Beth Blakesley, WSU associate dean of libraries, wrote in an email that WSU Pullman libraries closed March 22.  The Holland & Terrell,...

Residence hall closed for student isolation

McEachern Residence Hall is serving as a quarantine zone for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 or return from high transmission areas.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

WSU designated the McEachern Residence Hall as a quarantine and isolation zone for students.  Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs, said the units are available to students who live on campus and need to isolate. They will face no extra housing charges...

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...

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...

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...

Fall sorority recruitment moves online

New member recruitment will take place online due to COVID-19. Recruitment guides like the Rho Gammas will be working online.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 24, 2020

WSU’s Panhellenic Council moved recruitment online due to COVID-19. The event schedule will remain the same as previous years but will be conducted online for fall.  Corissa Cruzen, PHC vice president of membership recruitment, said the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life decided all Greek com...

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

Undergraduate classes move online for fall; letter urges students not to return to campus

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 23, 2020

The WSU Pullman campus will be offering all undergraduate classes remotely with very few in-person exceptions, according to a letter WSU officials published today. WSU will announce information about graduate classes by Aug. 1.  Delivery options for class schedules will be finalized Aug. 1, said...

University officials express importance of international students feeling welcome at WSU

International students are no longer being required by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to take in-person classes at risk of deportation.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

WSU doubled down on its support for international students amidst Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s reversal of its policy to force international students to take in-person coursework or leave the country. Many universities and colleges filed lawsuits because of ICE’s guidelines, said Kate H...

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