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WSU administration discloses more details about fall classes

Courses will be taught in a mixture of face-to-face instruction, distance learning and online. Students are encouraged to develop their personal methods of organization to prepare for fall.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Fall instruction will incorporate different types of teaching models, and students will be expected to follow specific classroom protocols to ensure the safety of other students and instructors.  “These are evolving. We monitor the public health situation constantly,” said Mary Wack, vice provos...

WSU to place disinfectant in classes, common areas during fall

Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said disinfectant will be placed in every classroom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Disinfectants will be provided to WSU departments for free to prepare for fall.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of WSU Environmental Health and Safety, said each classroom will have two containers of Alpha HP, one container of disinfectant for electronics and Cougar Clean hand sanitizer. The d...

Tortoise saved after being run over, left for dead

Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco, holds Terri the tortoise. Terri's shell was injured after getting run over, and she is still recovering.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

When an engaged couple saw a tortoise with part of her shell missing, they may not have known much about tortoises, but they knew they had to help her. Kyley Ackerson, aquatic pet specialist for Petco, said she and her fiance drove over two hours to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the closest pl...

Lauren McCluskey Foundation hires new executive director

Linda Mittelhammer, executive director of the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, said she thinks the McCluskeys approached her for the job because they know how much she cares about the foundation's cause.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

A close family friend and longtime volunteer has been hired as the first executive director for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation.  Volunteers have been keeping the foundation running, but with large numbers of donations and interested volunteers, they needed an executive director to help manage the work,...

‘ICU SUPER COUG’: Retired show cat recovering from brain surgery

HoneyBee's owner Molly Mansfield said the surgical team gave HoneyBee a bandana that says “ICU SUPER COUG.”

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

HoneyBee, a 10-year-old retired purebred Maine Coon show cat, sat comfortably in her owners’ car on June 11 with an “ICU SUPER COUG” bandana around her neck. This was the same day HoneyBee was discharged from WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital after undergoing brain surgery, which she is now...

WSU amends housing policy after petition gains over 5,000 signatures

In order to be assigned a dorm, students were required to agree, in the original housing contract, to not cancel their contract even if they were not able to stay in the dorms due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Writer’s note: The comments made by Curtis Cohen and Riley, the other student quoted, were made before either student, or myself, was aware of the amendment made to the addendum.   WSU updated its housing policy, which originally told students it would not refund housing costs should the coronav...

WSU requires employees to complete daily attestation form

The attestation form is available on MyWSU, and it must be be filled out each time before an employee comes to work even if they are working multiple days in a row.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

WSU is requiring all employees to complete a COVID-19 Attestation Form before coming into work. The form can be found on MyWSU and has to be filled out each time before an employee comes into work, even if they are working multiple days in a row, according to the Human Resource Services website. ...

Pullman Transit releases safety rules to be implemented Monday

Pullman Transit is limiting the amount of passengers allowed on buses to 10-12. Passengers must also sit only in designated areas.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

Pullman Transit announced new rules promoting social distancing that will take effect July 6. Buses will be limited to 10 passengers, according to a document listing the new guidelines. In cases where family members or couples are traveling together, 12 passengers is the maximum. Passengers must sit in d...

Local BLM activists, police chief respond to memo about march for racial equality

The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter organized a protest on June 12. The Pullman Police Chief issued a memo about the demonstration.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2020

A local Black Lives Matter group criticized a memo by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, stating it mischaracterized the organization and discouraged people from attending its march on June 12. The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter sent a letter to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 18 clarifyin...

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board members approved the budget for WSU Athletics. Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department anticipat...

Center offers summer tutoring over Zoom

Tutors at the Academic Success and Career Center are currently helping students with their summer classes over Zoom.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The Academic Success and Career Center is hosting free tutoring on Zoom this summer for all WSU students. This is the first time summer tutoring is available to all campuses, including Global Campus, said ASCC Assistant Director Alicia Petersen.  Summer tutoring is usually held in-person on th...

The Coug shuts down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

The Coug will be closed indefinitely after a customer was confirmed with having COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

The Coug closed indefinitely after a customer tested positive for the virus. Lance Lijewski, social media manager of The Coug, said the business shut down operations immediately and are taking measures behind the scenes to ensure employees did not contract the virus.  The business does not ...

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