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Whitman County receives flood watch warning

Whitman County receives flood watch warning

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 19, 2020

The National Weather Service in Spokane issued a flood watch warning for Whitman County, according to the National Weather Service website. The warning is in effect from Tuesday evening until late Wednesday night.  Residents in the county should expect heavy, persistent rain up to two inches by Wednesday night, according to the warning. The rain will cause all water sources in the r...

WSU will not refund student fees

Mary Jo Gonzales,  Vice President of Student Affairs, said students fees are used to help WSU pay for outstanding deficits.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

WSU officials confirmed in an online town hall that the university will not refund spring semester student fees, following a national trend of universities who either only partially refunded fees or did not at all. Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of Student Affairs, said the Center for Civic Engageme...

Essential workers on a quiet campus

About 10 people out of 40 are reporting to work for the Mailing Services in the Cooper Publications Building, said Ed Sala, director of WSU Press.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

As essential workers abide by the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, WSU Police has more officers working over the summer compared to prior years. “People have canceled their vacations so there’s more [officers] working,” WSU Police Cpl. Kelly Stewart said. While many people across the na...

ASWSU lays out recommendations for hazing prevention

Outgoing ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee was created in March. The committee recommends WSU officials to implement workshops and resources for victims.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee has created a list of recommendations for WSU officials to consider regarding hazing on campus.  Some of the recommendations include creating a WSU-affiliated website dedicated to hazing. The website would include a “chain of command” when reporting incident...

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

WSU Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is making “Cougar Clean,” an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that will help combat the hand sanitizer shortage and protect essential university workers.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of Environmental Services, Public Health and Sustainability, ...

Professors protect against ‘Zoom bombing’

Gabriel Condon, instructor of classical and jazz guitar, plays a song for his students at the beginning of his Music 120 class September. 2019 morning in Kimbrough 115.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

When Gabriel Condon put together a Songwriters Roundtable, he expected the event to be an opportunity for musicians around the WSU campus to share their music. What he did not expect was for his meeting to be the target of Zoom bombing. Condon, instructor of classical and jazz guitar, said within 15 ...

Senate spends remaining budget

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

The ASWSU Senate is spending approximately $25,000 on a campus-wide safety project and lamps which are used to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for students across Pullman campus. “One of our main priorities will always be keeping our students safe,” said Director of Safety Victoria Fitz...

GPSA ends semester with plans for summer

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Monday night marked the last time GPSA senators will meet during the 2019-2020 school year. Senators approved a motion to contribute $5,000 per month during May, June and July for the graduate student grocery subsidy program.  “I think it’s just to be on the safe side to continue this over the summer,” ...

New laboratory signage program available for WSU labs

New laboratory signage program available for WSU labs

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2020

WSU Faculty Operations and WSU Environmental Health and Safety worked together on a new signage program to improve human health and research for WSU laboratories. According to the laboratory safety website, the main goals of the signage program are to protect human health and safety as well as protect research. This includes identifying ...

WADDL tests pets for COVID-19

WADDL tests pets for COVID-19

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2020

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory began testing pet animals early April to determine if pets have COVID-19.  “This will give us a clearer picture of this disease’s interaction with pet animals,” said Charlie Powell, public information officer for WSU’s College of Ve...

Giant hornet makes an appearance in Washington state

The Asian giant hornet is the largest hornet in the world. They eat insects like wasps and honeybees. The hornets can “slaughter” entire honeybee colonies.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2020

An invasive, venomous critter that can grow up to 2 inches long has made its way to Washington state.  Susan Cobey, bee breeder at WSU’s Department of Entomology, said the Asian giant hornet, also known as Vespa Mandarinia, is the largest hornet in the world. “These are just monsters,” Cob...

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee extended the emergency stay-at-home order until May 4, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The order will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 4, according to the announcement. This means Tuesday, May 5 will be the first day since March 23 — when the order began — that nonessential business will be open. ...

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