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WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall held on Wednesday afternoon. Class sizes will not exceed 50 students, and students will have...

WSU President review describes accomplishments, challenges

The president emeritus of University of Wisconsin completed a review of WSU President Kirk Schulz.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The comprehensive review of WSU President Kirk Schulz lists both accomplishments and challenges he has faced since his appointment in 2016.  The review was conducted by Kevin Reilly, president emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. Reilly interviewed approximately 70 people for Schulz's review, incl...

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

Prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting room occupancy, and designating flow for foot-traffic are among safety procedures WSU plans to implement in the fall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

Instructors in fall 2020 will use a HyFlex model, which is a combination of in-person and distance content delivery, according to a COVID-19 update emailed to the WSU community from WSU President Kirk Schulz.  Classes that require seating for more than 50 students will not be offered face-to-face, according to t...

Science Explained: How do vaccines work?

There are three types of vaccines: live-attenuated, inactivated and recombinant. Vaccines protect people from contracting preventable diseases like the measles.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

As many states begin to reopen, the development of a COVID-19 vaccine has been an important topic of discussion, but many people wonder: what exactly is in a vaccine that helps humans develop immunity? Types of vaccines Felix Lankester, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal...

WSU offers employees tuition waivers for online classes

Cathy Lentz, program manager for Academic Outreach and Innovation, said some WSU employees are eligible for tuition waivers which will be applied for courses this summer.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

For the first time, WSU employees are able to waive tuition for Global Campus’ summer classes. Global Campus lets students take courses online. Students are not required to be online at a set time during the day, said Dave Cillay, WSU Global Campus chancellor. Cathy Lentz, program manager for Acad...

Shirts designed to raise money for student emergency funds

Tony Poston, president of College Hill Custom Threads, said he had the idea to create shirts with the WSU logo and the word

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

A virtual pop-up shop is selling WSU campus-themed shirts in which proceeds will go toward helping students. Six shirts have been designed — one for each WSU campus — with the university logo and name of the campus, said Tony Poston, president of College Hill Custom Threads.  The pop-up shop...

‘Cancer therapy is a heartbreaker’

Zhaokang Cheng works with postdoctoral research associate Peng Xia in their lab. Cheng said heart disease is one of the main causes of death in cancer survivors, other than cancer recurrence.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 24, 2020

Researchers in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at WSU Spokane recently pinpointed a protein that plays a critical role in heart damage caused by chemotherapy drugs.  Zhaokang Cheng, assistant professor and senior author on the study, said cancer treatments have improved a lot in the past se...

Vulnerability index examines factors contributing to COVID-19

Researchers at WSU's CHaSE Lab created an interactive map that shows what areas of Washington are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

WSU researchers at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane developed a vulnerability index that shows which areas in Washington state are particularly at risk for COVID-19. Pablo Monsivais, associate professor in the WSU Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and researcher in ...

Second provost candidate presents to university community

Julie Kmec, co-chair of the Provost search committee, discusses how the search guidelines for a new provost are constantly being adapted to fit the needs of the university on Monday evening in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

The second presentation during WSU’s provost search featured a variety of color-coordinated maps from a geography professor seeking to become the university’s next provost. “As a geographer I felt I had to throw in at least one or two maps in,” provost candidate Robert McMaster said. M...

New rules for pass/fail class options

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales says the university is working on reimbursement for RDA and all residence and dining halls will remain open.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

WSU postpones May commencement

Students sit in the stands of the Beasley Coliseum.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Students received an email Wednesday morning announcing May commencement will be postponed for all WSU campuses due to restrictions on large group gatherings. Graduates will have two opportunities to celebrate commencement, according to the email.  An in-person event for WSU Pullman is tent...

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

All Bookie locations close for two weeks

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bookie will temporarily close all stores beginning on March 24 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This closure includes CORETECH, which is the Apple authorized campus store in Pullman. The stores are located in the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses. They plan to reopen on April 6 but may...

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