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WSU Board of Regents approves financial plan

The university expects a revenue loss of $54.4 million, assuming WSU plays football, during the 2021 fiscal year. WSU will fully repay the debt over a maximum period of 10 years.


September 18, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved a financial plan for the university during its virtual meeting on Friday. WSU will not take out more than $30 million in loans. The money will go toward the $54.4 million revenue loss that is expected to occur, assuming WSU plays football, during the 2021 fiscal ...

‘Three back and two over’

WSU kicker Blake Mazza has made 30 of 36 field goals and 115 of 120 extra points throughout his two-career at WSU.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU redshirt junior kicker Blake Mazza has been kicking footballs since he was in elementary school, but not always on a football field. “I remember the first time I took him out to an empty field and we used to kick over trees. There weren’t even uprights on this field,” Blake’s dad, Matt Maz...

Increased activity linked to more stress during early stages of pandemic, study finds

Conducting the study with twins let researchers account for the role of genetics or a shared environmental upbringing in changing stress levels.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

A recent survey by researchers at WSU Spokane found people who increased their exercise levels during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced an increase in stress and anxiety. Increased exercise is usually linked to decreased stress levels, said lead author Glen Duncan, WSU professo...

WSU Board of Regents reviews financial impacts of athletics, COVID-19

WSU is still asking for full funding for the athletics budget. The athletics deficit has grown by $25 million, partly due to the loss of PAC-12 ticket sales.


September 18, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents discussed WSU’s previously-created financial plan and the athletics deficit during its virtual meeting on Thursday. Financial Planning  A new financial plan will help the university recover from the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, said Stacy Pearson, vice president ...

WSU will not defer employees’ social security tax

To qualify for deferral, employees must make  less than $4,000 every two weeks.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU is not participating in President Donald Trump’s executive order to defer social security tax for employees.  At the beginning of the month, employers across the country were given the option to defer employees’ social security tax until Dec. 31, said Kimberly Lawton, WSU director of Payroll...

WSU offers virtual conference service

The virtual conferences have a vendor hall feature clients can use that allows participants to look at a 2D rendering of the exhibit hall with vendor logos. Participants can click on the logos to join solo and group conversations.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU Professional Education offers a virtual conference service, in which staff members put on customized conferences and help behind the scenes. PE is a division of Academic Outreach and Innovation that provides event management and conference planning to clients, such as WSU departments or governm...

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last 26 days, 924 cases were confirmed within Whitman County. Before that, there were 142 confirmed positive cases over an approximately five-mon...

‘It all happened within a matter of 10 minutes’

About 80 percent of the homes in Malden were lost due to a fire that started on Babb Road.


September 17, 2020

For Hannah Smith, her house in Malden was everything. Her family not only collected antiques and thrifted items that had hundreds of years of history behind them, but sometimes sold them to make a living. When the Malden fire on Labor Day burned the Smith family home to the ground, those antiques – opals,...

OPINION: Students, admin are both to blame for COVID spike

It's tempting to cast blame on one group, but students and admin are both equally responsible for the COVID-19 problems in Pullman.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the Pullman, people are beginning to point fingers, and many are choosing sides. In most people’s minds, it’s either the students or the administration who should take the blame for the sudden jump. But with such last-minute decisions made by the university,...

More than an athlete

Junior defender Kelis Barton started the Black Student-Athlete Association in summer 2020 while she recovered from an injury November 2019.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Soccer runs in the family for junior defender Kelis Barton. Her father played at Seattle University in the late '90s, and her grandfather played professionally in England before joining the Seattle Sounders in 1979. She credits them for preparing her physically to get her where she is today and teaching...

WSU student practices drag, promotes inclusivity

Ceffalo has been hosting and performing in drag for the past four years  in various events.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 17, 2020

For the past four years, Michael Ceffalo has been performing drag as a creative outlet, as a way to make friends and get involved in the LGBTQ community, and to express gender and any interest he has aesthetically. Ceffalo grew up in the Tri-Cities and has been performing drag for four years. Last...

City council supports police issuing tickets to COVID-19 partygoers

Pullman City councilmembers approved thousands of dollars in public works projects during a meeting Tuesday night.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

Pullman City Council unanimously approved higher penalties for violating public health orders in an attempt to mitigate the recent COVID-19 spike in the city during a virtual meeting Tuesday night. Pullman Police will now issue tickets to partygoers and increase the first-offense fine to $250 and ...

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