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ASWSU’s spring semester goals to focus on students’ mental health during pandemic

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he is working with leaders in the Student Government Council to try to reduce the $60 graduation fee.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 21, 2021

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen discussed plans to develop a portal for students to file sexual assault reports as part of his focus on students’ mental health for the spring during a meeting Wednesday. Cohen...

Students return to campus with more choices for in-person classes

Campus visitors and those living in residence halls or on-campus apartments are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

A WSU professor spent her winter break setting up her lab full of industry-grade sewing machines, colorful fabrics and socially-distant tables. Manal Shaheen, apparel, merchandising, design and textiles...

WSU Libraries to recruit students for advisory board

The board will be made up of undergraduate and graduate students, including those from Global Campus, ASWSU and Multicultural Student Services.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter January 9, 2021

WSU Libraries will form a student advisory board that will provide feedback in improving library operations. The board will offer advice on WSU Libraries’ facilities and services, said Erica Nicol,...

ASWSU Senators approve new member, resolution

Samantha Cruz, director of legislative affairs, said she wants to require free menstrual products in residence hall bathrooms.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to approve Jack Maloy, junior history major, as an education senator. Maloy said his first goal as senator will be to monitor the arrest rate of Black people in Pullman....

Senior is far from home, but not quite

Ally Carney, senior political science major, finds support from her father to tackle goals outside of her comfort zone.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Growing up in Alaska, one graduating senior had no idea where she would end up, but knew it would be far away from home. Ally Carney, senior political science major and economics minor, came to WSU...

ASWSU Senators announce upcoming projects

ASWSU will recreate the multicultural council, said Jenna Fitzgerald, ASWSU director of diversity and inclusion.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

ASWSU senators heard presentations about upcoming projects, including plans for a Students of Color Coalition, which will be formed between ASWSU, several student organizations from WSU and other...

ASWSU leader forges own path

Shortly after senior Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU from Pierce College, he became the deputy director of communications for ASWSU.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

When Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU, he found his place within the student community. After moving to Pullman from Pierce College in 2019, Zaragoza became ASWSU deputy director of communications...

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.
MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double...

ASWSU keeps tech, stadium fee the same

Senators unanimously voted to keep stadium fee because it goes to debt service.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to keep the technology fee at $20 per semester and stadium fee at $25 per semester.  Senator Kathryn Carstens presented some of the projects funded by the technology...

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