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Faculty Senate resists million-dollar commitment to athletics

Faculty Senators have been concerned about WSU paying Pac-12 annual membership fees starting in fiscal year 2022.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

WSU Faculty Senators expressed concerns during a meeting Thursday that a proposed $2 million to $3 million commitment to help resolve the Athletics budget deficit could harm academic quality.  Budget...

University officials describe freshmen move-in protocols

Students taking courses in professional health science careers like medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are excluded from the NRC grade option because of accreditation issues, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

WSU officials discussed the "No Record, COVID" grade option, arrival testing for students in the spring and vaccine distribution during a COVID-19 town hall on Wednesday. The university adopted a new...

Food pantry, go-bags available to students during winter break

Students can request food, safe-sex supplies and sanitary products in their go-bag for pickup or delivery.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Students struggling with food insecurity will have in-person access to WSU’s Office for Access and Opportunity Food Pantry, and can also request go-bags for pickup or delivery over winter break.  The...

Hillside, CUB marketplaces likely to remain closed in spring

The Hillside and CUB Marketplaces closed Nov. 20.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

The Hillside and CUB marketplaces are unlikely to reopen during spring.  The marketplaces closed Nov. 20 because of budget constraints caused by COVID-19, said Jaqui LaCroix, associate manager for...

Hospital discusses COVID-19 vaccine distribution, financial goals

Pullman Regional Hospital's 2021 annual gala might be held in person, said Rueben Mayes, PRH chief development officer.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners discussed the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the 2021 budget expenses and financial objectives, during a meeting on Wednesday. Gerald...

Small businesses to receive $500,000 from county

Some of the businesses that are eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and bowling alleys.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

Whitman County will distribute $500,000 to small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 safety and health state regulations.  Businesses eligible to receive the money are restaurants, bars, fitness...

Food pantry available to students, residents on College Hill

Nonperishable donations made to the Little Free Food Pantry can be placed inside of the cubby at any time or day.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

The Community Congregational United Church of Christ created a food pantry to support food-insecure students. The Little Free Food Pantry is available 24/7 and is located in front of the church at 525...

Pandemic leads to increase of food-insecure people in Washington

A third of survey participants considered themselves food insecure, and a third were also claiming unemployment benefits.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

A team of researchers found the number of food-insecure people in Washington has doubled from 1.1 million to 2.2 million since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.  The WAFOOD Survey Team researched...

Faculty Senate discuss financial effects of COVID-19

WSU received a $39 million budget cut because of the pandemic, said Colleen Kerr, vice president of external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer for WSU. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU Faculty Senate members discussed Washington’s new salary threshold, which can exempt some employees from receiving overtime pay, during a meeting Thursday.  Lisa Gehring, WSU assistant vice...

Division of Student Affairs lays off 19 employees

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs will eliminate more than 70 positions to satisfy budget cuts outlined by WSU President Kirk Schulz, which university officials discussed in an all-staff division meeting...

National Guard to stay longer

As of Monday, the National Guard has administered 3,226 COVID-19 tests for students, faculty members and staff.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The National Guard will stay in Pullman to help with COVID-19 testing one month longer than expected, until Dec. 17. The extended date will increase testing capacity for WSU and enable students to...

Inslee imposes new COVID-19 restrictions for four weeks

Because of the rising positive COVID-19 cases in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee imposes stricter safety regulations.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 15, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The restrictions are in response to consistently increasing COVID-19 case counts, according to a press release...

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