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Students receive learning kits to gain hands-on experience

The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office. One instructor is using kits for his Mechanical Engineering 401 class.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Although classes are virtual, some WSU professors were able to send learning kits to students in lab sections for a hands-on experience. The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office, said John Swensen, assistant professor at WSU's School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.  Some pro...

WSU sees enrollment decrease

While WSU's enrollment decreased 1.4 percent, there were nationwide predictions that college enrollment might decrease by 20 percent.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 24, 2020

As classrooms across the nation move to online learning, WSU — like other universities — saw a slight dip in fall 2020 enrollment. There was a 1.4 percent decrease across all WSU campuses. The Pullman campus had a 5.1 percent decrease while the Global campus had a 23.2 percent increase in enrollment, ...

PRH receives $31,000 to increase testing capacity

Multiple fundraising programs have raised $850,000 for PRH's COVID-19 emergency fund since March.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

A fundraising partnership raised over $31,000 in donations for the Pullman Regional Hospital to increase COVID-19 testing capacity. The fundraiser was part of the All In WA COVID-19 relief effort and gift-matching challenge started by Jeff Bezos. It ran for two weeks in September, said Rueben Mayes,...

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.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

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 ...

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.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

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 ...

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 ...

WSU testing locations offer testing free to all students

Students must have their Cougar Card when they get tested as proof of identification.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

COVID-19 testing at the National Guard and Cougar Health Services testing sites is free for all WSU students. Testing was originally only free for students who did not have insurance, according to an Evergreen article. Students must bring their Cougar Card to the site as proof of identification and will receive a test, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and commu...

Mayor allows businesses to expand onto sidewalks, with unclear results

Marie Dymkoski, executive director at the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, said businesses that want to expand onto sidewalks and parking lots have to apply through the Pullman Planning Commission.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

Local businesses can apply to extend outdoor seating onto public sidewalks and private parking lots. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson issued the emergency declaration after the effects of the recent coronavirus spike threatened the longevity of restaurants and bars in Pullman.  “This is not to circumvent any kind of governor’s orders. This ...

WSU waives fall course fees for undergraduate, graduate students

Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice president, said lab fees are waived for undergraduate science and art classes.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Student Financial Services will waive student course fees for undergraduate and graduate students for fall because of the financial impact caused by COVID-19.  Waiving course fees will help lessen the financial burden on students and parents, said Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice presid...

Guide: Local resources change due to COVID-19

Women*s Center Director Amy Sharp said the center supports underrepresented voices and encourages students in their learning.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

The availability of resources for students on and off-campus changed slightly due to COVID-19. These resources include academic counseling, food assistance and housing support. Office of the Dean of Students Jill Creighton, dean of students and associate vice president of Student Affairs, said the...

Local cinema temporarily closes

Pullman Village Centre Cinemas might reopen late August if new movie titles become available.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Pullman Village Centre Cinemas is temporarily closed because no new movie titles are available. However, the cinema is offering private screenings.  Sean Warner, Village Center Cinema chief operating officer, said movie studios have not released new movies since March. The cinema was playing older...

Athletic director in support of Pac-12 decision to cancel games

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said he spoke to student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all athletic compeitions for the year.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

August 14, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed support for the Pac-12’s decision to postpone sporting events for the year.  Chun said in a press conference on Thursday that he met with student-athletes and coaches Tuesday night following the Pac-12’s decision.  “To have to tell them that we need to ...

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