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All classes previously scheduled as a hybrid option are being changed to in person and assigned classrooms as soon as possible.

Classes to be held at 100 percent capacity

VICTORIA GIOMI July 2, 2021

WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will be held in person at 100 percent capacity.  WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will...

Danielle Ivory, New York Times reporter, said the project tracked COVID-19 data on spreadsheets, maps and charts, including case numbers, mortality rates, vaccine eligibility and more.

WSU professor, Pullmanite recognized for contributions to Pulitzer Prize winning project

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

A COVID-19 case tracking project from The New York Times involving contributions from a WSU professor and Pullman native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this month. Danielle...

Normally, the firework show features live musicians, and a barbeque is put on for community members at Sunnyside Park, pictured here. This year, city officials have opted not to host any entertainment to maintain social distancing.

Fourth of July celebration returns to Pullman

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 9, 2021

The annual Pullman Fourth of July firework show is set to return this summer to Sunnyside Park, and contrary to years past, the firework show will feature no live entertainment. Pullman Mayor Glenn...

“We have been really great stewards of our curriculum budget over the years because we knew something like this was coming.”

Pullman school board reviews student recovery plan, new ELA curriculum

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter May 27, 2021

Members of the Pullman Public Schools board unanimously approved the district's Academic and Student Well-Being Recovery Plan during a meeting Wednesday evening.  The Washington State Office of Superintendent...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they haven't been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and people still have to wear masks.”

At least 63 percent of classes to be held completely in-person

VICTORIA GIOMI May 26, 2021

WSU Pullman expects to return to some degree of normalcy in the fall with over half of students back on campus and participating in in-person learning.  University Registrar Matthew Zimmerman said...

“We are planning on assigning all housing with limited COVID-19 restrictions. Meaning that most common areas will be open without limits.”

Over 4,200 students already signed housing applications for fall

VICTORIA GIOMI May 26, 2021

The majority of WSU Pullman on-campus housing will be open in the fall semester with the exception of some facilities. There are currently over 4,200 students planning to live on campus in the fall,...

Even if certain COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, there would not be enough time to have the festival. Generally, the celebration takes about a year to plan.

National Lentil Festival canceled because of COVID-19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 24, 2021

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce canceled the National Lentil Festival because of uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions. The lentil festival is typically held the weekend before the start of classes...

“It’s going to be a little bit easier for us because of the fact that half the school hasn’t been on campus [yet]. Nobody really knows what they’re doing,” incoming freshman Julianna Mill said.

‘It was my dream school since I was a little kid’

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter May 19, 2021

As members of the class of 2021 say their goodbyes, new students are preparing to start their days at WSU while still in a worldwide pandemic. Incoming freshman Julianna Mill said she decided to come...

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 4, 2021

Whitman County will stay in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least the next two weeks.  All counties in Washington will remain in their current phases as part of a “two...

In Phase 3, indoor social gatherings cannot include more than 10 people. Outdoor gatherings cannot exceed over 50 people.

WSU to require proof of vaccination, exemption before fall semester

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU students are required to submit proof of vaccination or request exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine to the university before the fall semester in order to attend in-person classes and activities on...

The university is planning for courses with over 100 students to be online.

Eighty percent of classes to be held in person next fall

VICTORIA GIOMI April 28, 2021

After over a year of distance learning, WSU Pullman is opening its classrooms next fall with hopes of having 80 percent of classes in person.  WSU administration wants the maximum number of in-person...

Annual sales tax revenue decreased from 2020 because of the cancellation of certain events like WSU football games, Mom’s Weekend and graduation, said Mike Urban, Pullman city director of finance & administrative services. Typically those events generate about $300,000.

City administrator gives financial overview 

KIARA DOYAL April 21, 2021

The City of Pullman and League of Women Voters of Pullman discussed how COVID-19 impacted city finances for the year during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. “Having to live through a time of all of these...

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