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Resource portal under development

“The idea behind it is that because we have no physical help desk to go to, having a place that students can just click on a link … and then be directed to all these different resources,” said Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic affairs.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 28, 2021

Students might have the opportunity to access mental health, food insecurity and academic resources in a portal available through Blackboard and Canvas. Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic...

Another graduation bites the dust

“This will be my graduation,” said Jane McDonald, senior broadcast news major. “I will be proud that it is my graduation, even if it is online.”
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

The highlight of most students’ college experience is walking across the stage during graduation. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSU students will not have that experience.  Jane...

Cadets tackle in-person training during pandemic

WSU Army ROTC cadets attend in-person physical fitness training three times a week and in-person leadership labs once a week.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

For WSU Army ROTC cadets, the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop their training. The program received permission from the WSU Office of the Provost to conduct in-person physical fitness training, also...

Visiting Writers Series begins

Aoki's newest book, “Life From Uncommon Stars,” will be released this fall.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

The WSU Visiting Writers Series is holding its first event of the spring semester, a literary reading at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 on YouTube. Guest Ryka Aoki is a poet, author and performer. Her newest book,...

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 23, 2021

Whitman County confirmed three new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 37. From Jan. 16-22, 91 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises Whitman...

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.
STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

Faculty Senate continues athletics budget conversation

The proposal would subsidize $2-3 million of Athletics’ costs for the fiscal year 2022 and beyond.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

Faculty Senate members called for feedback on their recommendation to reject WSU Athletics’ request for more funding from the university at the first senate meeting of the semester on Thursday. The...

OPINION: Participating in 10-day challenge will help WSU make recovery

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Opinion Columnist January 21, 2021

Coming into the spring semester, WSU has asked students to participate in arrival testing and the 10-day challenge. After seeing students fail to social distance at the start of fall semester, I am hopeful...

Second, third graders return to hybrid learning

Stephanie Bray, principal of Franklin Elementary School, said students' desks are placed 6 feet apart. Students are required to wear masks at all times.
ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Pullman elementary schools welcomed second and third graders back in the classroom via hybrid learning on Tuesday, after kindergarteners and first graders returned to school earlier this month. After...

WSU Tri-Cities students to create ventilator

The ventilator the students plan to engineer will be cheaper to produce than a typical venti- lator, which can cost between $10,000 and $50,000 because of design, test and profit costs.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

When COVID-19 infections started to spread rapidly across the U.S., the demand for ventilators skyrocketed. A team of WSU electrical engineering students set out to design a low-cost machine that could...

CUB expands services by creating more study spaces

Students must sanitize the spaces after use and wear a mask at all times while inside the CUB.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2021

The Compton Union Building expanded its services this spring so students can use individual study spaces throughout the building.  Over 100 individual study spaces are available to students through...

Whitman County enters Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination distribution process

Individuals can check their eligibility and sign up for vaccinations on the state’s newly launched Phase Finder website.
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2021

Whitman County, along with the rest of Washington state, entered the first tier of Phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination distribution process.  Individuals eligible for vaccination include anyone...

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