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WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

International students must take at least one in-person class in order to stay in the country, according to a statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. WSU will be following a hybrid model this fall, so as long as WS...

WSU Housing residents face cable outage

WSU Housing residents lost access to cable, HBO GO and streaming services on June 30. WSU Housing sent out an email to residents briefing them about the situation, but some say they never received that email.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

On-campus residents have been experiencing a cable outage since June 30. They do not have cable, HBO GO or streaming TV. However, they do have access to PAC-12 streaming because it is independent of the cable contract. WSU Housing is transitioning to a new cable service provider and expected it to be...

WSU implements freeze on non-essential contracts, discretionary purchases

Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze will help staff prepare for funding reductions and offers some financial flexibility.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

WSU has placed an immediate freeze on all non-essential contracts and discretionary purchases of equipment and software to compensate for a 10 percent reduction in funds. Matthew Skinner, associate vice president for WSU Financial Services, said the freeze works as a tool to help staff prepare for fu...

Whitman County’s positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

Whitman County's positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news reporter

July 13, 2020

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 52 cases.  Two patients are aged 1-19 years; one is male and the other is female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The third patient is a male aged 20-39 years. All t...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Whitman County

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 10, 2020

Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 49.  Both patients are male, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. One patient is aged 20-39 years, and the other is aged 40-59. Both patients are stable and isolating at home.  Of t...

WSU amends housing policy after petition gains over 5,000 signatures

In order to be assigned a dorm, students were required to agree, in the original housing contract, to not cancel their contract even if they were not able to stay in the dorms due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Writer’s note: The comments made by Curtis Cohen and Riley, the other student quoted, were made before either student, or myself, was aware of the amendment made to the addendum.   WSU updated its housing policy, which originally told students it would not refund housing costs should the coronav...

OPINION: Rediscover reading

From children to adults, reading has something to offer everybody.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

We are reading less and less. About 27 percent of U.S adults haven’t read a book in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. Another study from the Washington Post found a 30 percent decline in the number of Americans who read on any given day. This is staggering. What used to be a prominent form of entertainment has gradually been replaced by TV, video games and s...

Community food bank offers free masks to residents

The Community Action Center is giving residents free cloth masks. Masks are required to be worn while in public, according to a statewide order.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

The Community Action Center will be distributing 12,000 free cloth masks to the community. CAC is located at 350 Fairmount Drive and distribution will occur from now until masks run out. Individuals can visit the CAC’s lobby to get masks, according to the CAC’s press release. There will be a maxi...

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

Positive COVID-19 case count rises to 47

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 8, 2020

Another positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Whitman County, bringing the county’s total to 47.  The patient is a male aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. He is stable and isolating at home.  The number of negative cases in the county can be viewed on Washington State D...

Fulbright Academy delays trips abroad to prevent possible COVID-19 infections

The Fulbright Academy has deferred all travel abroad plans for students, staff and faculty due to COVID-19.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

The Fulbright Academy has deferred all trips abroad for scholars and members due to COVID-19, which affects the plans of many WSU students and faculty. Erin-Kae Rice, director of external affairs for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the academy offers students, faculty and staff the chan...

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