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When faculty members are granted modifications, they are still fully employed and paid, as usual, said Senior Vice Provost Laura Hill.

WSU officials describe resources available to students, staff, faculty

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU Office of the Provost added COVID-19 caregiver responsibilities to its list of circumstances that allow faculty members to request modified duties from their work.  When faculty members are...

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.

University officials describe freshmen move-in protocols

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor 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...

Students should get tested before leaving Pullman for the holidays, WSU officials say.

WSU asks students to stay home after Thanksgiving break

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 19, 2020

WSU officials encouraged students who leave for Thanksgiving break not to return to Pullman to prevent the spread in a COVID-19 Town Hall 5 p.m. Wednesday. Students should plan to be home for two months...

Students living on campus, athletes and employees will have to be tested upon arrival in Pullman.

WSU to test students arriving on campus, increase housing next semester

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

WSU officials discussed plans for spring semester COVID-19 testing, housing availability, spring classes and COVID-19 research at a town hall Nov. 18. Spring semester The university will implement...

WSU officials say the decision to cancel spring break is a preemptive measure against COVID-19.

WSU officials explain spring break decision

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

WSU officials discussed the decision to cancel spring break and delay the start of spring semester, increased availability on-campus testing as well as COVID-19-related research at an Oct. 21 COVID-19...

Faculty are encouraged to get tested on-campus if they are not showing COVID-19 symptoms.

WSU offers COVID-19 resources to faculty

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 1, 2020

WSU officials said spring classes will likely be online for spring during a COVID-19 virtual town hall Wednesday morning. Spring will likely have some in-person labs, but the full schedule will come out...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU wants to try different measures to address violations of COVID-19 guidelines in a town hall.

WSU officials emphasize importance of being tested in COVID-19 town hall

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 11, 2020

WSU established a portal for students to report on events and activities that do not follow COVID-19 guidelines, according to administrative officials during the virtual town hall on Thursday evening.  Jill...

Dave Cillay, WSU Vice President for Academic Outreach and Innovation, said WSU’s learning system helps encourage distance learning and will make classes easier to adapt to.

WSU extends late tuition fee deadline for students

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2020

WSU officials announced students will not have to pay the first late tuition fee on Sept. 7, giving students who are late on tuition an extra month to pay. This announcement came during WSU’s ninth online...

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, said the university is still reviewing the mandated 10 percent budget cuts.

WSU’s move to distance learning will not cost less, university officials say

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 31, 2020

The move to remote instruction will not come with fewer expenses, WSU officials said Friday afternoon in the online COVID-19 Town Hall.  “Certainly it’s not less expensive,” WSU Provost Elizabeth...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 

Schulz says tuition stays the same; student fees to be reevaluated

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 25, 2020

WSU will not reduce tuition for any students, WSU President Kirk Schulz confirmed Friday afternoon in an online town hall.  “I would ask our Coug family to remember we’re also in the midst of a...

Prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting room occupancy, and designating flow for foot-traffic are among safety procedures WSU plans to implement in the fall.

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 10, 2020

Instructors in fall 2020 will use a HyFlex model, which is a combination of in-person and distance content delivery, according to a COVID-19 update emailed to the WSU community from WSU President Kirk...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU must submit a financial plan to the state government, which is due June 1.

WSU officials address COVID-19 concerns in online town hall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief May 15, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall meeting today that administrators are planning for some in-person learning at all WSU campuses for the fall 2020 semester.  This does not mean...

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