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Whitman County confirms two deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 29, 2020

Two females over 80 years old have died from COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total deaths to 16. Thirteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s total to 1,817 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the...

Playing in an empty stadium

This year’s football season will reduce the number of people in the stands of Martin Stadium from over 30,000 to just a handful. As of now, it has yet to be decided if close friends and family will be allowed to attend games.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Cougar football will be returning to Martin Stadium on Nov. 14, but it is going to look a lot different. Instead of playing in front of 30,000-plus fans jam-packed into the stadium, the players will be performing in front of largely empty seats. When the Pac-12 announced the return of the football season, it ...

Parking lots close on campus

WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

WSU has closed off parking lots and decreased snow maintenance around campus to save money. WSU Transportation Services closed three Green 3 parking lots at the intersection of Columbia Street and Spokane Street, a Green 4 lot by the Chinook and a Green 5 lot on Ferdinand’s Lane for the fall and...

Greek, congregate housing under new guidance

Recently-introduced housing guidelines mandate that bedrooms should have no more than two people in them at any given time, and communal spaces should have no more than five people.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidelines for Greek and congregate housing at institutions of higher education, limiting the number of people allowed to live in a unit because of COVID-19. The guidance went into effect Oct. 20. “The governor is concerned about increases in positive cases, ...

Whitman County confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 28, 2020

Twelve individuals tested positive for COVID-19. Of the new cases, one female is aged 0-19 years, and three females are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Two females and one male are aged 40-59 years. Two females and one male are aged 60-79 years. T...

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms two deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 23, 2020

One female and one male older than 80 years old died from COVID-19, which marks 12 deaths in the county. Eighteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s total to 1,733 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the new cases, one female and four mal...

Faculty Senate addresses dropping courses, grades

Faculty Senate voted to reject a change in the rules when students drop courses. If approved, a student who already had a grade in a course would have needed the instructor’s approval to drop the class.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2020

Faculty Senate unanimously voted to reject a change in the rules when a student drops a course during an Oct. 22 meeting. If approved, a student who had a grade in a course and wanted to drop it would have needed the instructor’s approval to drop the class. Julie Akers, associate professor of pha...

Horticulture orchard to have more crops planted

A worker picks apples in the R.B. Tukey Orchard on WSU's campus Oct. 7.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2020

Workers began planting crops at WSU's R.B. Tukey Horticulture Orchard this spring, two years since the location was established, but the orchard will still have new crops planted. There will be a variety of crops planted in the orchard, said orchard manager Deb Pehrson. The crops will include apples, ...

Whitman County confirms one death, 24 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms one death, 24 new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 22, 2020

One female over 80 years old has died, which marks the tenth death from COVID-19. Twenty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total number of cases to 1,715, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the new cases, four females and one ma...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double major in pre-law political science and philosophy. "I’m definitely going to have things to do o...

WSU officials explain spring break decision

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

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 town hall. University and Whitman County Health Department officials do not want to let students...

Whitman County confirms two deaths, two new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms two deaths, two new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

October 21, 2020

Two males aged 60-79 died, which marks the ninth death from COVID-19 in the county. Two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing Whitman County’s total number of cases to 1,691, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  Of the new cases, one male is aged 0-19 years. One female is aged 20-39 ...

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