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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...

WSU announces plans for virtual spring semester

The later spring semester start date is designed for WSU to stagger the move-in dates of students living on-campus in Pullman.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2020

The pandemic has created many disruptions to normalcy, including what the virtual spring semester will look like for students. Official changes include the cancelation of spring break and a delayed start date. Faculty Senate voted to eliminate spring break next semester and instead have a series of one-d...

Spring break canceled, semester to start late, faculty senate votes

Spring 2021 will have a delayed start to prevent too many students from arriving in Pullman at once.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2020

Faculty Senate voted to change spring semester classes to start Jan. 19, cancel spring break and include one-day academic breaks throughout the semester. WSU is eliminating spring break because of public health concerns. The cancelation is a national trend, said Elizabeth Chilton, WSU provost and executive...

Faculty Senate addresses spring online classes, football program

Certain classes may be offered in person, although no professors will be required to teach in person.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

WSU will hold most classes remotely next semester, WSU provost said during a Faculty Senate meeting held Thursday afternoon. One professor also made a case for removing football from the athletics department. Online Classes Smaller classes will be prioritized for in-person classes as well as cl...

Schulz takes pay cut, updates Faculty Senate on provost search

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he is taking a five percent pay cut starting May 2020 until July 2021.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 10, 2020

The Division of Student Affairs is expecting to return $12-14 million to students requesting partial refunds for housing and dining fees. “This is a significant impact and just keep in mind, this is only six or seven weeks of our residence halls,” WSU President Kirk Schulz said. Schulz deli...

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