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Delayed parking permit renewals, sales to begin July 9

WSU Transportation Services delayed renewing and selling parking permits in April due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Students can renew their parking permits through WSU Transportation Services on July 9 and buy permits on July 28. Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director, said permit renewals and permit sales typically occur earlier in the year around late April.  However, due to COVID-19 there was a lot of ...

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board members approved the budget for WSU Athletics. Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department anticipat...

WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall held on Wednesday afternoon. Class sizes will not exceed 50 students, and students will have...

School district creates task force to manage fall reopening

Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator, said the task force is split into nine committees, each with a different focus.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

Pullman Public Schools created a task force to ensure fall reopening goes smoothly and meets all state guidelines.  The task force is made up of nine committees, each with a different focus, said Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communication coordinator.  These focuses include finance ...

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

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.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 Schulz.  Classes that require seating for more than 50 students will not be offered face-to-face, according to t...

Interim chair’s past experience influences path to horticulture

Amit Dhingra, interim chair for the horticulture department, began his two-year term as chair June 1.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Amit Dhingra was recently named interim chair for the horticulture department.  His two-year term started on June 1. He has served as a horticulture professor at WSU since 2006. Growing up in New Delhi, India, Dhingra said he had an interest in farming but did not know much about the topic. His...

Schulz says fall classes will still happen

WSU President Kirk Schulz said finalized decisions about fall will be communicated to student, faculty and staff within the next four to six weeks.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

The university is planning for in-person instruction come fall, but the WSU experience will likely look drastically different, said WSU officials in an online town hall Friday morning.  WSU interim provost Bryan Slinker said the university plans to reopen for fall, even though classes will not retu...

Board of Regents approves addition of two new degree programs

A Master of Science in Kinesiology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree will be available at WSU in the fall.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Two new degree programs will be available for students in the fall to help WSU compete with other institutions that have similar programs. On May 8, the Board of Regents voted to establish a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree. “We...

‘This is a calling for me to give back to the system which has given me so much’

Elizabeth Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, will begin her role as the provost and vice president of WSU in the fall.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Elizabeth Chilton said she has made it her goal to diversify institutions of higher education by using her background in anthropology and the experience she gained in previous administrative roles. Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, has been appointed as t...

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