The Daily Evergreen

Instructors receive extension for UCORE course revisions

Mary Wack, vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement, said UCORE courses are revised every five years.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

WSU postponed the renewal of University Common Requirements classes for the 2020-21 school year, which means UCORE professors have a one-year extension to rewrite their courses.  The UCORE committee and instructors will revise course designations because the curriculum’s current structure does ...

Students of color reflect on pandemic experience

Three WSU students of color share their experiences with COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

When Alyssa Chan returned to Pullman in August from Hong Kong, she did not want to tell people she was Chinese, worried that others would stigmatize her. “As we know, the virus started in China,” said Chan, senior public relations major. “I would be scared to tell people I’m Chinese.” A...

GPSA senators vote in new member, discuss training resources

GPSA senators met virtually for the first time on Monday.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2020

GPSA senators met for the first time this fall on Monday night to discuss mandatory fees, mentor training and travel grants.  There are two upcoming Professional Development Initiative events, which involve a project management and teaching assistant workshop, said Anika VanDeen, second-year doctoral student in ...

ASWSU confirms new senator, director

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said she wants to see Jenna Fitzgerald, director of diversity inclusion and veterans affairs, create a plan that will encourage diversity.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

ASWSU returned for the first session of the year Wednesday night over Zoom and confirmed three students to legislative positions and another as director of diversity, inclusion and veterans affairs. Jenna Fitzgerald, junior philosophy major, was confirmed as the director of diversity, inclusion and...

Access Center open for some on-site testing

Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin said the center’s employees will still be working in-person, but appointments will be over phone and Zoom.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

The WSU Access Center reopened for students who need specific on-site testing accommodations. The accommodations are due to the nature of their disability, said Access Center Director Meredyth Goodwin. Students who need accommodations can talk to their access advisor to discuss if virtual testing...

WSU waives fall course fees for undergraduate, graduate students

Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice president, said lab fees are waived for undergraduate science and art classes.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Student Financial Services will waive student course fees for undergraduate and graduate students for fall because of the financial impact caused by COVID-19.  Waiving course fees will help lessen the financial burden on students and parents, said Elizabeth Chilton, provost and executive vice presid...

WSU Transportation Services launch parking app

A new app called Aims Mobile Pay, or AMP, is available to students, faculty and visitors parking on campus.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

WSU Transportation Services launched a new app students, staff and visitors parking on campus can use.  The app, Aims Mobile Pay, will be used along with WSU Transportation Services' current app, Way to Park. The move was spurred by the department’s desire to have easier access to the information ...

Ask Emma: What should I do about my apartment?

Ask Emma gives advice to those who want to live in apartment this year. You can find a place through WSU Free & For Sale pages, as well as Reddit.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

August 24, 2020

Dear Emma, Hello! With all of the troubles going on with WSU announcing the move to online classes, I am struggling quite a bit with my apartment situation. Thinking ahead of time, I applied for an apartment early on and got it.  However, now that I do not actually need to be there in person,...

WSU extends late tuition fee deadline for students

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.

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 town hall Wednesday afternoon. WSU temporarily changed its policy so students’ awards will ap...

Dining Services launch reopening plan

Southside Dining Hall will remain open for fall, but it will be closed from 2-4:30 p.m. for cleaning. In-person seating is limited at 50 percent capacity, following state health and safety regulations.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

WSU Dining Services put a reopening plan in place to minimize exposure to COVID-19 in dining halls. The plan includes new safety regulations and changes to operating hours.  Sarah Larson, director of residential dining and culinary services, said students must complete an online attestation that...

University staff prepare for Week of Welcome

Joni Ford, assistant director of new student programs, said WoW’s transition online occurred recently.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Week of Welcome transitioned to a virtual format this year but will feature new events such as an online Fight Song Sing-A-Long and a virtual resource fair. WoW will continue until Aug. 23. Kimberly Holapa, WSU associate vice president for external engagement and strategic initiatives, said WoW is...

The Bookie operates on limited hours

The Bookie will operate at limited hours. The store will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

The Bookie is implementing safety measures to protect employees and customers from COVID-19, including sneeze guards and counter service.  Erin Svancara, The Bookie general manager, wrote in an email that the store reopened Aug. 10 with reduced hours. It is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ...

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