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WSU adds new grade system

“No Record, COVID grade” does not count as a withdrawal and will not limit a student’s ability to repeat a class, said Mary Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

WSU created a new grade system for fall 2020 and spring 2021 for students whose academics were affected by COVID-19 related challenges. “No Record, COVID grade” will lessen the impact of a...

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 15, 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...

Students of color reflect on pandemic experience

Three WSU students of color share their experiences with COVID-19.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter September 9, 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,”...

GPSA senators vote in new member, discuss training resources

GPSA senators met virtually for the first time on Monday.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter August 31, 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...

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 26, 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...

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 26, 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...

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 23, 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...

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 23, 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...

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 23, 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...

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...

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 16, 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...

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 16, 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...

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