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GPSA discusses WSU’s path to normality

GPSA senators raised concerns about first-generation college students who would miss out on their opportunity to walk at graduation during the pandemic.
TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

A faculty guest speaker addressed concerns about WSU’s system-wide virtual graduation this spring and its plan for fall 2021 during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening. WSU issued a memo to faculty...

GPSA senators express importance of mental health for graduate students

The Washington State Association represents 150,000 students from 15 college campuses, said Zack Turner, WSA executive director.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the importance of mental health education and resources available to graduate students during a meeting Monday night. Graduate students believe there is a stigma surrounding...

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization with more than 700 community members, said Bobby Ryder, president of Pullman Civic Trust. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

A representative from Pullman Civic Trust asked GPSA senators for their financial support to transform the regional railroad system into walking trails.  Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer...

GPSA Senators discuss effects of canceled spring break, possible in-person classes

Research that impacts Native American tribes should be approved by the respective tribes, said Ken Lokensgard, assistant director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the effects not having a spring break will have on graduate students during Monday night’s meeting. Samantha Edgerton, doctoral student in history, said her group of GPSA members...

GPSA Senators discuss ways to protect international students from possible restrictions

Kate Hellmann, director of international student and scholar advising for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the office is a resource available to all international students who face challenges.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2020

A proposal of new national guidelines regarding international students can limit a student’s admission into the country to two years. “I am concerned, as well, but Washington state has Democrats...

GPSA Senators approve revised legislative agenda

GPSA Senators discussed the implementation of working groups. The groups focus on the main concerns of graduate students, including healthcare, stipends and university housing.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2020

GPSA Senators approved their revised legislative agenda for the 2020-21 school year, which includes access to affordable housing, continued access to food pantries, development of healthcare in the community...

GPSA Senators talk stipends, childcare center

GPSA Senators will meet again for a GPSA Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

GPSA senators met to discuss registered student organizations, upcoming training and the Python Working Group, which focuses on a computer programming language that processes data during a meeting Monday...

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