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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

“Every once in a while, something somewhat catastrophic happens that really shakes up the program in terms of funds available,” said Chris Boyan, WSU Transportation Services associate director. “This one, of course, the COVID pandemic.”

GPSA Senate does not pass 5 percent transportation service fee increase

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor April 13, 2021

The GPSA Senate did not approve a $1.80 student transportation fee increase during their meeting Monday evening.  Senators voiced mixed opinions over the fee increase and came to a 29-23 vote. The...

Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser, said his family struggled to make ends meet at times. While in college, he broke his arm and resorted to getting X-rays from a veterinary clinic to save money.

‘US health care is like a foreign language’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 23, 2021

Leaders from multiple WSU departments spoke on students’ issues accessing affordable health care during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening.  Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser,...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football programs stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 9, 2021

A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

GPSA senators raised concerns about first-generation college students who would miss out on their opportunity to walk at graduation during the pandemic.

GPSA discusses WSU’s path to normality

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor 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...

The Washington State Association represents 150,000 students from 15 college campuses, said Zack Turner, WSA executive director.

GPSA senators express importance of mental health for graduate students

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

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor 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...

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.

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

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 27, 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...

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.

GPSA Senators discuss ways to protect international students from possible restrictions

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 13, 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 discussed the implementation of working groups. The groups focus on the main concerns of graduate students, including healthcare, stipends and university housing.

GPSA Senators approve revised legislative agenda

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor September 29, 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 will meet again for a GPSA Town Hall at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18.

GPSA Senators talk stipends, childcare center

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor September 15, 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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