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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

In-person learning has given student organizations, such as ASWSU and GPSA, the opportunity to hold more events than last year. The ability to host in-person events brought a sense of community that many people felt was lacking during the pandemic. 

GPSA discusses getting students involved

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2021

WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association discussed different on-campus activities available for students through Student Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement during its meeting...

Lisa Gloss, WSU Graduate School dean, speaks to GPSA senators about the school and its programs.

GPSA hosts first official senate meeting for school year

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor August 31, 2021

WSU's Graduate and Professional Student Association held its first official senate meeting for the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 30 in the Compton Union Building.  As the representative body for...

“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...

Graduate students can stop by Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe and pick up an ice cream cone of their choosing 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 7.

Graduate students plan paint night, Ferdinand’s giveaway

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 2, 2021

The GPSA Executive team is ending the semester with several events for graduate and professional students, including a virtual paint night and free ice cream. Students can stop by Ferdinand’s Ice...

Find a couple of friends or roommates and go out to eat. Take advantage of the $5 off and, you know, help out a local business, said Alex Pan, ASWSU director of community affairs.

Third Restaurant Week kicks off

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter March 8, 2021

Starting today through March 19, WSU undergraduate and graduate students can support local Pullman restaurants with $5 off their meal as the third Restaurant Week kicks off.  The first 50 undergraduate...

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...

Last semester GPSA put on about ten events. They had between 50 and 60 students attend virtual bingo, and around 20 people attend their virtual dinner night.

GPSA Executive Board discusses how to increase student engagement 

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor January 29, 2021

The GPSA Executive Board discussed upcoming events and how to advertise their programs more effectively during a meeting Thursday. Last semester GPSA put on about 10 events. They had between 50 and...

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...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

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...

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 26, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

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