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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 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 are concerned not having a spring break is a loss for graduate students that use the break to c...

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

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 who responded to a request for feedback said they did not want to pay for recreation or...

Students react to spring break cancelation

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double major in pre-law political science and philosophy. "I’m definitely going to have things to do o...

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.

JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER

October 20, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ASWSU and GPSA are collecting student comments about S&A fees on social media. These comments ...

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 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 and Republicans who support international students and scholars,” said Kate Hellmann, director of...

Graduate leader continues next phase of education

Samantha Edgerton helped with the WSU Fallen Cougars project in 2018 to create 17 biographies. She also gave a presentation about it.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

This year's GPSA Vice President pursued a career and a family before coming back to graduate school, which gives her a unique background that allows her to prosper in her position. Samantha Edgerton is a second-year doctoral student in history at WSU, but before she decided to pursue a graduate degree ...

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 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 and of online learning services.  Senators approved the budget for the evening childcare program, ...

GPSA hopes to raise graduate student stipends

GPSA received its S&A fees. Advisory groups are discussing whether students should receive refunds.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that GPSA has received its S&A fees. It has also been corrected to state that the Evening Childcare Program is not running this semester, but the WSU Children's Center is open. GPSA plans to increase student stipends and updated students ...

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 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 night.  Jill Creighton, associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students, spok...

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 ...

GPSA ends semester with plans for summer

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Monday night marked the last time GPSA senators will meet during the 2019-2020 school year. Senators approved a motion to contribute $5,000 per month during May, June and July for the graduate student grocery subsidy program.  “I think it’s just to be on the safe side to continue this over the summer,” ...

GPSA contributes to safety project, student grocery program

Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the campus-wide safety project will include a blue light crosswalk and blue light station.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

April 14, 2020

GPSA senators approved $10,000 to go toward a campus-wide safety project, as well as $5,000 for a student grocery-subsidy program on Monday night.  Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said the safety project will include a blue light crosswalk at the intersection of NE Col...

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