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“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 reporter 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 reporter 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...

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 program's stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

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

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter 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 reporter 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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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.

Students react to spring break cancelation

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...

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

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

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...

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