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WSU asks students to stay home after Thanksgiving break

Students should get tested before leaving Pullman for the holidays, WSU officials say.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

WSU officials encouraged students who leave for Thanksgiving break not to return to Pullman to prevent the spread in a COVID-19 Town Hall 5 p.m. Wednesday. Students should plan to be home for two months...

Greek, congregate housing under new guidance

Recently-introduced housing guidelines mandate that bedrooms should have no more than two people in them at any given time, and communal spaces should have no more than five people.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidelines for Greek and congregate housing at institutions of higher education, limiting the number of people allowed to live in a unit because of COVID-19. The guidance...

OPINION: Dealing with your first apartment

Students living off campus will have to deal with a whole new set of housing issues like landlords, rent and utilities.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist October 5, 2020

My mother’s first apartment with my father was nicknamed “the rat hole.” She told me about the train tracks nearby that made the building shake, the puke-yellow plastic table they owned and several...

Registration open for virtual hackathon

The 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event will encourage university students to create ways to make housing more affordable nationwide.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2020

WSU is co-sponsoring a 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event where students can improve affordable housing in the U.S. by creating policies and design elements.  The event educates students about issues...

Ask Emma: What should I do about my apartment?

Ask Emma gives advice to those who want to live in apartment this year. You can find a place through WSU Free & For Sale pages, as well as Reddit.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist August 23, 2020

Dear Emma, Hello! With all of the troubles going on with WSU announcing the move to online classes, I am struggling quite a bit with my apartment situation. Thinking ahead of time, I applied for an...

Housing market slows during usual peak time of sales

In Whitman County, buyers can now visit potential homes one-on-one with a realtor rather than looking at pictures online.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter May 31, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting many aspects of life, people are still buying houses and signing apartment leases. The housing market slowed down because of the shutdown. This is typically the busiest time...

‘A therapist at heart’: Sojourners’ Alliance director says farewell

Steve Bonnar, retired director for Sojourners' Alliance, plays with his Great Pyrenees dog, Moose.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter May 25, 2020

When Rebecca Rucker moved to Washington from California with her son, they were homeless with nowhere to go until they found Sojourners’ Alliance.  There she met Steve Bonnar, who later offered her...

Tracking butterflies with convicts: A WSU research story

Two monarch butterflies feed on a Blazing Star plant at the USDA Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.
BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter September 19, 2014

Max security prisoners located at the Washington State Penitentiary are setting butterflies free this week.David James, Ph.D., is an entomologist at Washington State University, has inmates volunteering...

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