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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...

International students express thoughts on living in Pullman during pandemic

International student Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh rows a boat on Lake Coeur d'Alene. He cannot see his family in Iran because he has an expired passport and is unable to get a new one.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2020

An Iranian international student could not have imagined he would be stuck in Pullman during the middle of a pandemic due to an expired passport. The junior civil engineering major, Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh, said he sent his passport and other documents to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C. He has ...

University officials express importance of international students feeling welcome at WSU

International students are no longer being required by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to take in-person classes at risk of deportation.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

WSU doubled down on its support for international students amidst Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s reversal of its policy to force international students to take in-person coursework or leave the country. Many universities and colleges filed lawsuits because of ICE’s guidelines, said Kate H...

WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

International students must take at least one in-person class in order to stay in the country, according to a statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. WSU will be following a hybrid model this fall, so as long as WS...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

Taxes for international students explained

Taxes for international students explained

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU’s Global Services presented a workshop on Thursday at the Spark to help international students possessing an F1 or J1 visa type to file their 2019 taxes. The purpose of filing a tax return is to report all sources of income to the government which includes what has already been paid and wh...

Introducing GPSA candidates

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 GPSA reporter

March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share information about themselves and ideas they would bring to the senate if elected. This was foll...

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