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FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.  The vaccine will be marketed to people 16 and over to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but will still...

WSU will discontinue personal and philosophical exemption following FDA approval of any one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

WSU plans to remove personal vaccine exemption following FDA approval

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 23, 2021

WSU will remove the personal/philosophical exemption to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine once the vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Students are now required to be compliant...

Around 90 percent of people on campus need to get vaccinated to achieve some type of herd immunity.

Delta variant poses threat to fall semester

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2021

The newly discovered COVID-19 Delta variant is one of students’ biggest threats as the fall semester approaches.  WSU is taking precautions for another potential outbreak of the virus, with unvaccinated...

Stop Animal Explotation Now routinely obtains reports from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare concerning the use and treatment of research animals at every registered research facility in the U.S.

Watchdog organization alleges WSU research staff fabricated data, overdosed animals, violated protocols

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 14, 2021

An Ohio-based watchdog organization, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, called on WSU President Kirk Schulz to launch a full investigation into the university's animal research programs in a letter sent to...

Vaccinated students are recommended to keep their proof of vaccination available at all times because it may be needed occasionally.

Vaccination exemption applications now available

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 9, 2021

Students can now submit their COVID-19 vaccination statuses and apply for exemptions on the Cougar Health Services Patient Portal for the fall semester. All students must submit proof of vaccination...

All classes previously scheduled as a hybrid option are being changed to in person and assigned classrooms as soon as possible.

Classes to be held at 100 percent capacity

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will be held in person at 100 percent capacity.  WSU officials announced Wednesday that all classes for the fall semester will...

Cougar Health Services is one of the only places on campus still requiring students to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, said Joel Schwartzkopf, WSU CHS executive director. 

WSU updates COVID-19 policies to reflect state reopening

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU announced June 15 that daily health attestations are no longer required to access campus facilities. WSU loosened several pandemic policies over the last several weeks pertaining to daily health...

The steam plant, pictured here, is located on College Avenue on the west side of campus. It was built in 1935 and provided heat, power and light to the entire university. The plant was decommissioned in 2003 when the Grimes Way Steam Plant began operating.

Port of Whitman County, WSU exploring reuse options for decommissioned steam plant

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

The Port of Whitman County received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to explore possible reuse options for the steam plant on the WSU Pullman campus. The integrated planning grant...

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...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen, left, said many students do not think a tuition increase is appropriate because of the switch to distance learning.

ASWSU voices concern over tuition increase following move to online classes

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 29, 2020

ASWSU is disappointed the university is going forward with a 2.5 percent tuition increase following WSU’s announcement that classes will be moved online.  WSU is spending more money to move to an...

The pandemic has forced many college students to reconsider their options, like whether or not to take a gap year.

OPINION: Freshmen have to make a choice this semester

ADAM HUREAU July 22, 2020

There is no question that this fall is going to look different. Classes, football games and even parties will all have changed. This might leave freshman uncertain as to whether or not they should come...

Prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting room occupancy, and designating flow for foot-traffic are among safety procedures WSU plans to implement in the fall.

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 10, 2020

Instructors in fall 2020 will use a HyFlex model, which is a combination of in-person and distance content delivery, according to a COVID-19 update emailed to the WSU community from WSU President Kirk...

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