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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 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 editor-in-chief 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...

WSU President Kirk Schulz sent an email to faculty and staff instructing them to prepare for budget cuts across each unit and department.

Faculty, staff told to prepare for 10 percent budget cut

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief May 20, 2020

WSU president Kirk Schulz sent an email on Tuesday to faculty and staff stating that each unit or department should prepare for a 10 percent budget cut.  Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU must submit a financial plan to the state government, which is due June 1.

WSU officials address COVID-19 concerns in online town hall

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief May 15, 2020

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall meeting today that administrators are planning for some in-person learning at all WSU campuses for the fall 2020 semester.  This does not mean...

The demolition of Johnson Hall will cost about $8 million and will be replaced by a new USDA Agricultural Research Services building.

WSU to demolish Johnson Hall

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 13, 2020

WSU hopes to receive state funding between the 2021 and 2023 fiscal year in order to demolish Johnson Hall, which would cost about $8 million.  Phil Weiler, WSU’s vice president for marketing and...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he believes the university will return to face-to-face instruction in the fall.

Second virtual town hall covers COVID-19 updates

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter April 11, 2020

WSU officials discussed topics ranging from WSU employment, student aid and resources, academic deadlines and student living during a virtual town hall on Friday. University faculty discussed changes...

Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said WSU is limiting the amount of staff hired to conserve money.

WSU suspends university leadership raises

JAKOB THORINGTON, Former Evergreen reporter April 2, 2020

WSU is freezing salaries for executive leadership to prepare for potential economic turmoil as a result of COVID-19.  The university announced this decision in an email from the Office of the...

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales says the university is working on reimbursement for RDA and all residence and dining halls will remain open.

New rules for pass/fail class options

AMAAN RAHMAN March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference,...

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

WSU students asked to remain at permanent residence

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief March 19, 2020

WSU students received an email Thursday morning directing them to stay at their permanent off-campus residences if possible because access to food and healthcare is limited in Pullman. Students who...

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