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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

WSU, UI offer differing approaches to removing mask mandates

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor March 10, 2022

Even though WSU has to wait a few more days to go maskless, our neighbors at University of Idaho have had the option to remain maskless since March 1. As of March 12, masks will not be required indoors...

WSU looks to future after lifting outdoor mask mandate

WSU looks to future after lifting outdoor mask mandate

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2022

After lifting the outdoor mask mandate last week, WSU officials are now looking to ease restrictions on campus in the future, including possibly suspending mask-wearing entirely. Phil Weiler, vice president...

WSU cancels classes Monday, Tuesday due to road conditions

WSU cancels classes Monday, Tuesday due to road conditions

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor January 7, 2022

All WSU Pullman classes will be canceled Monday and Tuesday to give students ample time to return to campus following statewide highway closures.  All other university operations will continue...

With the state of COVID-19 and the winter weather, admin is putting students and faculty at risk.

OPINION: WSU administration puts money over safety of students, staff

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

“Amazing job at taking a longer time to introduce the panel of people [than] addressing traveling back to Pullman from the West Side!” “They don’t give a crap about our safety/health and...

You may think snow has nothing to do with discussion about COVID, but the lack of communication, lack of care for safety of staff, and lack of leadership is evident with snow, and COVID, wrote one town hall commenter Thursday morning.

ED BOARD: WSU administrators ‘plow’ ahead with in-person semester, despite complaints of omicron variant, pass closures

EDITORIAL STAFF January 6, 2022

WSU administrators ended a COVID-19 Town Hall early following numerous irate complaints about starting the semester in person in the face of COVID-19 outbreaks and dangerous weather conditions. Administrators...

Per capita income in Whitman County sat at $42,665 in 2019, which is an increase from $42,215 in 2018.

Wheat harvest, WSU enrollment are ‘cornerstones’ of county economy

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

Enrollment at WSU and productive agricultural harvests are important to a successful economy in Whitman County, but both can be difficult to predict. One issue with tracking economics is that certain...

FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor 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, Life editor 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...

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