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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

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...

Todd Butler, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recognized student and staff accomplishments that were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic during a Tuesday Town Hall.

CAS honors awards canceled because of COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor October 27, 2021

The College of Arts and Sciences held its first all-college meeting on Tuesday in the Bryan Hall Theater where students and staff were honored for their accomplishments.  Between March 2020 and August...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said in a virtual town hall Tuesday afternoon that WSU requested $10 million from the state legislature to fund salary increases for faculty and staff.

Faculty COVID-19 testing limited by resources, administrators say

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2021

WSU officials announced that a national supply chain issue caused limited access to faculty COVID-19 testing. WSU could ramp up testing overnight if not for this shortage, said WSU President Kirk Schulz....

President Kirk Schulz and Provost Elizabeth Chilton will give a presentation specific to the College of Arts and Sciences during the Town Hall on Tuesday.

College of Arts and Sciences to host Town Hall Tuesday

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter September 20, 2021

WSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting its 2021 Town Hall meeting 12-1 p.m. Tuesday through Zoom. A prerecorded presentation about the university’s achievements over the past year is...

When individuals connect with each other and with the environment in a safe way, they have a better chance of fighting ignorance and misinformation, said John Lupinacci, associate professor in WSU’s College of Education.

Town hall discusses environmental justice

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2020

Speakers at a town hall focusing on environmental justice discussed how climate change heightens inequalities on a local and global level. The Wednesday evening town hall was the second in a four-part...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU Athletics lost $30-$35 million in net revenue due to COVID-19.

Administration discusses budget, strategic plan

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 10, 2020

WSU administration joined Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to discuss the university’s budget, which has been disbursed among WSU campuses to recover from deficits, and its diversity plan,...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said he acknowledges the financial hardships of students and families, but tuition dollars fund the valuable educational experience at WSU. 

Schulz says tuition stays the same; student fees to be reevaluated

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter July 25, 2020

WSU will not reduce tuition for any students, WSU President Kirk Schulz confirmed Friday afternoon in an online town hall.  “I would ask our Coug family to remember we’re also in the midst of a...

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 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...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said finalized decisions about fall will be communicated to student, faculty and staff within the next four to six weeks.

Schulz says fall classes will still happen

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 31, 2020

The university is planning for in-person instruction come fall, but the WSU experience will likely look drastically different, said WSU officials in an online town hall Friday morning.  WSU interim...

Colleen Kerr, vice president for external affairs and government relations, said research is a primary function of higher education.

Town hall prepares for increase in on-site research

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor May 20, 2020

WSU research officials held a town hall Tuesday to solicit feedback on draft guidelines for research, scholarship and creative activities, which will allow on-site activities, like lab or office work,...

Mary Jo Gonzales,  Vice President of Student Affairs, said students fees are used to help WSU pay for outstanding deficits.

WSU will not refund student fees

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter May 15, 2020

WSU officials confirmed in an online town hall that the university will not refund spring semester student fees, following a national trend of universities who either only partially refunded fees or did...

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