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Graduate student parents overlooked by university

Graduate student parents overlooked by university

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 23, 2021

Rabia Khan, fifth-year doctoral student in electrical engineering, has changed since she first began her studies at WSU.  “When I started graduate school, I was more passionate than I am...

Although there are some student groups at WSU that encourage and support women to sustain a career in engineering, the responsibility to support minority groups in the STEM field should not fall solely on students shoulders.

WSU’s support for STEM women lacking

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 26, 2021

I once thought that due to the efforts of past generations of women, the battle for equality was over.  But evidently, there are still biases toward women pursuing a career in science, technology,...

One survey shows that although the number of women earning degrees in engineering has increased in the past 20 years, womens participation remains well below that of men at all degree levels and in all fields of engineering.  

Women in STEM need university support

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 19, 2021

When I first started my master's degree in engineering, I was one of the five girls in the class with 40 other male students. As I made my way through the doctorate program at WSU, the number of women...

Today’s youth are one of the most politically active groups of young people in generations. We deserve to know if our colleges are in support of us.

Colleges should make political views known for sake of students

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist June 25, 2021

Historically, young people have been a demographic disengaged from mainstream politics.  This isn’t because youth aren’t affected by politics — in fact, the voting age was lowered from 21 to...

WSU has shown some steps toward perpetuating diversity and inclusion on campus. There is, however, much more to be done so that all faculty and students feel represented and welcome.

Colleges, corporations have long way to go to adequately represent LGBTQ+ community

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist June 11, 2021

Pride Month has arrived, which means a month of gleeful parades, education on queer history and celebrating queer people’s right to exist and love as they are. With that, however, also comes a bombardment...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they havent been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and people still have to wear masks.”

WSU Pullman administrators in talks to appoint chancellor

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Through OneWSU, WSU Pullman is in the process of proposing and appointing a Pullman campus chancellor, the last WSU campus to do so.  ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said appointing a chancellor for...

Students are required to show proof of attestation before going to campus.

OPINION: WSU has prepared for COVID this time, students must take share of responsibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor January 28, 2021

Students are pouring back into our little college town, while administrators and student leaders are gearing up to beat back the wave of COVID-19 cases that may accompany them.  Unlike last semester,...

WSU submitted a capital budget request for $139,400,000 to the state, which will finance 10 projects, said Kate Kamerrer, WSU executive director of facilities, finance and building services.

WSU submits biennial budget proposal for 2021-23

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 19, 2020

WSU submitted a $422.1 million budget proposal for 2021-23, which will finance the construction and renovation of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus. The proposal includes the capital and operating...

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.

COVID-19 cases are rising among non-student adult population, according to WSU-issued letter

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Whitman County among college-aged individuals, as is the number of cases among non-student populations, according to a letter WSU issued last week.  As...

Matt Skinner, associate vice president of finance and administration, said appointment of deputies prepares a second-in-command to step in and operate a department if necessary.

WSU appoints three faculty members as deputies

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

Three faculty members have been appointed as deputies for their respective departments to help department heads or step in and operate a department if necessary.  Laura Griner Hill, Matt Skinner and...

Its tempting to cast blame on one group, but students and admin are both equally responsible for the COVID-19 problems in Pullman.

OPINION: Students, admin are both to blame for COVID spike

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor September 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the Pullman, people are beginning to point fingers, and many are choosing sides. In most people’s minds, it’s either the students or the administration who should...

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,...

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