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WSU officials, students speak out against international student immigration policy

International students must take at least one in-person class in order to stay in the country, according to a statement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

International students will not be able to stay in the country if they do not take at least one in-person course in fall 2020, according to a statement by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. WSU will be following a hybrid model this fall, so as long as WS...

WSU amends housing policy after petition gains over 5,000 signatures

In order to be assigned a dorm, students were required to agree, in the original housing contract, to not cancel their contract even if they were not able to stay in the dorms due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

Writer’s note: The comments made by Curtis Cohen and Riley, the other student quoted, were made before either student, or myself, was aware of the amendment made to the addendum.   WSU updated its housing policy, which originally told students it would not refund housing costs should the coronav...

Residents call for action from local legislators

Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy will present his idea to have a mural painted in downtown Pullman during City Council's in-person meeting July 14.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

A group of Pullman activists will present how city council can support the Black Lives Matter movements to local legislators. One proposed project is a street-wide mural in Pullman reading “Black Lives Matter.”  Seven-year Pullman resident Jason Kennedy helped organize the Palouse in Solidari...

Board of Regents increases tuition; WSU Athletics faces $99 million deficit

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun, left center, said the department's revenue will drop about $6 million. WSU President Kirk Schulz, far right, said he believes football will continue fall semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The WSU Board of Regents approved the WSU Athletics Budget, increased student tuition by 2.5 percent, and made cuts to President Kirk Schulz’s salary during the virtual meeting on Friday.  Board members approved the budget for WSU Athletics. Athletic Director Pat Chun said the department anticipat...

WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall held on Wednesday afternoon. Class sizes will not exceed 50 students, and students will have...

WSU President review describes accomplishments, challenges

The president emeritus of University of Wisconsin completed a review of WSU President Kirk Schulz.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 24, 2020

The comprehensive review of WSU President Kirk Schulz lists both accomplishments and challenges he has faced since his appointment in 2016.  The review was conducted by Kevin Reilly, president emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. Reilly interviewed approximately 70 people for Schulz's review, incl...

WSU proposes 2.5 percent tuition increase for all students

Stacy Pearson, vice president of WSU's Finance and Administration, said 2.5 percent is the maximum amount tuition can be increased this year, as allowed by the state of Washington.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2020

WSU plans to request a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year. The increase will apply to all students, regardless of residency and undergraduate or graduate status. The only exception is professional students, as their tuition increase will vary from program to program, said Stac...

‘This is a calling for me to give back to the system which has given me so much’

Elizabeth Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, will begin her role as the provost and vice president of WSU in the fall.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Elizabeth Chilton said she has made it her goal to diversify institutions of higher education by using her background in anthropology and the experience she gained in previous administrative roles. Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, has been appointed as t...

University hears last provost candidate presentation

Provost candidate  Elizabeth Chilton said she is impressed by a statement in WSU’s strategic plan draft which states the university is committed to transforming the lives of students rather than chasing elite status.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

WSU’s final provost candidate once heard her brother say that her anthropology major was a highly optimistic goal when she was a student. “I don’t think he meant that as a compliment,” candidate Elizabeth Chilton said. Chilton is the dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Scienc...

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