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Recycling bins removed without warning or explanation, student claims

One graduate resident at Yakama Village says there is a large buildup of recycling outside the complex.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

WSU removed recycling bins from several student housing complexes without telling residents, claimed one graduate resident at Yakama Village, who raised concerns that the WSU administration no longer cares about sustainability for its students.  When Jose Riera, doctorate student at WSU’s College of Educati...

Dining Services launch reopening plan

Southside Dining Hall will remain open for fall, but it will be closed from 2-4:30 p.m. for cleaning. In-person seating is limited at 50 percent capacity, following state health and safety regulations.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

WSU Dining Services put a reopening plan in place to minimize exposure to COVID-19 in dining halls. The plan includes new safety regulations and changes to operating hours.  Sarah Larson, director of residential dining and culinary services, said students must complete an online attestation that...

WSU Housing residents face cable outage

WSU Housing residents lost access to cable, HBO GO and streaming services on June 30. WSU Housing sent out an email to residents briefing them about the situation, but some say they never received that email.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

On-campus residents have been experiencing a cable outage since June 30. They do not have cable, HBO GO or streaming TV. However, they do have access to PAC-12 streaming because it is independent of the cable contract. WSU Housing is transitioning to a new cable service provider and expected it to be...

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...

Facilities address plans after break

Jeff Elbracht, director of University Recreation facilities, said the staff have not changed their operational plans and administrators will make decisions daily.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU housing and dining services as well as facilities like the Chinook and the University Recreation Center (UREC) plan to continue operations as normal after spring break.  It was announced Wednesday that WSU will move in-person classes to online formats in response to the recent COVID-19 ou...

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