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Number of students in quarantine hall cannot be provided, WSU official says

McEachern Hall is used for quarantining students with COVID-19. It is unknown how many students are currently housed in the hall.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2020

Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 will quarantine at McEachern Hall, but the total number of students living in the hall is unknown. The number of students currently quarantined in McEachern, and the total number of students who have quarantined in the hall so far, cannot b...

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...

WSU holds hearing for live-in policy changes

One proposed change requires first-year students to live in approved housing if room is available and if it would be safe regarding COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

WSU held a public comment hearing on Wednesday on proposed changes to the first-year live-in requirement of the Washington Administrative Code. Freshman undergraduate students are required to live in university-recognized housing for one academic year, according to the undergraduate housing requirement. Changes to the policy will allow for flexibil...

University to hold meeting on proposed changes to first-year live-in requirement

The proposed changes are designed to give students and WSU more flexibility around the first year living requirements, said Jill Creighton, WSU Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

October 6, 2020

WSU will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. Oct. 7 via Zoom about the proposed changes to the state’s first-year live-in requirement established by the Washington Administrative Code. Over the summer, WSU’s Office of Procedures, Record and Forms added an emergency rule to the Washington Administra...

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...

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