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New rules for pass/fail class options

New rules for pass/fail class options

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Ashley Quast, known as “Q,” said her art is a balance between whimsy and failed expectation — and her Master of Fine Arts thesis presentation is an example of just that.  Q, who will graduate in May with a Master of Fine Arts from WSU, has been studying here for two years. Since comple...

WSU postpones May commencement

WSU postpones May commencement

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Students received an email Wednesday morning announcing May commencement will be postponed for all WSU campuses due to restrictions on large group gatherings. Graduates will have two opportunities to celebrate commencement, according to the email.  An in-person event for WSU Pullman is tent...

OPINION: WSU’s party rep must change

OPINION: WSU’s party rep must change

DAYANA FAIRCHILD, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

In 2002 Playboy magazine published a list of top party schools, WSU took 18th place on the list. In 2009, we rose up to 16th place on Playboy's list. So maybe that's where it started, or perhaps the reputation goes back even further. But WSU's reputation for being a party school still stands stro...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend, other university events

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU canceled a number of university events in response to COVID-19 and Gov. Jay Inslee’s ban on social gatherings of more than 250 people in some counties. Here is a list of canceled and postponed events as well as some that are still happening as of March 14: Canceled: Mom’s Weekend ...

OPINION: Emergency loan shouldn’t be repaid

OPINION: Emergency loan shouldn’t be repaid

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

March 11, 2020

The emergency short-term loan program at WSU is a way to start to help financially insecure students stay in school. It needs to be better funded so that it can expand into a financial relief package program with no payback required. Jill Creighton, the dean of students at WSU, said the emergency sh...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

Landscape architecture students at WSU are applying research on rising temperatures that is due to climate change for a year-long project focused on developing Pullman’s Gateway District. Steve Austin, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction, said the Gateway Dist...

OPINION: ASWSU just pays lip service to POC

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen columnist

March 9, 2020

The multicultural debate last Wednesday disappointed me. In a forum for discussion about what each of the candidates planned to do for people of color at WSU, I walked out with no idea what anybody planned to do to address any problems relating to people of color at WSU. I admit I left early, but I...

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