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Zoom recordings will be deleted after six months

Before this change, the recordings were stored for nine months. Now, they are saved for six months to decrease the number of Zoom recordings stored in the WSU cloud.
ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2020

WSU Zoom recordings stored in the cloud will be deleted if they are more than six months old. Prior to this new policy, Zoom recordings were deleted after nine months, said Corey Oglesby, communications...

OPINION: Improving online schooling for next semester

Zoom classes and online school is still a work in progress.
PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the regular way of life for most. It has altered the way that students learn. This semester has surely been different, and many people have differing opinions about online school. Some...

‘I think more could have been done’

The WSU Police and Compliance and Civil Rights were not able to trace the people who Zoom bombed the meeting.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU's Black Student Union no longer publicizes its Zoom meeting information after two people who have not been identified made racially offensive comments at a meeting Sept. 15, causing members to feel...

‘SACNAS embraces the full person’

The WSU chapter of SACNAS formed in 2016 as a way for McNair Scholars to connect. Now, the group is open to all people of color interested in STEM.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 11, 2020

WSU senior Diana Baldovinos found a family of people who share similar goals and passions within the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an organization...

WSU community standards panel to stream live

Jill Creighton, WSU dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, will host the event.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2020

WSU faculty and staff are invited to learn about COVID-19 compliance, academic misconduct and Zoom bombing during the community standards virtual panel 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Jill Creighton, WSU dean of...

OPINION: Cut your professors some slack

Professors and students alike have to deal with the
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist September 21, 2020

Fall at WSU has been a unique experience with learning and teaching delivered completely online. I have had issues and frustrations over test-taking and going on a wild goose chase to find all my assignments...

Zoom to no longer require passcodes for meeting

Zoom is no longer requiring passcodes and waiting rooms for every meeting.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2020

Zoom reversed its decision to require passcodes or waiting rooms for every virtual meeting conducted on the platform.  The reversal of required passcodes or waiting rooms is a Zoom decision, not a...

OPINION: Zoom attendance policies need to be reworked

In the world of online classes, Zoom attendance policies have to take into consideration students' lives.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist September 15, 2020

Some classes have strict attendance policies. Others couldn't care less as long as you do your work, and some are happy on the middle ground — strongly recommending you show up but not penalizing you...

District switches platforms after hackings

The Zoom bombings began on Sept. 2 and continued onto the next day. The district switched from Zoom to Google Classrooms to prevent future hacks.
HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2020

The individuals responsible for recent Zoom bombings have not been caught, leading Pullman Public Schools to switch their online courses to Google Classroom.  Lincoln Middle School experienced five...

OPINION: Fall semester is what you decide to make it

Regardless of circumstance, there are ways to make the best of online learning. This semester still provides some unique opportunities.
SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist August 16, 2020

I am a senior this year at WSU, which means not only am I so close to graduating, but I’m so close to all of my collegiate experiences ending and my career beginning. So how do we, as students, navigate...

University staff prepare for Week of Welcome

Joni Ford, assistant director of new student programs, said WoW’s transition online occurred recently.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter August 16, 2020

Week of Welcome transitioned to a virtual format this year but will feature new events such as an online Fight Song Sing-A-Long and a virtual resource fair. WoW will continue until Aug. 23. Kimberly...

Pullman residents practice public speaking

The Pullman chapter of Toastmasters International will meet 6:30 a.m. every Monday over Zoom.
ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter August 16, 2020

There are two words that strike fear into most people’s eyes: public speaking. The Pullman Toastmasters is a group devoted to helping people improve their public speaking skills, Pullman Toastmasters...

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