The Daily Evergreen

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 23, 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 students and associate vice president of student affairs, will host the event for professors and t...

OPINION: Cut your professors some slack

Professors and students alike have to deal with the

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 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 for the week. Having to learn five different online learning platforms as well as learning...

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 22, 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 WSU decision, said Jacqueline Southwick, communications manager of WSU Information Technology Servic...

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 16, 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 if you decide not to. With classes being online now, attendance policies feel like they changed...

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 10, 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 Zoom bombings over a two-day period starting Sept. 2, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman P...

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 17, 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 this? When things first went online, I was most worried about my career. I want to perform but...

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 17, 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 Holapa, WSU associate vice president for external engagement and strategic initiatives, said WoW is...

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 17, 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 president Joy Blace said. The international organization began in 1924 and grew to its present membership...

OPINION: Coronavirus will foster greater community at WSU

This pandemic, as terrible as it is, will bring Cougs closer together and build community bonds.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

One of the very first sentences freshmen hear when joining the WSU family is, "Cougs help Cougs." That motto has not changed despite the new circumstances for the fall semester. Although the Cougar community has moved to a virtual format, there are many ways to make this year just as special. One...

Center offers summer tutoring over Zoom

Tutors at the Academic Success and Career Center are currently helping students with their summer classes over Zoom.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

The Academic Success and Career Center is hosting free tutoring on Zoom this summer for all WSU students. This is the first time summer tutoring is available to all campuses, including Global Campus, said ASCC Assistant Director Alicia Petersen.  Summer tutoring is usually held in-person on th...

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

Zoom application offers updates for students, faculty

Ever since Zoom was put in place at WSU, there have been about 360,000 meetings with 1.9 million participants from July 2019 through April 2020.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2020

Zoom users must update their application by May 30 to continue using its video services. If users do not update Zoom by that date, they will be unable to access meetings until they do so.  Jacqueline Southwick, communication manager for WSU Information Technology Services, said the update takes a few m...

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895
Zoom