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Evergreen News & Stories

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Evergreen to Host Two Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

The Evergreen State College announced it will host two virtual graduation ceremonies, one as planned on June 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and the other June 13 at 10:00 a.m. This decision was made after a call for a statewide general strike and march by Black Lives Matter in Seattle and across the state. 

Graduating students were surveyed about postponing the ceremony and the replies were divided.

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Students at The Evergreen State College Serve as Essential Workers During Pandemic

Evergreen students are well-known for pursuing their own paths to their degrees and for their commitment to service. This spring quarter, many students are taking a complete load of credits while holding full-time jobs deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar Lira climbs cell towers for a living. A veteran who retired from the Army last year, Lira maintains critical infrastructure needed to operate radios, antennas and communications systems used by first responders and law enforcement.

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Evergreen Gets Federal Funds to Students; Starts Local Pop-Up Food Bank

Last week, The Evergreen State College distributed $1.1 million in federal funds to students. Eligible students automatically received between $500 to $750 to cover expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, basic needs and child care.

These funds came from the $2-trillion, federally funded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The aid went to approximately 1,675 graduate and undergraduate students at the college, and distributions will continue as more students are determined eligible.