Evergreen News & Stories
As our winter quarter concludes, the coronavirus outbreak has altered Evergreen operations in some challenging ways. Similar challenges are being felt by students and educators around the country and across the globe. Our ability to innovate and adapt is being pressure-tested as never before.
The Evergreen State College will move instruction online for the first four weeks of this spring quarter, which will begin April 2, the college announced today.
“We’re adapting campus operations and preparing to engage students online at least until April 24,” said President George Bridges, who with other state higher-education leaders spoke with Governor Inslee on this topic today. “Our goal is to continue the vital work of teaching and learning, while taking essential steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our region.”
Today, March 11, Thurston County public health authorities confirmed a case of COVID-19 in the county, described as a resident in their 50s. Evergreen's COVID-19 Planning and Response Team is committed to fostering community well-being while continuing the vital work of teaching and learning.
As the situation continues to evolve the college has made the following decisions:
Last week The Evergreen State College Changemaker Lab was one of six institutions around the world to be recognized as a semi-finalist for the Ashoka U #MillionsofChangemakers award.
The award recognizes initiatives that have significant potential to inspire innovative thinking if adopted broadly across higher education. The recognition comes from Ashoka U as part of its global #MillionsofChangemakers campaign.
Dear Campus Community,
At Evergreen, we are committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. We want to assure you we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of the date and time of this communication, to our knowledge no members of the Evergreen community have been diagnosed with COVID-19. There have been no recommendations from health authorities to alter or suspend campus operations. Evergreen campuses remain open.