Evergreen News & Stories

Everygreen's clock tower behind a rolling hill on a spring 2020 day

On Tuesday's Conviction

Dear Evergreen Community,

Derek Chauvin’s conviction Tuesday on all counts in the murder of George Floyd marks the latest chapter in our ongoing national reckoning on race and policing.  

Our relief that justice prevailed in this case does not reverse the fact that George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. The nation witnessed as Floyd’s life ebbed away on the pavement. The video that helped convict Chauvin also starkly exposed the ingrained systemic injustice still very much present in our country.

Evergreen's Red Square with the clock tower on the left

Evergreen to Interview Presidential Finalists

Olympia, WA -- The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees announced today they have selected three final candidates in the search for Evergreen’s next president, following a national search.
“We have three capable and talented individuals who would bring great experience, energy and perspective to this vital role,” said Board of Trustees Chair Karen Fraser, a retired Washington state senator and former Evergreen adjunct faculty.

A student walks through Purce Hall on Evergreen’s Olympia campus in 2016. As health  conditions improve, the college plans to offer more in-person instruction for fall quarter.

Evergreen Plans More In-Person in Fall 2021

While Evergreen will remain remote and hybrid for spring and summer quarters, the college anticipates safely teaching and learning more in-person in the fall 2021 quarter.

“Evergreen has done a great job of keeping students, staff and faculty safe over the past year,” said Vice President for College Relations Sandra Kaiser, who leads Evergreen’s preparations for fall 2021.

Library, Red Square, and CAB in early fall

Mourning Atlanta

March 19, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

Our flags on campus are at half-mast today in mourning for eight people brutally murdered in Atlanta earlier this week. Evergreen stands united with everyone grieving the loss of eight lives, of which six were Asian women.