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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.

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Planning for Fall 2020

Dear Students, Friends and Families,

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted our work, our lives and our community. 

Nevertheless, in the middle of much uncertainty, I am so grateful for the way our students have engaged, adapted, and continued exploring and learning. 

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Making the Best of Earth Day 2020

If you find yourself at a loss for how to celebrate Earth Day this year, you’re not alone. This year is the 50th anniversary of the holiday, and over 90 percent of Americans are currently under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t have to mean Earth won’t have its day.