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Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

Jason Gesser resigns amid new sexual misconduct allegations

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Jason Gesser, the assistant director of athletics for the Cougar Athletic Fund, has resigned following new allegations of sexual misconduct by former WSU volleyball player Alyssa Wold. Gesser sent his letter of resignation to WSU on Tuesday. The Daily Evergreen released a 3,100 word report las...

Animal health breaks ground for $61.9 million building

Animal health breaks ground for $61.9 million building

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health broke ground on a new $61.9 million building on Saturday. The addition to the Allen Center will be built on Olympia The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health broke ground on a new $61.9 million building Saturday. The addition to the Allen Center...

Event commemorates principal WSU members

Event commemorates principal WSU members

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The second annual Crimson Coat ceremony welcomed six new senior leaders to WSU on Thursday evening. President Kirk Schulz and First Lady Noel Schulz established the ceremony last fall for incoming senior leaders. Each individual received a crimson coat and Schulz introduced the recipients to the public. Lisa...

Letter to the Editor: Jason Gesser

JASON GESSER, Assistant athletics director for the Cougar Athletic Fund

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Letters to the Editor, News, Opinion, Sports, wsu, WSU Pullman campus

Editor,   Throughout the last 20 years of my life, I have unwaveringly supported Washington State University as a WSU student-athlete, proud alumnus and now employee of the athletic department. So, I was very disheartened to read the story published in the Evergreen stemming from rumors and un...

Evergreen findings contradict WSU statement in regard to Gesser article

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, WSU Pullman campus

WSU released the following statement in response to the Evergreen’s investigative piece regarding sexual misconduct allegations against Jason Gesser. The statement, attributed to President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Patrick Chun, is replicated in full below. “We take any allegation...

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

Records show numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Jason Gesser

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, Local, Mens, News, Pullman Community, Special Report, Sports, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Hundreds of pages of public records show a number of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Jason Gesser, assistant director of athletics at the Cougar Athletic Fund, dating back as far as 2014. The allegations are outlined in interview notes and records from a complaint review carried...

University staff lobby for wage increase

University staff lobby for wage increase

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

A small portion of WSU Classified Staff on campus met Monday in French Administration to lobby President Kirk Schulz for a wage increase. Schulz, however, was out of the office when the group came. Classified staff members are mostly employed in Dining Services and Facilities Services, working...

WSU employees ask administration for higher wages

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Classified Staff will be delivering postcards to President Kirk Schulz’s office asking for raises at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Classified Staff includes employees such as carpenters, roofers, electricians and painters, as well Dining Services. "I have a gentlemen that’s been working 20 years...

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

Large freshman class leads to dorm change, more instructors

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, Greek, News, WSU Pullman campus

The demographics of WSU’s incoming freshman class and increases in Greek life were due in part to the number of students coming to the university this year. WSU is expecting the freshman class to well exceed 4,300 students. The campus hasn’t seen numbers like this since 2015, when the incoming...

New payroll program to launch in 2020

New payroll program to launch in 2020

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen news reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU announced last week the beginning of a three-year, $30 million project to completely overhaul its payroll, human resources, accounting and budgeting systems. WSU’s current payroll and finance system was implemented in the early 1980s, and the university has been working for the last two and...

Schulz talks mental health, budgets, enrollment

Schulz talks mental health, budgets, enrollment

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Photo of the Week, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU President Kirk Schulz fielded questions regarding mental health resources, budgets and this year’s largest-ever freshman class during an hour-long press conference to mark the beginning of the school year Wednesday morning at the Lewis Alumni Centre. Budget and athletics Schulz said the univers...

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

Supervision quality main reason for employee departure

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU recently released employee exit survey numbers with outgoing staff and faculty, marking quality of supervision and lack of career advancement opportunities as the most-disliked aspects of their time at the university. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications for WSU, said the...

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