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Committee reviews budget proposals

Committee reviews budget proposals

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Technology Fee Committee discussed requests to use money from the annual student fee at its Technology Budget Review on Monday. Capital Budget Director Deborah Carlson said the student technology fee was instituted in 2015 and brings in about $640,000 a year for the university. She said...

Service guide to help faculty deal with student issues

Service guide to help faculty deal with student issues

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


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

A Cougar Health Services representative discussed new resources faculty can use to help students with mental health Thursday at the Faculty Senate meeting. Jennifer Ellsworth, director of counseling and psychological services, said there has been a resource developed for WSU faculty to support some...

College of Business aims to partner with universities abroad

College of Business aims to partner with universities abroad

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Carson College of Business created a plan to increase the university’s global footprint by building partnerships in Central Asia. Sung Ahn, associate dean for international programs, said they will be developing a relationship with universities in Kazakhstan to collaborate in research and educati...

Executive director steps down, reflects on career

Executive director steps down, reflects on career

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019


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

Cougar Health Services’ (CHS) executive director will step down from her position due to family obligations. Renee Coleman-Mitchell, CHS executive director, said she will leave WSU on March 15. She said she began her career at CHS in September of 2016. Coleman-Mitchell said her job consisted...

ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2019


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

In response to proposed Title IX alterations, student body leaders from colleges and universities across the country signed a list of complaints regarding their issues with them. The Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX standards related to how universities and colleges address sexu...

Comments on proposed Title IX changes to open again

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

WSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is re-opening its online submission forms to accept additional responses from students and groups on campus for the proposed changes to Title IX. Kimberly Anderson, executive director of compliance and OEO, said Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex-bas...

Regents approve $5.6 million settlement

Regents approve $5.6 million settlement

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

The Board of Regents approved a settlement of up to $5.26 million for a class-action lawsuit about a data breach that occurred around two years ago. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said the final settlement has not happened yet. The Board determined that WSU President...

Deciding school snow days

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019


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

With the onslaught of snow recently in all of Washington, many students are begging their school officials to give them another snow day. Two groups made up of WSU officials decide if the Pullman campus will operate as normal during inclement weather. The first group of WSU officials meet at 4:45...

Schulz says deficit to decrease by millions

Schulz says deficit to decrease by millions

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019


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

The $30 million deficit at WSU caused by reserve overspending is projected to decrease to $3.5 million by the end of the 2019 fiscal year. WSU President Kirk Schulz said he formed a fiscal health advisory committee comprised of student government representatives such as GPSA, Faculty Senate and other...

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Adam Jussel, former director of the Center for Community Standards (CCS), stepped down after serving in that role since 2013. Jussel said he will become the dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He said he was drawn by the university itself and believes it is the next, best step...

Board of Regents approve baseball project, Cosmic Crisp funds

Board of Regents approve baseball project, Cosmic Crisp funds

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

This story has been updated to add another proposal the Board of Regents approved. The Board of Regents approved to redesign Bailey-Brayton Field and to support marketing efforts for the Cosmic Crisp apple on Friday at the Board of Regents retreat in Seattle. The $10 million project, also known as Back to Omaha (BTO), will be covered through private donations, according to a pr...

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019


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

WSU English professor Donna Potts was selected to serve as chair of the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Potts said she was encouraged by Ashley Boyd, assistant professor in the English department, to run for the open position because of her commitment to the department. “I’m...

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