The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Academic student employees march toward WSU Pullmans French Administration Building to present their petition to the administration at a rally, May 4.

WSU stalls unionization for student employees

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor August 1, 2022

Nearly three months after academic student employees filed a petition to unionize, WSU is stalling their progress and questioning research assistants' role in the bargaining unit.  “The longer they...

Throughout her time at WSU, Jill Creighton, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students/deputy Title IX coordinator, met with ASWSU, hosted a podcast for NASPA and finished her doctorate degree.

Dean of Students will leave WSU, embark on new adventure in China

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor June 30, 2022

From the wheat fields of Pullman to the classical gardens of Suzhou, China, Jill Creighton is taking her passions worldwide, closing the chapter on her time at WSU starting July 1. In Feb. 2019, Creighton...

After launching a three-year financial recovery plan in 2016, WSU President Kirk Schulz turned a $30 million deficit into a $28 million surplus for the universitys budget.

President Schulz receives $125,000 pay raise for ‘unprecedented’ financial leadership

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor June 16, 2022

Editor’s note: some names have been left out to protect their identity. As of July 1, WSU President Kirk Schulz will receive a 20% increase in his annual base salary – his first pay raise since...

WSU will increase tuition rates by 2.4%, the maximum amount allowed by law, to stabilize the universitys budget amid rising inflation and declining enrollment.

Board of Regents justifies 2.4% tuition increase

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor May 12, 2022

The Board of Regents voted unanimously on May 6 to increase tuition by 2.4% for the 2022-23 academic year for undergraduate and graduate students.  Increasing tuition rates by the maximum amount allowed...

After launching a three-year financial recovery plan in 2016, WSU President Kirk Schulz turned a $30 million deficit into a $28 million surplus for the universitys budget.

WSU staff to receive salary increase next year

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 20, 2022

WSU employees will receive a 2.5-3.25% salary increase effective next fiscal year. Beginning on July 1, classified staff will get a pay increase of 3.25%. Faculty, graduate assistants and administrative...

On campus, students under the age of 21 may be reported for being in the same room with drugs, even if they did not consume the substance.

Campus cannabis policies ensure federal funding, financial aid

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 14, 2022

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, WSU prohibits the use, possession, manufacture or distribution of cannabis on campus to maintain federal funding for scholarships and research.  Jill...

An initiative introduced in February aimed to reduce the number of standing meetings on Fridays and encouraged department leaders to limit virtual meetings to 45 minutes.

Survey released to gauge success of university work-life balance initiative

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 13, 2022

WSU Human Resource Services released a survey Tuesday to evaluate this year's new work-life balance initiatives. WSU announced in February the beginning of a program that would suggest limiting or avoiding...

A $1.5 million gift will be used to focus on the Carson College of Businesss top priorities, such as student engagement and diversity.

Anonymous donor gifts $1.5 million to WSU Accounting Department

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 12, 2022

The WSU Accounting Department received a $1.5 million anonymous gift last week, which will be used to address student engagement, diversity and curriculum improvements. The donation will be instrumental...

The Services and Activities Fee committee voted to increase the fee to make up for declining tuition rates and increased inflation.

Services and Activities Fee Committee votes to increase fee to $559

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor April 11, 2022

Members of the Services and Activities Fee Committee voted to increase the fee from $540 to $559, hoping this 3.5% increase will offset declining enrollment rates and rising inflation. The Board of...

There has been a demographic shift in college-aged students over the last several years, said Saichi Oba, vice provost for enrollment management.

Graduating class sees rise in diversity among students

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter April 11, 2022

With the largest proportion of students of color, especially among the Black and Hispanic communities, the graduating class of 2022 is one of the most diverse in WSU history. Saichi Oba, vice provost...

Inflation and decreased enrollment rates, both of which are connected to the pandemic, influenced WSU’s proposal to increase tuition rates by 2.5%.

Tuition increases reflect inflation, minimum wage

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2022

WSU has increased tuition for the past five years and proposed another 2.5% increase for the 2022-23 school year. During those five years, WSU increased tuition by the maximum amount allowed by law three...

Award-winning journalist Ann Curry will receive the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Murrow Symposium.

Murrow Symposium returns to Pullman

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor April 4, 2022

The Murrow Symposium is returning to the Pullman campus for the first time in three years and will offer students the chance to connect and learn from communication industry professionals. “We came...

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