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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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, Evergreen reporter 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, Evergreen reporter 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, Evergreen reporter 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...

Students studying in the Spark, Feb. 22.

WSU changes grade terminology: ‘freshmen’ to ‘first-year student’

ELENA ADAIR April 1, 2022

Next fall, students coming to WSU for the first time will be referred to as “first-year students” and not “freshmen.” Bill Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement,...

ASWSU President-Elect Jacob Martinez hugs ASWSU vice president-elect Kiana Parsi as ASWSU President Brian Patrick and ASWSU Vice President Alexander Pan enter the room to deliver the news of their win. Martinez and Parsi found out about their victory at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Compton Union Building room 208.

Martinez, Parsi win ASWSU presidential race

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 23, 2022

The faces of WSU's student government are shifting after Jacob Martinez and Kiana Parsi won the ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential election Wednesday night. “Thank you so much. Me and Kiana...

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