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The council plans to look at current resource allocation in higher education around the nation to help them determine which budget model WSU will implement.

WSU council updating budget model

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

Members of the WSU Executive Budget Council are developing a mainstream budget model for all WSU campuses to better allocate university resources. The EBC was created to make the budget model for the...

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said wastewater testing has proved to be helpful. There is currently less than a one percent COVID-19 positivity rate on the WSU Pullman campus. 

WSU researchers test wastewater for COVID-19

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

WSU researchers are testing wastewater from the Pullman campus to detect traces of COVID-19.  “We are testing nine facilities on campus, most of these are the residence halls that have people,...

Challenges students face with the current system set-up are too great to be ignored, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Provost addresses faculty concerns about ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

Faculty Senate members presented constituent concerns and questions about ONEWSU to WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton during a senate meeting Thursday afternoon. ONEWSU, an initiative led by the WSU president...

“While each campus is unique, each campus is different and was created for a different reason,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

Structural changes to come with ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

University administration launched ONEWSU last month to start discussions about restructuring system priorities for WSU finances, leadership roles and research.   WSU President Kirk Schulz...

Only one department has announced they will halt admissions for fall 2021 so far, said Lisa Gloss, dean of WSU's Graduate School.

Department of Sociology not recruiting graduate students for fall 2021

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

The GPSA executive board discussed admissions for WSU graduate degree programs, as well as upcoming Professional Development Initiative events during a meeting Thursday. Rabayet Sadnan, GPSA awards...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football program's stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2021

A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

Open positions include president, vice president, vice president of legislative affairs, senators and college representatives.

Application opens for GPSA general election

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

GPSA executive members discussed recruiting graduate students for the upcoming general election during a meeting Thursday afternoon.  Applications for the election opened Feb. 1 and will close...

WSU’s COVID-19 respiratory care center is located in Bustad Hall, on the east side of campus.

COVID-19 respiratory center available to WSU students

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Cougar Health Services opened a new respiratory facility to treat WSU students who have more severe COVID-19 symptoms. For students to receive care at the facility, they need to be evaluated via telecommunication...

The USDA Plant Biosciences building will be the fifth addition to the university's Research and Educational Complex.

USDA research facility will replace Johnson Hall

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 3, 2021

WSU plans to replace Johnson Hall with a new federally-funded USDA research building as an addition to the university’s modern research complex.   Richard Koenig, chair of WSU’s Department...

Guy Palmer, regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases, said he hopes the dashboard will help mitigate the spread of the virus within the WSU community, as well as provide transparency to the community about the number of cases.

WSU creates new COVID-19 dashboard

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

WSU recently created a COVID-19 dashboard that allows students, staff and community members to get a better look at case numbers and other related data.  The dashboard shows positivity rates, positive...

The trend has been to move away from standardized tests in admission and focus on a holistic process, like considering extracurricular activities, said Paul Francis, executive director of the Washington Council of Presidents.

SAT, ACT requirements waved for incoming class of 2021

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

After College Board SAT tests were canceled across the country because of the pandemic, the Washington Council of Presidents worked with universities to dismiss SAT and ACT score requirements for the class...

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