The Daily Evergreen

Demand for admin pay cuts grows

Demand for admin pay cuts grows

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

Fliers telling the administration to “Go do your god damn jobs” appeared on campus during the first weekend of December. “This deficit crisis, and your handling of it, are unacceptable,” the anonymous fliers addressed to the administrators read. In late October, WSU President Kirk Schulz...

WSU extensions will face reduced budgets

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

Several WSU extension offices and programs across the state will be face budget changes. According to the budget memo sent to all College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences’ faculty and staff on Nov. 1, three main changes will occur. The first change affects the administrative...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Research, Showcase

For the first time, a team of WSU researchers observed and recorded the formation of hexagonal diamonds from graphite, which occurred in nanoseconds. The hexagonal diamonds, also called lonsdaleite, are about 60 percent stronger than stones used for engagement rings, which are typically formed during...

Regents OK two research buildings

Regents OK two research buildings

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

WSU’s Board of Regents met for two days at the Vancouver campus just before Thanksgiving break to give final approval for building designs, set forth a lobbying agenda and consider a letter of disapproval regarding charging for electronic public records. The Regents approved design proposals for...

WSU employees, students call for administrative salary cuts

WSU employees, students call for administrative salary cuts

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

More than 500 current and former WSU faculty, staff and students have signed a proposal as of Sunday to balance the $30 million budget deficit by cutting the salaries of administrators that make six figures a year by at least 10 percent. Specifically, there would be a 10 percent cut for administrators making betwe...

Student Affairs to reduce travel costs, hold positions vacant

Student Affairs to reduce travel costs, hold positions vacant

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 21, 2017


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

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales held a closed meeting Monday with full-time staff of the division to discuss reducing travel expenses and maintaining vacant positions. The Evergreen followed up with her the next morning for an individual meeting during which Gonzales explained h...

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017


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

WSU President Kirk Schulz’s trip to the Samoan Islands in late August ran a tab of over $6,500, according to Schulz's travel expense records. First-class plane tickets were the greatest expense. Schulz and a small group of Pullman community leaders traveled to the Samoan Islands in late Augu...

CAHNRS dean candidates to visit Pullman

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Four finalists for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences dean position will visit WSU during the two weeks after Thanksgiving break. This is the college’s second attempt to recruit a new dean to replace Ron Mittelhammer, who plans to retire. Earlier this year, two of the f...

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2017


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

Two programs face cuts as university lowers spending

Tax reform bill would disproportionately impact grad students

Tax reform bill would disproportionately impact grad students

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Administration, GPSA, News, Top-feature, Transparency

In an effort to overhaul the tax code, Congressional Republicans have proposed categorizing tuition waivers as taxable income, a provision that would severely impact graduate students. Josh Munroe, Graduate and Professional Student Association’s vice president of Legislative Affairs, has been talking...

University to budget without state

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Politics

WSU will likely have to handle its budget woes without assistance from the state government. Sen. Mark Schoesler, who was the state’s senate majority leader until Tuesday’s elections, said he had not seen any indication from lawmakers or university officials that the state government would intervene...

CAS professors may face greater teaching load amid budget cuts

CAS professors may face greater teaching load amid budget cuts

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Top-feature

The College of Arts and Sciences has requested data on its faculty’s accomplishments over the past five years, leaving some professors with concerns about the data being used to increase teaching loads for those who are less productive in other areas. Donna Potts, an English professor in the college...

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