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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...

Colleges plan for reduced spending

Colleges plan for reduced spending

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU colleges and other units are finalizing plans to cut spending by 2.5 percent in the current fiscal year, as required by President Kirk Schulz's plan to eliminate the university's deficit within three years. WSU has overspent its budget by $20-$30 million annually since 2014, and has supplemented this defi...

Faculty criticize administration

Faculty criticize administration

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

In an emotional speech to the faculty senate, a professor whose position is slated to be eliminated said the university’s administration peddled false statements when justifying cutting the Performing Arts program. In a late October email, University President Kirk Schulz outlined university-wide...

Grad students’ stipends reduced

Grad students’ stipends reduced

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2017


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

Hundreds of teaching and research assistants could lose about a sixth of their incomes, raising concerns that reducing stipends could become a standard practice for the university. Early this month, about 350 teaching and research assistants in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture were...

University weighs budget cuts

University weighs budget cuts

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 27, 2017


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

It’s too early to tell where the Division of Student Affairs will find 2.5 percent of its state-allocated dollars to slash in order to meet WSU President Kirk Schulz’s university-wide mandate to curb spending. In a memo sent to college deans and his cabinet, Schulz described his plan to soften...

Performing Arts speaks out

Performing Arts speaks out

REBECCA WHITE and SANG JUNG

October 25, 2017


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

Performing arts students vented their frustrations toward university leadership, and the budget cut that will soon end their program, during an ASWSU meeting Wednesday. Their goal, Stage President Aryn Allen said, was to dissuade WSU President Kirk Schulz from cutting the funding that makes up the theater facility, their supporting fac...

Performing Arts program to end amid university-wide budget cuts

Performing Arts program to end amid university-wide budget cuts

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Top-feature

President Kirk Schulz formally announced sweeping budget cuts, in an email sent out to WSU students and staff yesterday, which included ending the Performing Arts program. The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Office of Equity and Diversity, Finance and Administration, Student Affairs and...

WSU’s corporate partners strengthen relations

WSU’s corporate partners strengthen relations

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

While universities seek investors and employment pipelines for their students, corporations seek access to pools of young and educated potential employees. Partnerships between universities and corporations are becoming more commonplace, according to a study published in the academic journal Research...

WSU taking feedback on charging for electronic records

WSU taking feedback on charging for electronic records

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Local, News, WSU Pullman campus

More are requesting public records, but fewer want printed copies, meaning WSU’s public records office does much of its work free of charge for the requesters. Officials from WSU’s public records office proposed rule changes that would allow the university to charge for electronic copies of public...

WSU Foundation CEO picked

WSU Foundation CEO picked

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The university chose a new WSU Foundation chief executive officer and vice president for advancement last week. Lisa Calvert, most recently the Texas Tech University Foundation’s CEO, brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education fundraising and development. Calvert will oversee...

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