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ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

ASWSU leader opposes Title IX changes

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2019


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

In response to proposed Title IX alterations, student body leaders from colleges and universities across the country signed a list of complaints regarding their issues with them. The Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX standards related to how universities and colleges address sexu...

Comments on proposed Title IX changes to open again

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

WSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is re-opening its online submission forms to accept additional responses from students and groups on campus for the proposed changes to Title IX. Kimberly Anderson, executive director of compliance and OEO, said Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex-bas...

Regents approve $5.6 million settlement

Regents approve $5.6 million settlement

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

The Board of Regents approved a settlement of up to $5.26 million for a class-action lawsuit about a data breach that occurred around two years ago. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said the final settlement has not happened yet. The Board determined that WSU President...

Deciding school snow days

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Pullman Community, Safety, WSU Pullman campus

With the onslaught of snow recently in all of Washington, many students are begging their school officials to give them another snow day. Two groups made up of WSU officials decide if the Pullman campus will operate as normal during inclement weather. The first group of WSU officials meet at 4:45...

Schulz says deficit to decrease by millions

Schulz says deficit to decrease by millions

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2019


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

The $30 million deficit at WSU caused by reserve overspending is projected to decrease to $3.5 million by the end of the 2019 fiscal year. WSU President Kirk Schulz said he formed a fiscal health advisory committee comprised of student government representatives such as GPSA, Faculty Senate and other...

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

Director of the Center for Community Standards resigns after six years

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Adam Jussel, former director of the Center for Community Standards (CCS), stepped down after serving in that role since 2013. Jussel said he will become the dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He said he was drawn by the university itself and believes it is the next, best step...

Board of Regents approve baseball project, Cosmic Crisp funds

Board of Regents approve baseball project, Cosmic Crisp funds

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen news editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

This story has been updated to add another proposal the Board of Regents approved. The Board of Regents approved to redesign Bailey-Brayton Field and to support marketing efforts for the Cosmic Crisp apple on Friday at the Board of Regents retreat in Seattle. The $10 million project, also known as Back to Omaha (BTO), will be covered through private donations, according to a pr...

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

English department chair hopes to advocate for faculty

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU English professor Donna Potts was selected to serve as chair of the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Potts said she was encouraged by Ashley Boyd, assistant professor in the English department, to run for the open position because of her commitment to the department. “I’m...

WSU regents will debate school funding

WSU regents will debate school funding

CARMEN JARMILLO, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The WSU Board of Regents will begin a two-day retreat for their first meeting of the new year today at SeaTac. Regents plan to discuss and approve funding for expansions to the Bailey-Brayton Field as well as marketing of WSU's Cosmic Crisp Apple. With regards to Bailey-Brayton Field, regents will...

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

Campus leaders lobby for more mental health services

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2019


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

As the Washington State Legislature continues its session this month, GPSA has been lobbying for certain issues affecting students such as mental health. GPSA is lobbying to raise awareness about student’s needs regarding mental health services, said Josh Munroe, GPSA vice president of legislativ...

Schulz requests pay raise for staff

Schulz requests pay raise for staff

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

January 11, 2019


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

WSU President Kirk Schulz and other presidents of public universities in Washington sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking for a pay raise for faculty and staff. Schulz said pay raises will come from funding provided by the state. Every two years, the university asks for a certain percentage of salary...

Grad school dean hopes to make ‘bigger moves’

Grad school dean hopes to make ‘bigger moves’

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

January 7, 2019


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

This story has been updated to reflect the correct number of graduate students who earn a doctoral diploma from WSU every year. The newly-appointed dean of WSU’s graduate school hopes to continue the improvement student and faculty experience. Lisa Gloss was appointed as interim dean of the g...

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