The Daily Evergreen

Former employee sues WSU, Schulz

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU and various administrators, including President Kirk Schulz, were named in a lawsuit by a former employee filed in April. The suit, filed by Darryl Riser of Colton, alleges WSU and the administrators violated his Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment of due process and equal protection rights in thei...

Chun hires new Cougar Athletic Fund director

Chun hires new Cougar Athletic Fund director

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Sports

WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun announced the hiring of Mitch Straub as senior associate athletic director of the Cougar Athletic Fund on Wednesday during an interview with Pullman Radio Morning News. Straub was the associate director of development at Ohio State University before he decided to...

Vet Med students decry raise in tuition

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The recent tuition increases approved by the WSU Board of Regents at their May meeting will affect students in various departments of the university. The College of Veterinary Medicine received a 7 percent increase for both resident and non-resident students for the 2018-19 academic year. The request...

Wolf researcher resigns in settlement with WSU

Wolf researcher resigns in settlement with WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 15, 2018


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

Robert Wielgus, the wolf researcher in the center of a conflict with the university over his work, has reached a settlement with WSU resulting in his resignation on Monday. Wielgus will receive $300,000 as a part of the settlement, according to a news release from the Public Employees for Environmental...

Regents to address $67 million Athletics deficit in June meeting

Regents to address $67 million Athletics deficit in June meeting

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The WSU Board of Regents decided not to address the estimated $67 million deficit facing Athletics in their May meeting, instead choosing to address the issue at their June meeting. The Board never intended to take action on the issue during their May meeting, Phil Weiler, WSU Vice President for Marketing...

Student sues for handling of racist incidents

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Crime, Greek, News

A student has filed a lawsuit in federal court against WSU for its handling of an alleged racial incident at a fraternity in February 2015. Dominique Stewart, a then-18-year-old African-American student at WSU, attended a party at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity on Feb. 21, 2015, when a member of the ...

Regents raise tuition rates for next year

Regents raise tuition rates for next year

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2 percent tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year at their meeting in Spokane on Tuesday. This increase will cause in-state undergraduate students to pay $190 more than last year, bringing the total to over $9,700, according to a WSU news release. Phil...

WSU Regents to consider 2 percent tuition hike

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Spokane

The WSU Board of Regents will determine whether to raise students' tuition next fall this Friday at a meeting in Spokane.   Due to the state legislature’s approval of a 2.2 percent increase in tuition for state universities and colleges last July, undergraduate in-state tuition is expected to...

Student Affairs leaders divvy work-study

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

For the first time, the Division of Student Affairs decided to allocate work-study funding at the executive level, an adjustment to the process of distributing nearly $1 million in student employee wages. Work-study, which funds hundreds of student jobs, comes from a combination of federal, state...

WSU leaning more on state for funding

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

WSU is depending on the state government for a larger proportion of its revenue due to cuts to the price of tuition and increased spending on instruction at the new College of Medicine. The university relied on the state government for 17 percent of its revenue in 2015 and 20 percent in 2017, according...

Bernardo calls faculty balance a priority

Bernardo calls faculty balance a priority

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Showcase

Provost Dan Bernardo identified the proportion of tenured to non-tenured faculty as the most important issue for achieving the “Drive to 25” during a presentation to the Faculty Senate at its last meeting of the school year. Bernardo pointed to fixing this imbalance as the highest priority for...

WSU passed accreditation evaluation, commended

WSU passed accreditation evaluation, commended

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2018


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

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities gave its evaluation feedback, which included commendation of the administration’s inclusion and transparency efforts, to end its on-campus WSU visit Wednesday. The evaluating team, led by University of Alaska Fairbanks Provost Susan Henrichs,...

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