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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 26, 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 16, 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 12, 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 11, 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,...

WSU undergoes accreditation review

WSU undergoes accreditation review

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities began its on-site review as a part of the accreditation process with an open forum yesterday. The commission serves as the authoritative body for quality of education and effectiveness of colleges and universities in the Northwest and is recognized...

New Medical Director hopes to partner with students

New Medical Director hopes to partner with students

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The new Health & Wellness Services medical director told students and faculty about her plans to increase collaboration with the university and create a culture of wellness at WSU. Dr. Bonnie de Vries, who has been at WSU for a week, said she is looking forward to fostering the relationship between...

New library funding saves academic journals

New library funding saves academic journals

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

With the cost of academic journal subscriptions rising every year and pressure to reduce spending, WSU Libraries were in a tight spot. The libraries would not have been able to afford all the current academic journals and meet spending reduction requirements imposed on all the university’s units...

WSU to add 12 degrees

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The WSU Global campus is in the process of approving 12 new online degrees, according to David Cillay, vice president for Academic Outreach and Innovation. During his State of the University address last week, WSU President Kirk Schulz announced the new programs, but didn’t mention specifics. Cillay...

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, News, PDFs, Sports, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

Newly released financial figures show WSU Athletics accounts for roughly half the drop in university savings, which administrators have used to justify system-wide spending cuts of 2.5 percent. Officials have traditionally said the athletics budget is separate from the university’s, and that athletics...

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