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Kelly Ward passes away at 54

Kelly Ward passes away at 54

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 9, 2018


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

Kelly Ward, vice provost for faculty development and recognition in the College of Education, died Sunday at the age of 54. Ward passed away as a result of injuries following an accident on July 3, according to a letter from WSU Provost Dan Bernardo. "Kelly will likely be most remembered as a champion...

Judge won’t recuse self in Riser case

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Thomas Rice, the judge presiding over a case involving former WSU employee Darryl Riser suing WSU and multiple university administrators including President Kirk Schulz, has denied Riser’s motion for recusal based on alleged bias. Riser’s motion for recusal was based on nine points, including...

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

US Secretary of Agriculture tours WSU

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 2, 2018


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

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited WSU on Monday as part of a tour of Eastern Washington and land grant universities with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA. Perdue began his tour in Spokane before making his way to Pullman, according to a press release. Once on campus, he walked through...

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

Workers raise concerns over conditions of Waller Hall

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 28, 2018


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

WSU will reopen Waller Hall this fall to house the largest freshman class in school history. A projected incoming class of over 4,300 students looking for on-campus housing caused the need for Waller Hall, which closed after the spring 2015 semester, to reopen, Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing ...

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

Schulz, WSU break ground on new plant sciences building

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, Local, News, Research, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

WSU broke ground on its new plant sciences building, the V. Lane Rawlins Research and Education Complex, Wednesday morning. The state of Washington will provide $52 million in funding for the project, according to a WSU news release. Construction of the building is expected to be finished by January...

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

WSU creates clear bag policy for football games

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


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

Fans attending home football games at Martin Stadium this season will have to use a clear bag for their belongings due to a new athletics policy. The new policy states bags must be clear PVC, vinyl or plastic and cannot exceed a certain size, according to a WSU Athletics press release. Other appropriate...

ASWSU won’t block students on Twitter

ASWSU won’t block students on Twitter

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News

ASWSU President Savannah Rogers and Vice President Tyler Parchem use social media accounts tied to their positions in office to engage with the community and disperse information among constituents. However, with a federal court decision in May establishing that President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter users due...

Leaders hope to increase stadium access

Leaders hope to increase stadium access

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 14, 2018


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

ASWSU President Savannah Rogers and Vice President Tyler Parchem listed opening Martin Stadium for public use and shutting off the field’s lights as two of their goals during their first 100 days in office. Opening the stadium has been a priority for students since its closing a couple of years...

Riser files motion for recusal of judge

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Darryl Riser, the former WSU employee suing the university for allegedly firing him in retaliation for whistleblowing on ethics violations, has filed a motion calling for presiding Judge Thomas Rice to recuse himself and appoint another judge to the case. The motion, filed last week, states “[Riser]...

Regents approve athletics budget plan

Regents approve athletics budget plan

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

June 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

The WSU Board of Regents unanimously approved all three parts of a new athletics budget plan designed to address the department's deficit in the coming years during a retreat Friday. The plan, which relies on student fee revenue more than doubling by fiscal year 2022, was designed to address a more...

Regents to vote on new athletics budget plan

Regents to vote on new athletics budget plan

DYLAN GREENE and IAN SMAY

June 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Sports

The WSU Board of Regents will decide on a proposed budget designed to address the over $60 million deficit facing the athletic department at a meeting in Woodinville on Friday. The group will also take action on three addition agenda items, including the budget and financing plan for a new human resources...

Athletics budgets 27 percent increase in revenue, record ticket sales, higher fees

Athletics budgets 27 percent increase in revenue, record ticket sales, higher fees

IAN SMAY and DYLAN GREENE

May 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Pullman Community, Sports, Top-feature

A new budget plan released by WSU Athletics on Thursday counts on student fees doubling by fiscal year 2022 to help address the more than $60 million deficit facing the department. The plan, released ahead of next week’s WSU Board of Regents meeting where the group plans on addressing the defici...

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