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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...

Frost named next WSU student regent

Frost named next WSU student regent

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News, WSU Pullman campus

Gov. Jay Inslee has selected former ASWSU President Jordan Frost as the next WSU student regent. Frost announced his new role on Facebook Wednesday evening after Gov. Inslee informed him of selection that morning. "I screamed and jumped up and down and kind of freaked out," Frost said. "I was v...

Judge dismisses claims against Schulz, two others

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

The judge presiding over a lawsuit involving former WSU employee Darryl Riser's claims of civil rights and whistleblower law violations dismissed the actions against three of the named defendants, including President Kirk Schulz. Judge Thomas Rice filed the order on April 24. Rice said Riser "fai...

University names new CAS dean

University names new CAS dean

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

WSU named Matthew Jockers as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences today after months of searching for a new leader for the school. Jockers comes to WSU from the University of Nebraska, where he served as an associate dean for research and partnerships and a professor of English in the...

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...

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