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Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

Budget issues rooted in 2014 loan forgiveness

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Top-feature

Faculty Senate Chair Judi McDonald read aloud financial figures at a Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting outlining a series of forgiven loans within the university, which are some of the root causes of WSU’s current financial woes. The university’s reserves were used to forgive loans totaling $48.9...

Tri-Cities to delay spending cuts on campus

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU Tri-Cities has begun to reduce its spending in accordance with the university’s 2.5 percent budget cuts, but administrators are waiting for the incoming chancellor to arrive before making recommendations to WSU President Kirk Schulz. Because of the transition in leadership, the campus is “in...

WSU Everett to consolidate resources

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Everett

With a campus-wide plan to reduce spending and increase revenue, WSU Everett will cut spending by restructuring their resources. With less than 200 students enrolling this past spring, Everett is the smallest WSU campus. “We are a small staff and many of us wear multiple professional hats,” Paul Pit...

Cultural competency could expand to new students

Cultural competency could expand to new students

ZARA CRUDEN, Evergreen reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, ASWSU, News

Another WSU program could join the ranks of violence prevention, substance abuse and consent education courses for incoming students. Students and university officials have created a work group that will build a plan for implementing mandatory cultural competency training in either new student orientation...

Three administrators sued

Three administrators sued

FORREST HOLT, REBECCA WHITE, and LINH NGUYEN

January 29, 2018


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

A tenured WSU researcher is suing her department chair, college dean and the university provost, saying they discriminated against her, invaded her privacy and retaliated against her for speaking out. Tracy L. Skaer, a pharmacotherapy researcher at Spokane campus’ College of Pharmacy, is suing John...

Regents hold retreat in SeaTac

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The Board of Regents, WSU’s highest governing body, began its retreat in SeaTac on Thursday night and will hold more meetings Friday. The board will not vote on any policy changes, but will receive presentations and information on open educational resources, student conduct and financial trends. Universities...

WSU behind on discrimination policy rewrite

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

Revisions to the university’s policy on discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, also known as Executive Policy 15, which administration and student activists agreed to rewrite by the beginning of this semester, have yet to be completed. Phil Weiler, WSU Vice President of Mark...

Faculty to consider combining Arts and Sciences departments

Faculty to consider combining Arts and Sciences departments

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

A Faculty Senate proposal could merge three departments into one. If passed, the proposal would combine the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures with Comparative Ethnic Studies and American Studies. The proposal will be presented to the Faculty Senate this semester, according to a letter...

CAHNRS has new dean from University of Arizona

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen news editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Pullman campus

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Science (CAHNRS) has a new dean. André-Denis Girard Wright, director of the University of Arizona’s School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, will replace interim dean Ron Mittelhammer on June 1. “It is a wonderful opportunity...

Faculty hear INTO proposal

Faculty hear INTO proposal

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Faculty, News, Showcase

The year’s first Faculty Senate meeting focused on a plan to enroll more international students and the Performing Arts program’s future. Asif Chaudhry, vice president of International Programs, spoke to the Senate about WSU’s strategy to increase revenue by enrolling more international students...

WSU chooses new Tri-Cities chancellor

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, WSU Tri-Cities

WSU President Kirk Schulz made his pick for a new Tri-Cities campus chancellor over the winter break, choosing a former Colorado university dean to run the satellite campus. The new chancellor, Sandra Haynes, a senior administrator at Metropolitan State University of Denver, was one of four outside hire choi...

Schulz’s ‘buried’ budget legacy

Schulz’s ‘buried’ budget legacy

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2018


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

This isn’t WSU President Kirk Schulz’s first time handling a budget crisis. Before arriving in Pullman, he oversaw Kansas State University across nearly a decade of scarce funding. Now, after a semester of backlash against his administration over program and personnel cuts, WSU’s plight and...

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