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WSU to add 12 degrees

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2018

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 4, 2018

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...

WSU settles over ‘offensive language’

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen asst. news editor

April 2, 2018

Last year, WSU signed a $31,000 settlement with a former athletics administrator after he used what a university spokesman called “inappropriate and offensive language.” According to the settlement documents, which were obtained by a public record request of all settlements signed by the university ...

Foundation leader outlines future of securing donations

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018

The university’s chief fundraiser said at a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday that she plans to bring in more and bigger donations, as well as improve the WSU Foundation’s operations. Lisa Calvert, vice president for advancement and WSU Foundation CEO, said that to sustain its philanthropy, the...

WSU absorbs news sources into Insider

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018

The WSU News website and electronic newsletter is now part of WSU Insider, in a merger of the university’s major news sources. Phil Weiler, vice president of marketing and communications, said it was part of a continued effort to create a more effective vehicle for communicating with WSU faculty...

AVP candidate says challenges, feedback engages students

AVP candidate says challenges, feedback engages students

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018

Ellen Taylor, candidate for the associate vice president of student engagement position, emphasized the relationship between long-term challenges students undertake and lasting engagement during a presentation to campus Wednesday. Currently an Associate Vice President for Student Life at the University...

Students call out unmet demands

Students call out unmet demands

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018

Students walked out of a workshop held by a senior university administrator Tuesday, calling for action on the demands student activists made during a sit-in in August. The students called for a public statement in support of the demands, which included drafting a university definition of ...

Schulz delivers second State of the University

Schulz delivers second State of the University

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2018

At his second State of the University Address, WSU President Kirk Schulz emphasized steps the school has made toward becoming a top-25 research institution. “We are Washington State University,” Schulz said. “We always need something to aspire to.” Schulz specifically pointed to new research...

Student Conduct rewrite carries into next school year

Student Conduct rewrite carries into next school year

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018

After more than a year of operating on emergency rules and month-long delays in the revision process, WSU officials expect the rewrite of the Student Conduct Code to carry into next semester, with potential implemented in January 2019. Student leaders on the Student Conduct rewrite task force said...

WSU dairy to expand

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018

Due to the high cost of equipment and expansion, Ferdinand’s proposal to CAHNRS to purchase millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment to increase production will be extended to a three-year process. The initial proposal included purchasing a large amount of new equipment at a cost higher than...

Faculty Regent proposal stalls in state gov’t

Faculty Regent proposal stalls in state gov’t

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2018

A bill that would have allowed a faculty member to sit on the Board of Regents at both WSU and University of Washington remains stagnant in state government, despite university officials supporting the idea and the position being common at other institutions. Joan Wu, WSU’s faculty legislative representative,...

AVP finalist stresses success, diversity for colleges

AVP finalist stresses success, diversity for colleges

SANG JUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 22, 2018

Michael Preston, candidate for the associate vice president of student engagement, discussed his strategy for structuring student success and diversity with faculty and staff Wednesday. Since July 2015, Preston has served as executive director of the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities....

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