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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

After launching a three-year financial recovery plan in 2016, WSU President Kirk Schulz turned a $30 million deficit into a $28 million surplus for the universitys budget.

WSU staff to receive salary increase next year

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter April 20, 2022

WSU employees will receive a 2.5-3.25% salary increase effective next fiscal year. Beginning on July 1, classified staff will get a pay increase of 3.25%. Faculty, graduate assistants and administrative...

An initiative introduced in February aimed to reduce the number of standing meetings on Fridays and encouraged department leaders to limit virtual meetings to 45 minutes.

Survey released to gauge success of university work-life balance initiative

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter April 13, 2022

WSU Human Resource Services released a survey Tuesday to evaluate this year's new work-life balance initiatives. WSU announced in February the beginning of a program that would suggest limiting or avoiding...

A $1.5 million gift will be used to focus on the Carson College of Businesss top priorities, such as student engagement and diversity.

Anonymous donor gifts $1.5 million to WSU Accounting Department

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2022

The WSU Accounting Department received a $1.5 million anonymous gift last week, which will be used to address student engagement, diversity and curriculum improvements. The donation will be instrumental...

A student walks past Heald Hall on April 4.

Facilities Services plans for Heald Hall demolition

PUNEET BSANTI April 5, 2022

WSU Facilities Services received the go-ahead to start planning Heald Hall’s demolition and the building that will replace it.   Heald Hall, known as the biological sciences building, houses...

Award-winning journalist Ann Curry will receive the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Murrow Symposium.

Murrow Symposium returns to Pullman

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor April 4, 2022

The Murrow Symposium is returning to the Pullman campus for the first time in three years and will offer students the chance to connect and learn from communication industry professionals. “We came...

Students studying in the Spark, Feb. 22.

WSU changes grade terminology: ‘freshmen’ to ‘first-year student’

ELENA ADAIR April 1, 2022

Next fall, students coming to WSU for the first time will be referred to as “first-year students” and not “freshmen.” Bill Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement,...

Eric Shelden will assume the responsibilities of Faculty Senate chair during the 2023-24 school year.

WSU faculty senators choose chair-elect

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor March 26, 2022

Faculty Senators voted for Eric Shelden, School of Molecular Biology associate professor, as their chair-elect during their meeting Thursday.  Of the 86 faculty senators, 63 cast votes and one...

“A lot of how we attract and keep students is how we help them afford their education,” said Saichi Oba, vice provost for enrollment management.

Faculty Senators reflect on declining enrollment rates

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2022

WSU Faculty Senators discussed declining enrollment and upcoming payment plans during their meeting Thursday.  Enrollment  Undergraduate enrollment at public four-year institutions around the country...

Nine WSU researchers received funding from the Commercialization Gap Fund to help their projects make an economic impact.

Commercialization Gap Fund awarded to WSU researchers

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer February 23, 2022

The Commercialization Gap Fund awarded funding to WSU scientist, Kuen-Ren “Roland” Chen, for developing an improved method for treating age-related eye diseases.  Chen, an assistant professor in...

Faculty senators heard a presentation from professor Steve Bollens, WSUs advocate to the state legislature, at their meeting Thursday.

Faculty Senate prepares to elect new chair March 22

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 22, 2022

Faculty senators have until March 22 to elect their next chair. The two candidates running for Faculty Senate Chair are anthropology professor Jeannette Mageo and molecular biosciences professor Eric...

When professors test positive for COVID-19 and have to be absent, department heads may choose to move the class to Zoom temporarily or have a temporary instructor.

COVID-19-positive professors manage absences with alternative teaching formats

ELENA ADAIR February 15, 2022

COVID-19-positive instructors have adapted their teaching formats using online resources and guest teachers to fill in the gaps caused by their absence. Any professor that requests time off or is in...

Proposals must relate to inclusivity, diversity, equity and access by containing a component like teaching practices that close equity gaps when it comes to student performance.

Smith Teaching and Learning Grant applications due March 14

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2022

WSU faculty with innovative ideas can apply for a Smith Teaching and Learning Grant of up to $5,000. The deadline to apply is March 14, according to WSU Insider. The proposals must relate to inclusivity,...

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