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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...

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

James Short Jr. passes away at 93

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Research, WSU Pullman campus

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU's Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU announced his passing in a Facebook post Friday morning. WSU dedicated Wilson-Short Hall, then known as Wilson Hall, to Short in 2009. Wilson-Short H...

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...

Bernardo calls faculty balance a priority

Bernardo calls faculty balance a priority

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Showcase

Provost Dan Bernardo identified the proportion of tenured to non-tenured faculty as the most important issue for achieving the “Drive to 25” during a presentation to the Faculty Senate at its last meeting of the school year. Bernardo pointed to fixing this imbalance as the highest priority for...

Anthropology professor to lead Faculty Senate

Anthropology professor to lead Faculty Senate

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News

The Faculty Senate’s chair for 2018-2019 said she wants university educators to know they hold influence and can make a difference. Chair-elect Jeannette Mageo, an anthropology professor, has been a senator for several years and said she was thrilled and surprised to be elected. “I thought...

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Football, News, PDFs, Sports, Top-feature, Transparency, WSU

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...

Foundation leader outlines future of securing donations

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News

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...

Faculty Regent proposal stalls in state gov’t

Faculty Regent proposal stalls in state gov’t

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, Top-feature

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,...

Faculty say forgiven debt unfair to other colleges

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News

The decision to forgive the $3.2 million  College of Arts and Sciences debt struck some faculty as an unfair advantage for one college and a breach of President Kirk Schulz’s promise that each university unit would handle its own financial situation. When Schulz announced the college’s debt forgiveness...

Student Affairs outlines finances

Student Affairs outlines finances

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

Vice president of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales explained her department’s finances and restructuring progress to the Faculty Senate on Thursday. Gonzales said the division’s $160-million budget was part of the reason it began a restructuring process. They have $45 million in reserves, she...

Fac Senate updated on govt relations

Fac Senate updated on  govt relations

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU government relations representative spoke at Thursday night’s Faculty Senate meeting to inform senators of the relationship between the government and the university. Colleen Kerr, vice president of External Affairs and Government Relations, gave the presentation and said her office focuses...

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...

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