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The council plans to look at current resource allocation in higher education around the nation to help them determine which budget model WSU will implement.

WSU council updating budget model

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2021

Members of the WSU Executive Budget Council are developing a mainstream budget model for all WSU campuses to better allocate university resources. The EBC was created to make the budget model for the...

Challenges students face with the current system set-up are too great to be ignored, WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said.

Provost addresses faculty concerns about ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

Faculty Senate members presented constituent concerns and questions about ONEWSU to WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton during a senate meeting Thursday afternoon. ONEWSU, an initiative led by the WSU president...

“It's been really hard on us trying to get them through school with all the expenses,” WSU parent Ginny Hundal-Halpin said. “I'm a single mom, so I'm trying to do what I can, but they've had to take out quite a bit of loans to help themselves.”

Parents, students have differing opinions about student loan forgiveness

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU parents and students have mixed feelings about President Joe Biden’s proposed student loan forgiveness plan.   Biden’s plan includes canceling $10,000 in direct federal student loans....

“While each campus is unique, each campus is different and was created for a different reason,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

Structural changes to come with ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

University administration launched ONEWSU last month to start discussions about restructuring system priorities for WSU finances, leadership roles and research.   WSU President Kirk Schulz...

Teams can have up to four students. Entrepreneurs will speak about what it is like to take an idea and bring it to life during a kickoff event.

Students will create solutions to serve community

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 8, 2021

WSU students have the opportunity to participate in WSU Creative Jam+, a virtual ‘design-a-thon’ where groups come up with solutions that will serve the community in response to COVID-19.   The...

Obioma, along with one other writer, are the only authors in history to be Booker Prize finalists for all their published books.

Visiting writers series highlights Booker Prize finalist

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 8, 2021

Chigozie Obioma, author of “The Fishermen” and English professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the featured guest for WSU's Visiting Writers Series fiction reading at 7 p.m. Feb. 10. The...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

Students will use a variety of online platforms to present their work to the judges on Zoom.

SURCA student and judge applications open

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 1, 2021

Applications for students and judges are now open for the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.  The virtual event will take place March 29. Students can compete and win...

“We really love to see students at any level connect with employers during the Career Expo, whether it be first-time freshmen or a senior looking for future employment,” ASCC associate director Amanda Morgan said.

Students able to sign up for virtual career expo

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 1, 2021

Students across all WSU campuses can attend a virtual career expo from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 12-4 p.m. Feb. 10.  The event is put on by the Academic Success and Career Center. The center...

“This will be my graduation,” said Jane McDonald, senior broadcast news major. “I will be proud that it is my graduation, even if it is online.”

Another graduation bites the dust

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

The highlight of most students’ college experience is walking across the stage during graduation. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSU students will not have that experience.  Jane...

Student Involvement launches new student engagement platform

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 26, 2021

Student Involvement launched the new system-wide platform Coug Presence last week to create a more user-friendly space so students can easily engage with organizations and access events. WSU decided...

WSU state lobbyist Chris Mulick said it would take about $8 million to demolish Johnson Hall.

WSU lobbies for funding of USDA research building on Pullman campus

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumnus enters the 2021 biennial legislative session lobbying to fund the development of new buildings, including a new agricultural research facility in Pullman. Chris Mulick, WSU state lobbyist...

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