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Cougars fall short against Spartans

Cougars fall short against Spartans

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

December 29, 2017

WSU football dropped its final game of the 2017 season to Michigan State University on Thursday in the Holiday Bowl. The final score was 35-17. Redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk was forced to sit out of the bowl game with an injury to his left wrist. This was Falk's final game as a member of the...

A semester in review: eight memorable stories

A semester in review: eight memorable stories

JENNIFER FORSMANN and IAN SMAY

December 11, 2017

Performing Arts, spending cut to eliminate deficit After WSU overspent its budget by roughly $30 million for several years, WSU President Kirk Schulz proposed a plan to eliminate the university’s deficit by cutting each unit’s budget 2.5 percent. The plans include cutting some programs and employe...

Sit-in demands stalled, student leader says

Sit-in demands stalled, student leader says

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

December 11, 2017

Despite feeling hopeful after meeting with administration several times to address demands made at the sit in earlier this fall, WSU Black Student Union President and sit-in organizer Chijioke Emeka said the administration has since done nothing to address their issues. “They haven’t done anything...

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

Young Democrats protest Congressional tax bill

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2017

A handful of Young Democrats of WSU staged a small demonstration on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall today to protest Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' "yes" vote on a controversial House tax plan that may impact students. The protesters said the bill would have negative repercussions for many WSU students...

Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

Falk honored as nation’s top walk-on

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen asst. sports editor

December 4, 2017

WSU redshirt senior quarterback Luke Falk today won the Burlsworth Trophy, an annual award given to the best player in college football that began their career as a walk-on. This was Falk’s third straight year as a finalist for the award. The previous two years, University of Oklahoma quarterback...

Mike Leach interviews for Tennessee job, reports say

Mike Leach interviews for Tennessee job, reports say

REBECCA WHITE, JACOB MOORE, and DYLAN GREENE

November 30, 2017

WSU football Head Coach Mike Leach denied the multiple reports that surfaced Thursday night of a meeting between him and a University of Tennessee official to potentially discuss a job opportunity. Leach met with Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie about the Vols head coaching vacancy while recruiting...

Grad students question budget cuts

Grad students question budget cuts

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 27, 2017

During their last meeting of the semester, GPSA senators asked Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales to uphold crucial graduate student protections. Gonzales emphasized more transparency and consideration of graduate students’ voices at Monday night’s GPSA Senate meeting, but not...

WSU employees, students call for administrative salary cuts

WSU employees, students call for administrative salary cuts

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 26, 2017

More than 500 current and former WSU faculty, staff and students have signed a proposal as of Sunday to balance the $30 million budget deficit by cutting the salaries of administrators that make six figures a year by at least 10 percent. Specifically, there would be a 10 percent cut for administrators making betwe...

Student Affairs to reduce travel costs, hold positions vacant

Student Affairs to reduce travel costs, hold positions vacant

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 21, 2017

Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales held a closed meeting Monday with full-time staff of the division to discuss reducing travel expenses and maintaining vacant positions. The Evergreen followed up with her the next morning for an individual meeting during which Gonzales explained h...

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

Samoa Trip expenses cost thousands

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

November 16, 2017

WSU President Kirk Schulz’s trip to the Samoan Islands in late August ran a tab of over $6,500, according to Schulz's travel expense records. First-class plane tickets were the greatest expense. Schulz and a small group of Pullman community leaders traveled to the Samoan Islands in late Augu...

Performing Arts cut hits home

Performing Arts cut hits home

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

November 15, 2017

Mary Trotter sat at home with her two-year-old twin daughters Sophia and Josephine on her lap on the morning of Nov. 2, thinking over the events that would unfold that evening. Trotter, a faculty senator, clinical assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Performing Arts support s...

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

Colleges cut funding to environmental centers

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2017

Two programs face cuts as university lowers spending

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